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Reflections on the Guillotine

 

Once again in the UK, Theresa May’s new Brexit plan is voted down in the Parliament now with just over 2 weeks remaining for their scheduled exit; Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, taking the lives of all 157 people on board; In the U.S., the Governor of California Gavin Newsom is to sign an executive order today to end the death penalty making the 2006 court-ordered moratorium now an executive one, citing that the system overwhelmingly discriminates against racial minorities and the poor, adding that “Our death penalty system has been – by any measure – a failure. It has provided no public safety benefit or value as a deterrent […] most of all, the death penalty is absolute, irreversible and irreparable in the event of a human error,” – reminiscent of Albert Camus, Reflections on the Guillotine.

Welcome to the .087th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Noriyuki Suzuki, oh my ( ), 2017

Future Now Symposium 2019

We are living in a time of globalization, expansion and media saturation. We communicate instantly, yet with alarming disconnect. Aesthetica’s Future Now Symposium this past week explored culture through the mechanism of art. Artists included Hannah Starkey and Todd Hido, among others, with representatives in attendance from Foam AmsterdamFriezeHuxley-Parlour, Tate , and The Design Museum.

 

Chantal Joffe

International Women’s Day

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day. Often our better halves, and with whom we could not do without, we renewed our commitment to engage and we celebrate the women who have inspired and created in the art world. Artists highlighted included Vivian MaierAnna-Eva BergmanHannah StarkeyChantal JoffeAnna WintelerDorothea LangeSenta Simond, and our own 30 Under 30 Women Photographers.

 

Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan: Domestic Theater

Challenging its truth-telling capabilities with a hybrid of documentary and staged work, Larry Sultan’s photographs mine the psychological nuances in daily family interaction across the suburban landscape. On view through April 6, 2019 at Yancey Richardson.

 

Adan Vallecillo, Carcelero II, 2012, Spoons and padlock

I Walk the Night

Driven by an undefined long shadow which is taking over everywhere, while its silent threat relentlessly spreads under the noise of the current climate… A change of paradigm has happened. Artists presented include Martha Araújo, Gabriel Borba Filho, and Loreto Martínez Troncoso, among others. At PM8 Gallery through April 5, 2019.

 

Rebekka Steiger

Wild is the Wind / Rebekka Steiger

Rebekka Steiger painted extensively as a means to cope with the unknown environment she was plunged into, while new motifs as well as a more spontaneous approach to painting found their way into her practice. On view through March 30, 2019 at Galerie Urs Meile.

 

Olafur Eliasson, The Island Series, 1997

Nordic Impressions

This exhibition brings together a wide array of artistic expressions, paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, films, and videos, that reflect the diversity and global character of Nordic art. Artists include Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Tal R, and the Danish artist collaborative SUPERFLEX. At Scandinavia House through June 8, 2019.

 

Rebekka Steiger

RECENT PROFILES

Todd Hido and Hannah Starkey recently represented at Aesthetica’s Future Now SymposiumLarry Sultan’s hybrid of documentary and staged photography Domestic Theater at Yancey RichardsonRebekka Steiger, the up and coming painter and her series Wild is the Wind at Galerie Urs Meile; the Danish artist collaborative SUPERFLEX. among several others in the the group exhibition Nordic Impressions at Scandinavia House; and reintroducing the women artists featured in this past week’s International Women’s Day, including Vivian MaierAnna-Eva BergmanChantal JoffeAnna WintelerDorothea LangeSenta Simond, and our own 30 Under 30 Women Photographers.

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Festival Circulation(s) / 2020
March 14 – May 10, 2020
A festival dedicated to emerging photography in Europe, each year it reveals the vitality of young creation and speaks...
+
International Women’s Day
March 8, 2020
Often our better halves, and with whom we could not be without, we renew our commitment to engage. Once...
+
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All
March 4 – July 5, 2020
This exhibit considers Richter's six decade long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the...
+
SHOW OFF: Austrian Fashion Design
February 14 – July 12, 2020
Time travel through fashion design from the 80s to today to view the wide spectrum of designers connected with...
+
Thirty Years of Women
February 7 – April 11, 2020
This exhibit draws from Jackson Fine Art’s 30 year history of showing some of the most distinguished female voices...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .110
A Spectre is Haunting Europe
In fact take my body who will, take it I say, it is not me... And come a stove...
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Asikainen, Chin, and Houghton
Jan 25 – Apr 26, 2020
BALTIC 39 is proud to present three solo exhibitions with artists Henna Asikainen, Kara Chin, and Ben Jeans Houghton....
+
Reading Time in Space
Modernism at mumok
This exhibit traces passages of time and artistic concepts, accounting the idea of an expanded concept of art, one...
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