April, 2012

HELP DESK: Burning Bridges

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Welcome to HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to–contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. Email helpdesk@dailyserving.com with your questions. All submissions remain strictly anonymous and become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored by KQED.org. Also, check it out: HELP DESK was interviewed for the Art21[.....]

From the DS Archives: Martin Creed

In 2010 Martin Creed, along with Richard Wright and the artist team of Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth, were comissioned to make pieces to be exhibited in the Edinburgh Art Festival. Creed’s works are currently on display at the Tate St. Ives until July 27, 2012. The following article was originally published by Kelly Nosari on September 1, 2010: Each year, from mid-summer to early[.....]

Marking Time at the MCA

The revamped Museum of Contemporary Art Australia opened its doors with Marking Time, an exhibition exploring time, duration and mortality. Jim Campbell’s ‘Last Day in the Beginning of March 2003’, a reimagining of the last 24 hours in his brother’s life, is a transfixing experience. One enters the dark space into the sound of rain.  Pools of flickering light illuminate wall texts identifying single moments such as[.....]

Rain, Fantasy and Freedom

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley Rain in Los Angeles is apparently bimodal — there are dry years followed by a few wet ones — which means the average precipitation is reached by factoring the wet and dry years together. We must be in a wetter year now, because there have been multiple rainy days just this week.[.....]

Engaging a Community with Public Art on The High Line

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Running alongside Tenth Avenue for approximately twenty blocks in Chelsea, The High Line has become a household term amongst Manhattanites since 2009 when it first became accessible as a public park. Since then – and especially within the last year – The High Line has ignited widespread murmur relating to its breathtaking architecture, imaginative urban integration and more recently its emergence as the local gallery[.....]

Interview with Rineke Dijkstra

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As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, Daily Serving is sharing Patricia Maloney’s recent interview with photographer Rineke Dijkstra. Currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the mid-career retrospective of work by the photographer Rineke Dijkstra lays out the argument she has built for more than twenty years for the intimacy and dignity of portraiture as a genre. Beginning with the portraits[.....]

Stephanie Washburn’s “Twice Told”

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What makes a tale “twice told”? For Nathaniel Hawthorne, who published a collection called Twice Told Tales, these were stories that had already lived one life by having been previously printed.  And for William Shakespeare, who coined the phrase, a “twice-told tale” was the most tedious tale of the lot, borrowed and uninspired. Shakespeare, however, had not met Stephanie Washburn. In the case of Washburn’s[.....]