Welcome to another edition of ARTPIL’s Prescription. Today we are January 13 and well into the New Year 2020. We will have to see if our vision for the year is worthy of its namesake.
Today in history we saw the first issue of The Times of London published (1785); Richard Wagner completes his opera Parsifal (1882); British Independent Labour Party forms (1893); Emile Zola publishes his open letter J’accuse denouncing the French government for wrongdoing (1898); A tremendous earthquake in Avezzano in Italy kills an estimated 30,000 people (1915); Samuel Beckett’s radio play All that Fall airs on BBC (1957); 9,000 scientists of 43 nations join to petition the United Nations to ban nuclear testing (1958).
Welcome to the .109th edition of Prescriptions. Stay with us as we enter the second phase of the month of Janus. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Miguel Ângelo Rocha
Mudam Luxembourg presents Worlds in Motion, a thematic presentation of works by nine contemporary artists from the Mudam Collection that address or embody movement as a physical and perceptual event. On view through April 13, 2020 at Mudam Luxembourg.
While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Naeem Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era, manifested through decolonization, revolution, and independence. At The Power Plant through May 10, 2020.
Monnaie de Paris presents the first solo show of Kiki Smith in a French institution. Several pieces from 1980 through today are being displayed in a two level exhibition that explores the different techniques, interests and ideals of the New York-based artist. Review by Ana Sonderéguer. On view through February 9, 2020 at Monnaie de Paris.
“In the late summer of 2016, I spent six weeks in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region where I documented the transformation of some of the most influential cities in the region: Ordos, Hohhot, and Baotou.” –Alessandro Zanoni. Book presentation by Urbanautica Institute at Officine Creative Italiane in Perugia.
Artpil is proud to announce for its 11th edition, the 2020 selections for 30 Under 30 Women Photographers. Founded in 2010, 30 Under 30 has helped emerging, mid-career, as well as some accomplished women photographers to gain further exposure and participate in the collective among peers. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
Magnum Gallery Paris presents Alec Soth, an exhibition that features work reaching from Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), the artist’s first monograph, to his latest, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (2019). “Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life.” –Alec Soth. On view through January 24, 2020 at Magnum Gallery Paris.
Alec Soth and his exhibition with works spanning from Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004) to his latest, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (2019) presented by Magnum Gallery Paris; Alessandro Zanoni’s book The Post-War Dream presented last week by Urbanautica Institute; Kiki Smith at Monnaie de Paris reviewed by Ana Sonderéguer; Naeem Mohaiemen and his exhibition What We Found After You Left at The Power Plant.