The end of Summer is upon us; another Fall at hand. A new world order awaits; and with it, a new set of uncertainties. The work place culture is in full transition with work places themselves now transformed. Children are back in school, or not…. Masks / No masks – this uncivil war playing out in parking lots across nations. And through it all, the one unbreakable cycle of two seasons in this post modern existence persists: election campaigns, and elections. Spiritus Mundi of such little certainty: The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Thing fall apart; The center cannot hold… (Yeats).
Welcome to the .119th edition of Prescriptions. We recently closed out some summer exhibitions, preparing now for the fall. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
The MAC Montreal recently presented the world premiere of Jardin de Sculptures Ephémères – Acte 1, a new performance by dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard on its digital platforms. Just closed at The MAC, but still viewable on their website.
“The painter is a loner in his studio. Therefore, not much has changed in my working approach during this lockdown. My work consists of worrying about the paper: its smoothness, its modesty.” –Jan Voss. Showing at Galerie Lelong & Co., Online Viewing Room.
Takesada Matsutani says of his work, “Time is for me, most important. I was born, I must die. But my conscious is streaming for infinity. My infinity, my purpose, my desire is there. That’s my imagination.” Presented online at Hauser & Wirth.
CHART, marking the eighth edition of the annual Nordic festival for contemporary art, launched its de-centered program of exhibitions and events, and notably, this year presenting all women artists. Closed August 30, 2020, with several installations still on display in various galleries. Among the participants included Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, and artists Anastasia Ax, Anna Bjerger, Candida Höfer, Chantal Joffe, Eva Schlegel.
Henrik Olesen, Auflosung I, 2020 / Silicone on board
This group exhibition Local Talent featured over twenty Berlin based artists from several generations and diverse nationalities and backgrounds with works that resonate with this unprecedented time. Artists included, Manfred Pernice, Gerwald Rockenschaub, and Thomas Demand, among several others. Curated by Thomas Demand. Now closed, at Sprüth Magers.
This exhibition of Tyler Mitchell along with his book publication comes at a critical time in our culture when so many are challenging pre-existing representations and taking ownership of their own imaging, see the world and all that is possible. Through December 31, 2020 at ICP International Center for Photography, New York.
Marie Chouinard, Jardin de Sculptures Ephémères / The MAC
Jan Voss, whose works Parcelles are presented at Galerie Lelong; Takesada Matsutani recently exhibiting Stream, online at Hauser & Wirth; Anastasia Ax, Anna Bjerger, Chantal Joffe, Eva Schlegel, and Candida Höfer among many others represented by numerous participating galleries of CHART Art Fair 2020, including Galleri Magnus Karlsson and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard; Thomas Demand along with several other Berlin based artists present at Local Talent, curated by Thomas Demand at Sprüth Magers; The MAC Montreal who recently hosted the world premiere of Jardin de Sculptures Ephémères – Acte 1, a new performance by dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard; and Tyler Mitchell with his timely and poignant exhibition and book publication, I Can Make You Feel Good, at ICP International Center for Photography in New York.