March, 2012

Help Desk: Protection


Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m currently a photography student. As I try to figure out how I will make a living after graduation, like many photographers, I’m leaning towards a combination of fine art and commercial work. All[…..]

From the DS Archives – Nedko Solakov has All in Order, with Exceptions

Today from the DS Archives we bring you a serious throw back, from the ancient time of 2007, (it’s crazy how much our review format has changed!) to bring you an update on the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov. Solakov’s first major retrospective in Belgium, All in Order, with Exceptions, will be on view from 25 February–3 June 2012 at S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art. And don’t[…..]

EWX: Material Matters at the Courtauld Institute of Art


    There is a specific joy that flares when a familiar space is reanimated by art—whether it’s public sculpture appearing at a junction travelled through often, like the new fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, or something as quiet as a different postcard image on an office bulletin board—it’s a little visual jolt for a view that’s become tired. When I first arrived at the[…..]

This Space is Mine, Again


This was originally published as part of DailyServing’s week-long FORCE OF FAILURE in March 2011. Then, MOCA had opened a show of Rodarte’s Black Swan costumes that coincided with the Oscars and Fashion Weeks around the world, and L.A. performance artist Dawn Kasper had just done a performance in which she revisited Vito Acconci’s 1971 Claim performance. Since Autumn/Winter collections have just debuted in London,[…..]

You Killed Me First: the Cinema of Transgression at Kunst-Werke


You Killed me First (1985), one of Richard Kern’s longer films starring David Wojnarowicz and Lung Leg, could be read as a clear teenage allegory of the Cinema of Transgression itself.  A girl (Lung leg) bristles at the religious directives of her parents, asserting her right to personhood outside demure hairstyles and turkey dinners, constructing voodoo dolls and entertaining other manners of dark drawing in[…..]



Located in Barcelona, Paradigmas is a gallery owned by Brazilian artists, and husband and wife team, Chico Amaral and Angélica Padovani. Their goal is to create a dialogue between Latin American and European artists, displaying paired works from both continents. Ilana Lichtenstein and Levan Tsulukidze were brought together for their last exhibition Casualmente Fotographia (Coincidentally Photography) by curator Gloria Fernández. Ilana lives in São Paulo[…..]