December, 2010

Peace on Earth

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Bing Crosby died a month before Merrie Olde Christmas aired on national television. The holiday special included one of the most unexpected and fortuitous duets of the crooner’s career: a pairing with David Bowie, then fresh off of Station to Station. Bowie and Bing, over forty years apart in age, performed a[.....]

Interview with Nina Beier

In the first moments of our meeting, Nina Beier ambushed me.  “Do you mind if we go over to the tea garden next door?” she asked, “Some friends of mine are there and we can all talk together.”  I was alarmed at the prospect of a one-on-one interview conducted in a group, but I held my nose and jumped in.  It was only through talking[.....]

Fan Mail: Adam De Neige

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[.....]

Geometria Impura

Like most countries, much of Brazilian art seems to be located in and produced by artists living in the largest urban centers, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Geometria Impura, a traveling show from Belo Horizonte aims to shorten the distance from satellites to center. Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica in Rio de Janeiro is the latest exhibition stop, which was inaugurated in Belo Horizonte[.....]

Artur Żmijewski

Concerned with the role of the individual in society, Artur Żmijewski produces works which expose social conflicts. His manifesto, Applied Social Arts, anchors his practice in two ways – art as a valid means of knowledge production, and the use of art to address the political and the social. In comparison to the social sciences, art is seldom drawn upon as a form of knowledge.[.....]

From the DS Archives: Tom Schmelzer

From the DS Archives reintroduces you to Tom Schmelzer, a Munich based concept artist.  He is currently showing beautiful outside my head forever at WTC Hamburg through January 15th, 2011. This article was originally written by Rebekah Drysdale on April 30, 2008. Munich-based artist Tom Schmelzer describes himself as a concept artist who uses brilliant aesthetics in his illusionary sculptures and moving objects to “make a point”[.....]

2010 California Biennial

Today’s article is brought to you from our friends at the Huffington Post, written by James Scarborough. Literature supplies the concept of an unreliable narrator, whose credibility one questions or otherwise doubts in the telling of a particular story. The Orange County Museum of Art‘s 2010 California Biennial, curated by Sarah C. Bancroft, suggests that the concept can be applied to art museums as well:[.....]