they grow weary, the patio’s two or three colors.
Tonight, the moon, bright circle,
fails to dominate space.
Patio, channel of sky.
The patio is the slope
down which sky flows into the house.
eternity waits at the crossroad of stars.
It’s pleasant to live in the friendly dark
of entrance-way, arbor, and cistern.
– Jorge Luis Borges / A Patio
Today was born Che Guevara (1928 – 1967) and died Jorge Luis Borges (1899 – 1986). Welcome to the .095th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
The Green Lie / Werner Boote. Austria, 2017
With international films that consider the diversity of relationships of nature and society, this series is dedicated to the artistic and scientific debate of nature / culture as an indivisible whole. Through October 24, 2019 at Fogo Island Arts.
“I want to offer the viewer a new way of being in which we are at ease in each other’s presence…a sense of safety against the turbulence and disjointedness of society in today’s world.” –Nettle Grellier. Text by Daniel Milroy Maher published on It’s Nice That.
Sabine Jelinek, From the series Transfiguration
The curiosity with which humans observe each other is insatiable. This exhibition brings this presumably universal characteristic into focus showcasing treasures of the Federal Photography Collection. Works by Lillian Birnbaum and Paul Kranzler, among others. On view through June 16, 2019 at Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
Annika Larson, 40-15 (video still), 1999
The biennial MOMENTUM has become one of the most exciting platforms for contemporary art in the region and has taken important curatorial approaches that define the present moment in Nordic countries. Through October 9, 2019 at MOMENTUM Kunsthall & Galerie F 15, commissioner Punkt Ø.
With many previously unpublished works, this exhibit offers an overview of Sally Mann’s artistic achievement as well as a focused exploration on the continuing influence of the South on her work. Opening June 18 running through September 22, 2019 at Jeu de Paume.
This long-awaited new edition of Saul Leiter’s book, first published in 2012, features, in addition to his early images, his fashion photography, the overpainted nudes, as well as his paintings and sketchbooks. New Edition, Hardcover, 2019, editors Ingo Taubhorn & Brigitte Woischnik, out on Kehrer Verlag, exhibition through September 15, 2019 at Kulturstiftung Munich.
Gabriel Lester, Blank Stare, 2013 HD video, Courtesy of the artist, Photo Benito Strangio
Lillian Birnbaum and Paul Kranzler, among others, participating in Humanity in Photographs at Museum der Moderne Salzburg; Review/interview of Nettle Grellier, Occupy Space as Equals by Daniel Milroy Maher published on It’s Nice That; Gabriel Lester’s multi-disciplinary works represented at MOMENTUM 10; Sally Mann with her landmark exhibition A Thousand Crossings at Jeu de Paume; Saul Leiter’s photography and early art works, Retrospektive, out on Kehrer Verlag.