March, 2011

I Know Something About Love

In Parasol unit’s latest exhibition, Yinka Shonibare, Yang Fudong, Shirin Neshat and Christodoulos Panayiotou prove that they do know something about love as their visually seductive works tell tales of l’amour ripe with romance and nostalgia. I Know Something About Love reads as a gushing four-verse love poem to love itself – an extended visual sonnet that unfolds in time and space, instilling optimism, hope[.....]

What’s Your Spirit Animal? Karen Kilimnik at 303

Karen Kilimnik’s current show at 303 Gallery in Chelsea is refreshingly spare and conceptually tight. Centered on a multimedia installation from 1989 titled The Hellfire Club Episode of the Avengers, the show also includes a few drawings from the late ‘80s and a handful of paintings and photographs from 2011. The disparate elements on view gel to create a sort of mini-opera, complete with a[.....]

101 Collection: Route 2 Undisclosed Destination

Today’s article is from our friends at Art Practical, where Dena Beard discusses the group exhibition Route 2: Undisclosed Location at CCA‘s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. Route 2: Undisclosed Destination investigates the idea of a West Coast aesthetic as both a decoy and an impresario. In a truly complex approach by a new curator, location is a curatorial device that situates, and sometimes subsumes,[.....]

The Armory Show/Volta NY

The Armory Show shares its name with its historically significant predecessor following a brief stint at the same 69th Regiment Armory.  While today’s Armory Show is now in its twelfth year and situated on expansive piers along the Hudson River, it no doubt benefits from association with the formative 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art.  However, positioned within a global art context that is increasingly[.....]

From the DS Archives: Carefully Orchestrated Failures

As we wrap up our week-long series, Force of Failure, we revisit an article that features the work of Los Angeles-based artist Joe Sola. When discussing a recent performance by Sola, Daily Serving’s Catherine Wagley stated “This was as rewarding a game as any Super Bowl I’ve ever watched, because it showed how much the failure to perform could hurt, but it also showed failure[.....]

On Display Nowhere (In Defense of Transcendental Quests and Lost Causes)

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure with Danielle Sommer’s article on Hans Waander’s project with the humble kingfisher. FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series Flashback:  1982.  Somewhere in the Netherlands, a man alone on the river Maas – a Dutch artist by the name of Hans Waanders – encounters a kingfisher.  The encounter is so striking that Waanders spends the next[.....]

This Space is Mine

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure with John Galliano, Natalie Portman and Vito Acconci in this week’s L.A. Expanded Column. FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley John Galliano has a lavish-sounding last name (he shares it with an Italian liqueur), and lavish taste (“He knows, and we know,[.....]