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Dunning, Kruger & Co.

 

The global pandemic quickly approaching 5 million cases worldwide, there is to date over 300,000 recorded deaths, with experts believing the actual figures to be far greater.

The continued confinement for many has been wearisome with extended shut downs having severe economic consequences. The world now looks on to reopening businesses and activities of everyday life with varying levels of eagerness, denial, or apprehension, and envision the impossible return to normal.

The front line workers all but exhausted and politicians are reigniting their campaign engines, as if ever extinguished – the last ones to the party, the first to leave on their Dunning-Kruger victory lap. The second wave is essentially secured. The story is not over.

May the rest of us continue to exercise good form, polite and protective distance with those around us. Whatever be the case, the next chapter in humanity unfolds.

Welcome to the .113th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.

 

Sally Mann

The Treachery of Memory

Sally Mann’s experiments with old methods of photography speak to her subject matter. Both are ephemeral yet physical, taking careful stock of time, moments passing and becoming memories. Text by Alexandra Gilliams / XIBT Magazine.

 

Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

Diary of a Pandemic: Part I / Part II

As part of an ongoing initiative, photographers of Magnum Photos are sharing information and new work made in these strange and difficult times as the Covid-19 outbreak has imposed restrictions in movement. Including works of Alex Majoli, Peter van Agtmael, Alec Soth, Mark Power, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and others. Ongoing, Magnum Photos.

 

Romain Laurendeau, Kho, the Genesis of a Revolt, 2020 Photo Contest, World Press Photo Story of the Year

World Press Photo 2020

For six decades, World Press Photo has been expanding its mission as an independent nonprofit, drawing on experience to guide visual journalists, storytellers, and audiences around the world. World Press Photo 2020 Winners & Nominees announced.

 

Whiting Tennis, Feral Cat, 2019

Indie Folk

Indie Folk: New Art from the Pacific Northwest identifies a group of contemporary artists working in this unique and rugged part of North America working with a variety of media and ideas of community. Online through June 13, 2020 at Adams and Ollman.

 

Still from Flavio-Shiró

Flavio-Shiró

Flavio-Shiró is a cult artist, a painter’s painter. His work defies categorization or association with any artistic group or movement. For more than six decades, his work has simply been modern. Flavio-Shiró, a documentary directed by Margaux Fitoussi and Adam Tanaka.

 

Maximilian Mann, Fading Flamingos, 2020 World Press Photo Contest, Environment, Stories, 2nd Prize

PROFILES

Flavio-Shiró, presented in the new documentary Flavio-Shiró by Margaux Fitoussi and Adam Tanaka; Sally Mann featured in Treachery of Memory, by Alexandra Gilliams / XIBT Magazine; Atelier 97cm, a Berlin-based atelier founded by Illya Goldman G. and Mehmet Cevik; and reintroducing Alex Majoli, Peter van Agtmael, Alec Soth, Mark Power, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and others among those contributing to Magnum’s ongoing project, Diary of a Pandemic, Part I & Part II.

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The Spirit Becometh A Camel
"You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine? You would have...
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Subject and Object
March 21 – August 16, 2020
This exhibition examines the relationships between the different photographic positions that have developed in the cities of the Rhineland...
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Demonstrations in Paris
Spirit of Bastille
In celebration of Bastille Day, images of recent demonstrations reflect on what it means to be French today, well...
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Rhythms and Vibrations
June 4 – July 24, 2020
From the start of abstract art there was a split between two lines: one structured and economical, often proscribing...
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Cities in Dust
Jan 23 – Jul 31, 2020
Our era is typified by human presence as the main enabler of disasters. This collective exhibition presents 15 artists...
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Vivian Maier: Works in Color
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2020
Deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record, these works capture the street life of Chicago...
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A Matter of Black Lives
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Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, demonstrations across the U.S. and beyond ignite against racism and...
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We Are One
A Global Film Festival
This festival is born out of the idea that the film community can come together in times of crises,...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .115
The Spirit Becometh A Camel
"You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine? You would have...
+
Subject and Object
March 21 – August 16, 2020
This exhibition examines the relationships between the different photographic positions that have developed in the cities of the Rhineland...
+
Demonstrations in Paris
Spirit of Bastille
In celebration of Bastille Day, images of recent demonstrations reflect on what it means to be French today, well...
+
Rhythms and Vibrations
June 4 – July 24, 2020
From the start of abstract art there was a split between two lines: one structured and economical, often proscribing...
+
Cities in Dust
Jan 23 – Jul 31, 2020
Our era is typified by human presence as the main enabler of disasters. This collective exhibition presents 15 artists...
+
Vivian Maier: Works in Color
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2020
Deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record, these works capture the street life of Chicago...
+
A Matter of Black Lives
ARTPIL / Prescription .114
Following the murder of George Floyd by police officers, demonstrations across the U.S. and beyond ignite against racism and...
+
We Are One
A Global Film Festival
This festival is born out of the idea that the film community can come together in times of crises,...
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