Russian theater director Yevgenia Berkovich and author Svetlana Petriychuk are arrested following their collaboration on their award-winning play Finist, the Bright Falcon as the Russia-Ukraine war continues to escalate.
In the U.S., back to back mass shootings continue and Trump’s rape and defamation trial winds down with pending closing statements – “Fortunately or unfortunately….” Meanwhile his loyal Proud boys and Oath Keepers are handed guilty verdicts for seditious conspiracy for their involvement in the January 6th Capitol attack.
In Europe, wide scale raids in an joint effort against the notorious Ndrangheta mafia result in over 100 arrests in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
This weekend forecasts the coronation of King Charles III in England and the execution of Habib Chaab, a Swedish-Iranian national who had been convicted of leading an Arab separatist group in Iran.
Today is the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo. On this day, Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire (1260); After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prison (1981); Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain (1494); Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent (1809); Mexican army claims victory over Napoleon’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla, (cinco de Mayo, 1862); New York City’s Carnegie Hall celebrates its official opening night (1891).
On this day, May 5, was born political philosopher Karl Marx (1818), and died Napoleon Bonaparte (1821).
Welcome to the .139th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.
Filip Bojovic, Turbo Dioxide
FUTURES / Artists Nominated
FUTURES announces the new emerging visual artists selected for 2023. The 18 FUTURES platform members selected a promising group of almost 100 artists with heterogeneous backgrounds and creative visions, who will have access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences. 2023 exhibitions to be announced.
Jimmie Durham / Humanity Is Not a Completed Project
Museo Madre presents artist, poet, performer, essayist, activist Jimmie Durham, a unique figure in international art history of the last half century in his first retrospective exhibition after his death. Curated by Kathryn Weir. Final weekend on view, through May 8, 2023 at Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
© Marjolein Martinot, Netherlands, 3rd Place, Professional competition, Portfolio, 2023 Sony World Photography Awards
Sony World Photography Awards 2023
Sony World Photography Awards is the leading competition for photographers and artists working in photography. The Awards are regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions. 2023 Winners & Finalists Announced / World Photography Organisation.
M’hammed Kilito, Before It’s Gone / 2023 Photo Contest, Africa, Long-Term Projects
World Press Photo 2023
Representing major events and moments overlooked by the mainstream media in 2022, the 2023 World Press Photo Contest winners call attention to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Winners announced and world wide exhibitions scheduled for throughout 2023.
Jennyfher Alvarado + Álvaro Gonzalez, An Elevated Table in the Landscape, Viña Lanciano
For 2023 the annual edition of Concéntrico presented an extensive program with 21 interventions, meetings and activities involving works of more than 100 professionals from 15 different nationalities. Concéntrico 09 / Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, just closed on May 2, 2023.
Nicole Eisenman. What Happened
Nicole Eisenman, What Happened surveys the entire spectrum of the artist’s three decades of work in painting and sculpture, bringing together approximately 100 works dating from 1992 to the present. On view through September 10, 2023 at Museum Brandhorst.