July, 2012

dOCUMENTA (13): A Bit of Recovery

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Working in the press office of the dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, I have been confronted with media representatives from all over the world in all matter of sorts. Their attitudes have varied from excited enthusiasm during the preview days to defeated exhaustion after hours and miles of contemporary art navigation. It must be said, these nearly 3,000 journalists are troopers. They often come misdirected[…..]

Guide to Art Basel 43: You can’t do it all, but you can certainly try

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Going to Basel during the art fair is like battling a multi-headed Hydra. It’s the biggest, potentially most daunting international art event of the year. You may not be able to do it all – but you might as well die of alcohol poisoning while trying. Indeed Basel is, like many international art fairs, biennials and events – a massive party attended by every international[…..]

James Turrell’s Wedgework V

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In Beau Lotto’s 2009 TED Talk, he takes the audience through a small series of examples and visual exercises to illustrate the gap between reality and perception. Colors are created through layers of shaded panes, films, shadows, and the positioning of objects. Scientifically speaking, the mind collects and stores these visual images, creating patterns so that images in the physical world are readily discerned: a[…..]

HELP DESK: Glass Half Full

ANDRE KERTESZ, Broken Bench, NY, 1962. Mounted silver print, 10 x 8 in.

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. Happy issue 26! That’s right, folks, we’re six months into a glorious year of HELP DESK. If[…..]

Girl Talk

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Today from the DS Archives we bring you two examples of Feminist art, past and present. First, revisit a past edition of L.A. Expanded, and then buy your plane ticket to Goteborg, Sweden and check out Chitra Ganesh’s current exhibit at Goteborgs Konsthall, She: The Question featuring a psychadelic mash up of Hindu, Greek and Buddhist myths with sci-fi, fanzines and comics. As if you need any more[…..]