ARTPIL / Prescription .104
Not stone can jacket heaven

 

The bell-rope that gathers God at dawn
Dispatches me as though I dropped down the knell
Of a spent day – to wander the cathedral lawn
From pit to crucifix, feet chill on steps from hell.

Have you not heard, have you not seen that corps
Of shadows in the tower, whose shoulders sway
Antiphonal carillons launched before
The stars are caught and hived in the sun’s ray? […]

And so it was I entered the broken world
To trace the visionary company of love, its voice
An instant in the wind (I know not whither hurled)
But not for long to hold each desperate choice.

My word I poured. But was it cognate, scored
Of that tribunal monarch of the air
Whose thigh embronzes earth, strikes crystal Word
In wounds pledged once to hope – cleft to despair? […]

–excerpt, The Broken Tower / Hart Crane

Welcome to the start of Mercatus Plebeii. Welcome to the .104th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Still from Needletail, 2019. Directed by Alice Hamilton, UK. Drama Finalist in ASFF 2019

Aesthetica Short Film Festival / 2019

A hotbed for talent discovery and a key event for filmmakers to meet industry professionals, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival celebrated independent film from around the world, supporting and championing filmmaking last week, November 6–10, 2019 in York, UK.

 

Marsden Hartley

The Earth Is All I Know of Wonder

The Louisiana Museum embarks in the mission of acquainting the European public with a grand retrospective that gathers over one hundred works of Marsden Hartley, a key figure in American Modernism. On view at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art through January 19, 2020. Review by Paola Paleari.

 

Analia Saban

Particle Theory / Analia Saban

Asking what the fundamental distinctions are between mediums, Analia Saban’s work dismantles the physical nature of materials and the basic premise of the medium to a near unconscious or particle level. On view through December 28, 2019 at Arario Gallery, Seoul.

 

Kristina Syrchikova

30 Under 30 Women Photographers / Paris

Earlier this month for its 10th Edition of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, ARTPIL + MAISON PHOTO presented the 2019 group at Galerie Claude Samuel during Paris Photo (November 8–10, 2019) in Paris. Works can be viewed online, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2019.

 

Carlos Garaicoa

A Borderless Reality / Carlos Garaicoa

Carlos Garaicoa investigates how the city and its architecture reflect and influence society. Havana’s abandoned construction projects and the lost dreams they represent are at the core of his meditations. At Lunds Konsthall through February 2, 2020.

 

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik

This major exhibition brings together over 200 works from throughout Nam June Paik’s five-decade career, from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works and all-encompassing installations. Through February 9, 2020 at Tate Modern, London.

 

Mahé Elipe

PROFILES

Mahé Elipe, French photographer and photo journalist with Hans Lucas, based in Mexico; Nam June Paik whose retrospective gathering over 200 works covering five-decades is on view at Tate ModernPaola Paleari, writer and curator who contributed The Earth Is All I Know of Wonder, a review of Marsden Hartley on view at Louisiana Museum of Modern ArtAnalia Saban, work whose deconstructive approach with sculptural installations in Particle Theory is on view at Arario Gallery; And reintroducing Hart Crane, the American poet of the early 20th century and Guggenheim fellow, to whom we owe the opening verses.

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This exhibit traces passages of time and artistic concepts, accounting the idea of an expanded concept of art, one...
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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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