Entering mid February and Valentines just around the corner, MCA / Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to introduce discount tickets to people affected by the gender pay gap; Burger King appropriates footage from Jørgen Leth’s 66 Scenes From America (1982) of Andy Warhol eating a burger, and turns it into a TV commercial; For the 30th anniversary of Salvador Dalí’s death coming in April, The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida unveils a computerized AI version of the surrealist painter; Arts Council England publishes ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Guide for Arts Organizations as talks get dramatic for the final stretch before the schedule UK exit from the European Union; and artist Semple to produce the pigment Black 3.0, “the blackest and mattest paint in the known universe,” just shy of the military grade substance made from carbon nanotubes licensed as Vantablack – could be a new palette pour the Virginia politicians in the U.S.
Welcome to the .084th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Irving Penn / Young Berber Shepherdress, Morocco, 1971
Drawn from the collection of The Irving Penn Foundation the exhibition showcases some of Irving Penn’s most iconic works in fashion, portraiture, nudes, and still life spanning 4 decades of his career. On display through March 7, 2019 at Pace Gallery.
RaMell Ross / Hale County This Morning, This Evening (still)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening / RaMell Ross
Director and Photographer RaMell Ross’ acclaimed feature documentary film Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a study of light, mood, movement and Black life in the U.S. South. Screening through February 14, 2019 at ICA London.
Alberto Burri / White B, 1965
From Gesture To Form
Abstract imagery, as a quest into issues of color, form and space as well as their interrelationships, characterized the postwar decades, becoming the foundation of the Schulhof Collection. Presenting works of Willem De Kooning, Anselm Kiefer, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among others. On view at Venice through March 18, 2019 at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
Imaginary Islands / Lotta Tornroth
With the subtle gesture of melting seawater, Lotta Törnroth, whose artistry has been fascinated by the ocean, its dangers and catastrophes, encapsulates notions of the universal in Imaginary Islands. At Photographic Gallery Hippolyte through February 24, 2019.
Pablo Picasso / Acrobate et jeune arlequin, 1905
The Young Picasso / Blue & Rose Periods
As an exceptional cultural highlight, the Fondation Beyeler is mounting a unique exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso’s poignant and magical masterpieces of his early Blue and Rose periods. Through May 26, 2019.
Anna Winteler / Horizontal Waltz for Left and Right Handcameras, 1989
Works with the Body / Anna Winteler
The body and its movements in a space are indeed the key topics that define Anna Winteler’s practice, becoming a system of coordinates as well as a point of orientation within a spatial situation. On view through April 28, 2019 at Kunsthaus Baselland.
Irving Penn with work spanning four decades in an exhibition at Pace Gallery; RaMell Ross’ acclaimed feature documentary film Hale County This Morning, This Evening at ICA London; Anna Winteler whose retrospective of performance and video practice Works with the Body is presented is at Kunsthaus Baselland; Pablo Picasso’s Blue & Rose Periods surveyed at the Fondation Beyeler; Lotta Törnroth, with photography of Imaginary Islands at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte; The fashion conscious photographer and art director/stylist duo Formento & Formento; Reintroducing Willem De Kooning, Anselm Kiefer, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among those presented in From Gesture To Form at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.