ARTPIL / Prescription .100
Escape Into the Beautiful

 

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away –
Too imperceptible at last
To seem like Perfidy –
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun,
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon –
The Dusk drew earlier in –
The Morning foreign shone –
A courteous, yet harrowing Grace,
As Guest, that would be gone –
And thus, without a Wing
Or service of a Keel
Our Summer made her light escape
Into the Beautiful.

–Emily Dickinson

Welcome to the .100th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Cig Harvey

Eating Flowers / Sensations of Cig Harvey

Spanning photography, video, mixed media and the written word, Cig Harvey’s creative practice explores physical and emotional boundaries of the senses with vividly colored images and seductive vocabulary. Through October 31, 2019 at Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

 

Julian Rosefeldt / In the Land of Drought (still)

In the Land of Drought

Confronting the relationship between humanity and its impact on the world, Julian Rosefeldt’s camera follows an army of scientists emerging to investigate the archaeological remains of civilization after extinction. On view at National Gallery of Victoria through September 29, 2019.

 

Helen Levitt

Observing New York’s Streets

Funny, incongruous, vibrant and resolutely human, these scenes out on the streets of New York, put next to one another make up Helen Levitt’s pictorial oeuvre: a genuine witnessing of the urban effervescence. By Anna Prudhomme, Numèro. Helen Levitt on display at Les Rencontres d’Arles, through September 22, 2019.

 

Samson Young

Samson Young / Real Music

At the heart of Samson Young’s exhibition is an ambitious collaboration with Next Generation Sound Synthesis research group who has developed a pioneering software to generate the sound of virtual instruments. Through October 5, 2019 at Talbot Rice Gallery.

 

Dave Heath

Multitude, Solitude / Dave Heath

Picking out a face in a crowd, capturing an act of violence between siblings, or framing close-up portraits of quiet despair, Dave Heath had an instinctive ability to capture the soul behind the persona. At National Gallery of Canada through September 2, 2019.

 

Diana Lelonek

The Art of Being Good

Although tackling the ecological, social and economic components of crisis is normal in art, artworks and exhibitions rarely direct attention towards their own role in the ruinous sequence of events. Through September 1, 2019 at Tallinn Art Hall.

 

Dave Heath

PROFILES

Dave Heath presents his evocative Multitude, Solitudeon view at National Gallery of CanadaCig Harvey explores physical and emotional boundaries of the senses in Eating Flowers at Ogunquit MuseumSamson Young with his exhibition Real Music in collaboration with Next Generation Sound Synthesis at Talbot Rice GalleryHelen Levitt’s pictorial oeuvre Observing New York’s Streets via Numèro speaking of her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’ArlesJulian Rosefeldt’s screening of In the Land of Drought at National Gallery of Victoria.

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