The summer’s end is upon us, the respite from a life on pause now rounded out. For many, the pandemic is in the rear view, and wars, now classified, or de/re-classified.
Pack up the beach bags and the picnic baskets. Count the incoming votes, with or without incident. Back to school, return to work, live the new normal….
On this day, August 22, The first Geneva Convention is adopted and signed by 12 nations – its plural form composed of four treaties and various protocols that establish international legal standards for humanitarian treatment in war and define the basic rights of wartime prisoners as well as establishing protections for the wounded and sick, including civilians in and around war-zones (1864).
Welcome to the .133rd edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
William Klein, Backstage “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?,” 1966. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker. Few have transformed as many fields of art and culture as William Klein. This exhibition including photographs, paintings, and films from 1948–2013 is on view through September 12, 2022 at ICP.
Daniel Castro Garcia, Catania, Sicily, Italy, August 2017 / Courtesy of the artist
In this year’s edition of Rencontres d’Arles titled Visible or Invisible, A Summer Revealed, artists are there to remind us of what we want to neither hear nor see. “It is to the visible, to images, that man turns for a radical testimony of his own being, his own nature.” Through September 25, 2022, Arles.
Hilla Becher, [Metal Forms]
Bernd & Hilla Becher changed the course of late 20th century photography. Working as a couple, they focused on a single subject: the disappearing industrial architecture that fueled the modern era. On view through November 6, 2022 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Each painting of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in this international touring mid-career retrospective is made from a composite archive of found images supplemented by her own imagination, rendered in expressive, short brushstrokes and a distinctive palette of dark, dramatic tones. Through September 5, 2022 at Mudam Luxembourg.
Providing a variety of perspectives from all corners of the globe, the 2022 World Press Photo Contest awarded works present courageous stories, invaluable insights and a diversity of interpretations. Exhibitions scheduled, various venues worldwide, 2022–2023.
The Arctic was never considered a place for women, historically deemed unfit to deal with the challenges of an isolated life in the wilderness. This project aims to propose a different narrative. Photography series by Catherine Lemblé through September 11, 2022 at Contretype / Center for Contemporary Photography, Brussels.
Nan Goldin / USA
The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, The Milk of Dreams takes its title from a book by Leonora Carrington in which the Surrealist artist describes a magical world where life is constantly re-envisioned through the prism of the imagination. Through November 11, 2022.