We are wrapping up the first week of the new year 2019. Take out the empty champagne bottles for recycling. Back to work. Last week we closed out 2018 with our Prescription .077 reviewing the highlights of the year, then we announced the selections for our annual 30 Under 30 Women Photographers series. We hit the new ground running. Welcome to the .078th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
The first comprehensive retrospective of the Austrian artist Ernst Caramelle includes all of his phases from 1974 to the present combining the artist’s various media and conceptual approaches. On view at Mumok through April 28, 2019.
Modernism is promiscuous, passing quietly between artists, writers and cultural traditions. Shannon Bool’s critical re-imagination shines a light on these transactions, and the limited role of women within. Through January 19, 2019 at Daniel Faria Gallery.
There is no premeditation in Tesfaye Urgessa’s compositions, but rather a decision to adhere to the logic of the subconscious and chance, for a meaning that is sometimes wry and sometimes irreverent. Through February 3, 2019 at Uffizi Galleries, Pitti Palace.
Meiro Koizumi’s challenging body of work examines complex issues of power dynamics both familial and national, the tension between staged and authentic emotion, and the conflict between duty and desire. On view through January 9, 2019 at White Rainbow.
In a series of commissions, artists explore the manipulation of information, notions of artifice and illusion, ideas of transparency, and an engagement with the representations of cinema and media. Artists include Sol Calero, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Matthew Griffin, Daniel Jenatsch, Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Through March 24, 2019 at ACCA.
First launched in 2010, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers has helped emerging, mid-career, as well as some accomplished women photographers to gain further exposure and participate in a collective among peers. For its 10th edition, Artpil is proud to announce the 2019 group with styles ranging from art photography to documentary, portraiture to street and fashion.
Tesfaye Urgessa’s wry and sometimes irreverent paintings, Beyond, at Uffizi Galleries; Shannon Bool’s critical re-imagining of modernity Bomb Shell at Daniel Faria Gallery; Ernst Caramelle and A Résumé, featuring works from the mid ’70 to the present on view at Mumok; Arber Sefa from Kosovo with his stark black & white portrait photography; Daniel Jenatsch, among the featured in The Theatre is Lying at ACCA; Meiro Koizumi’s examination of power dynamics and emotional tension in Battlelands at White Rainbow.
And, of course, the collective of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2019: Evelyn Bencicova | Giulia Bersani | September Dawn Bottoms | Sidney Léa Le Bour | Louise Brunnodottir | Meyrem Bulucek | Lucia Buricelli | Joanna Demarco | Isabelle Ha Eav | Fabiola Ferrero | Maria Gawryluk | Juliana Usma González | Sophie Green | Andrea Hernàndez | Fernanda De Icaza | Alice Jacquemin | Megan Jelinger | Laura Lafon | Jagoda Lasota | Alice Lisi | Paulina Metzscher | Martha Micali | Colette Pomerleau | Ioanna Sakellaraki | Iggy Smalls | Sara Aue Sobol | Anne-Sophie Soudoplatoff | Kristina Syrchikova | Katelyn Wang | Rachel Woolf.