ARTPIL / Prescription .075
December is the cruelest month

 

December is the cruelest month
but this year for once my cheeks are warm
After long years in the wilderness
I’m ready for the storm
Let them throw all their cannonballs
let all their strong men come
I’m ready to go anywhere
through venom, sick and scum.

December isn’t always cold
This year she’s mine and I know why
Somewhere a flower has to grow
for every flower that dies
I’m stricken with fever
but my heart is strong as steel
I’m ready to go anywhere
I can believe! I can feel!

December is a trusted friend
I always recognise her face
It’s a plague of fools thrown aside forever
by her soft and silent grace
She is reckless as a mayday
gentle as a stone
and ready to go anywhere
to carry me back home.

– Mike Scott / The Waterboys

 

We are approaching the year’s end with the holiday season already around us. Welcome to the .075th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Ai Weiwei / Human Flow

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we survey some features and artists who have created in Resistance, Rebellion, and in the Struggle for Human Rights. Including Sebastião SalgadoAi WeiweiZehra DoğanCamille LepageLu Guang, among many others.

 

Liubov Popova

50 Years / 50 Artists

Celebrating 50 years since the gallery’s establishment as Annely Juda Fine Art in 1968, the exhibition will feature works by 50 artists who have been shown or are represented by the gallery, including David Hockney and Alexander Rodchenko. On view through Dec 21, 2018.

 

Anastasia Mityukova

Project Iceworm / Anastasia Mityukova

In Project Iceworm, Anastasia Mityukova takes a look at the tumultuous history of the town of Thule in Greenland by way of anonymous archival images and private photographs of Inuit people living in the area. At Museum Folkwang through January 27, 2019.

 

Peter Bialobrzeski

Peter Bialobrzeski – The City / Urban Spaces

Photographer Peter Bialobrzeski portrays human habitats just as the elder artist portrayed members of the clergy, personages from history, captured for posterity. Visual art as an intellectual discipline. Through January 19, 2019 at Foto Forum.

 

Marianna Simnett

Blood in My Milk / Marianna Simnett

Unadulterated purity and beauty face impending invasion and sickness. Within the protective zone, however, the body takes on a life of its own and technological apparatuses gain sovereignty. A film installation by Marianna Simnett, on view through January 6, 2019 at MMK Frankfurt.

 

Daniel T. Braun / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Bauhaus & Photography

Bauhaus not only played a key role in the history of 20th Century design and art, but also in photography. This brings together photographs by proponents of this new vision with works by artists such as László Moholy-NagyMarianne Brandt, and Wolfgang Tillmans. Exhibiting at NRW-Forum through March 10, 2019.

 

Peter Bialobrzeski

RECENT PROFILES

Peter Bialobrzeski exhibiting multiple series under the theme of The City / Urban Spaces at Foto ForumMarianna Simnett’s multi-channel film installation Blood in My Milk showing at MMK Frankfurt and New MuseumAnastasia Mityukova’s Project Iceworm on view at Museum FolkwangMarianne Brandt and László Moholy-Nagy among the key figures in Bauhaus & Photography at NRW-ForumGiulia BersaniKatelyn Wang, and Louise Brunnodottir, candidates for 2019’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers; Reintroducing David Hockney and Alexander Rodchenko featured in 50 Years / 50 Artists at Annely Juda Fine Art.

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