Today is November 25th. The United Nations General Assembly has designated today International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Marches around the world this weekend helped raise awareness of ongoing issues, where in many countries femicide is still classified as “honorable,” sex-trafficking is often protected under the guise of “marriage,” and executive misogyny is buried with hush money or excused as “locker room talk.”
Today beings the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from today to December 10th, Human Rights Day, this year the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Earlier this year we covered International Women’s Day featuring the women artists on ARTPIL and reflected on the #MeToo movement; Today, we would like to honor the women who have broken the silence, and we stand in solidarity with survivors, survivor advocates, and women’s human rights defenders.
“Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.” –UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Welcome to the .072nd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Through cinematic narratives, Todd Hido presents a shadowy, empty exterior suburban world while Miles Aldridge presents the viewer with brightly lit garish interiors, both investigating the concept of suburbia. On view through December 15, 2018 at Huxley-Parlour.
Stanley Kubrick / 2001: A Space Odyssey
This in-depth exploration of the complete works of Stanley Kubrick presents over 600 items, including moving images, objects and material from the director’s personal archives and correspondence. At CCCB / Contemporary Culture Center Barcelona through March 31, 2019.
Abelardo Morell (detail) / Karl Blossfeldt (detail)
Through visual confrontations, the visitor is invited to experience the power of the photographic line through these masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection. Including works of Walker Evans, Cig Harvey, and Man Ray, at Property Caillebotte through December 2, 2018.
Thanksgiving in America, a nation whose founding conditioned on colonialism and a proclamation premised on the blood of the natives. The irony is something to bear. On this occasion we survey some contemporary Native American art, featuring Fritz Scholder, the artist collective Postcommodity, and others.
September Dawn Bottoms / 2019 Candidate
Final week for submissions for the 10th annual 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. The 2019 group will round out 10 years and 300 photographers who will have joined with well over a million visits. Deadline is November 30, 2018.
This exhibit uses Farber’s ideas as methodology for assembling the contemporary works of disparate artists as a means to think about time in its many dimensions, from the daily to the cosmological. Among the artists include Lorna Simpson and Wolfgang Tillmans. On view through March 11, 2019 at MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art,
Stanley Kubrick / Eyes Wide Shut (still)
Cig Harvey, minimalist and infectious photography alongside Walker Evans, Man Ray, and others in The Beauty of Lines; Fritz Scholder, among those surveyed for our Thanksgiving feature, Let Us Now Give Thanks; Angela Davis Johnson with her vibrant narrative portrait paintings; and reintroducing Miles Aldridge & Todd Hido in the exhibition This Side of Paradise at Huxley-Parlour; and Lorna Simpson and Wolfgang Tillmans among the collective in One Day at a Time at MOCA Los Angeles.