September, 2010

Digital Nights

Digital Nights, an adaptation of Nuit Blanche that prioritizes the technological in the multidisciplinary vision of contemporary art, is a 10-day showcase of a varied lot of visualization projects by European artists Miguel Chevalier, Bertrand Planes and Art collectives Visual System and Lab[au], currently on view at the Singapore Art Museum, one of the few venues anchoring this joint project. It has been several decades[.....]

Video at TBA’s The Works

TBA is Portland, Oregon’s Time Based Art festival, a group of performance, dance, music, and visual happenings hosted by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.  The visual portion of the festival is held at what the institute refers to as “The Works,” an abandoned circa-1910 redbrick former high school.  It’s an iconic building: if you grew up in the 80s watching after-school specials (or if[.....]

FAN MAIL: Marc Blumthal

DailyServing.com selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to info@dailyserving.com, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[.....]

Subverting the Male Glaze: Rob Pruitt’s Pattern and Degradation

Taking up both Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, much of Pattern and Degradation is based on the Amish tradition of Rumspringa, the time when Amish teenagers get to go nuts for a year before deciding whether or not to commit to the whole Amish thing. Admittedly, the Amish are an easy target—they’ll never get through the Holland Tunnel in a horse and buggy to see[.....]

From the DS Archives: Julieta Aranda

From the DS Archives presents a past feature on artist Julieta Aranda, which examines the artist’s exploration of the concept of time.  Most recently, Aranda participated in a group exhibition, Defending Our Values, at the Centro Cultural Andratx in Mallorca that concluded in March of this year. Julieta Aranda was written by Allision Gibson and originally published on 7 April 2009. Time is an integral[.....]

Build Your Own World: The 2010 01SJ Biennial

This weekend, the largest festival of art, technology and digital culture in the United States opens in San Jose, California. The 2010 01SJ Biennial, Build Your Own World, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event that features dozens of projects by artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens during a four day, city wide event. The biennial, which is open from September 16-19, includes exhibitions, performances,[.....]

Better Off Dead

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Leslie Hewitt’s Grounded is a staircase that goes nowhere. I saw it at the California African American Museum last winter in After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy, a show about the ripples of the year a jailed Huey P. Newton said “we’re hoping the master dies” and Joan Didion[.....]