July, 2011

From the DS Archives: Francis Alÿs, A Story of Deception

This Sunday, From the DS Archives features Belgium artist Francis Alÿs. On view through this month, Alÿs’ A Story of Deception will be on view in NYC at the MoMA. In 2010, the exhibition was featured at the Tate Modern in London and was covered by DailyServing’s Kelly Nosari. This article was originally published on August 14th, 2010. Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Olivier Debroise[…..]

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović

It is rare to see Marina Abramović without a mask. Not a physical barrier – as we know well, she often performs without a stitch of clothing or a smear of make-up. This covering is an emotional sheath – a rigid facade upheld throughout her work and her career even at the most vulnerable of moments. So it was beguiling to find here, under layers[…..]

The Eye Comes First

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley The first time I saw Andy Warhol, I thought he looked eccentric and ascetic, like a cross between Charles Manson, Gandhi and the Pope. I was in grade school, and Warhol, all in white, pale-skinned and wispy haired, was staring up from the pages of a late ‘80s edition of Chronicle of[…..]

To enter the cell is to be transformed

Before I enter the gallery space I hear the roar of the fan blower. Once inside, I encounter an enormous inflated cube emblazoned with red and white stripes, like a circus tent. I join the line of punters and wait obediently, reading the didactic gallery signage. Eventually, it’s my turn: I’m handed a hooded jumpsuit with a red geometric print. They instruct me to remove[…..]

Marco Breuer: Line of Sight

As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, Daily Serving is republishing Brian Andrews‘ article Marco Breuer: Line of Sight, featuring work on view now at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Installation of Marco Breuer: Line of Sight from FAMSF on Vimeo. In 2005 when the de Young museum opened their new Herzog & de Meuron‑designed facility in Golden Gate Park, the[…..]

An Interview with Zoe Crosher

Zoe Crosher’s haunting photographs—showcasing spots where both fictional and non-fictional characters disappeared—have been on display for the last month at Las Cienegas Projects in Los Angeles.  The show closes July 16th.  Crosher recently sat down with DS writer Carmen Winant to talk about the project and her work in general. Carmen Winant: Hi Zoe! Thanks for agreeing to talk with us.  In your latest series,[…..]

From the DS Archives: Any Ever

This Sunday, From the DS Archives features video and installation artist Ryan Trecartin. In a 2010 installment our weekly column L.A. Expanded, Catherine Wagley discussed the artist’s exhibition Any Ever, which was on view at MOCA in Los Angeles. Through September 11th 2011, the exhibition is making its NYC premiere at MoMA PS1 in New York City. L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A[…..]