September, 2012

Fan Mail: Csilla Klenyánszki

Csilla Klenyánszki, Swan with Coffee

For this edition of Fan Mail, Csilla Klenyánszki from Rotterdam, Netherlands has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. Our back porch has a screen door but the rod that goes into the pneumatic closer[…..]

#museumpractices: The Museum on My Mind, Part I

John Cage, HV2 25B, 1992; one in a series of 25 aquatints; 12 x 14 inches; published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Courtesy of Crown Point Press.

#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. Today #Hashtags kicks off a new series on the institution of the museum, by writer Rob Marks. Stay tuned for Part II, and please send queries and/or ideas for future columns to hashtags@dailyserving.com. Part I: If the Walls Would Not Speak The museum is[…..]

Post-Fordlândia: A Critical Look at a Failed Development

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Post-Fordlândia, the new exhibit at Good Children Gallery, is a palimpsest for modern times: it calls from faded pasts to warn us of an ill-advised future. A series of high-def videos and large format photographs, taken by Irish artists Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley, depict the now defunct and abandoned town of Fordlândia, the mad brainchild of Henry Ford. This experiment in urban and cultural[…..]

Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media

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As part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, Daily Serving is sharing an article on SFMOMA‘s Stage Presence exhibition by Patricia Maloney. The exhibition Stage Presence, curated by Rudolf Frielingfor the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), provides an outstanding exploration of theatrical modes of representation in contemporary visual art. The exhibition posits that visual art possesses the same aim of self-reflective awareness on the part of its[…..]

An Interview with Chief Curator Kathryn Kanjo

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Kathryn Kanjo returned to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2010 as Chief Curator and Head of Curatorial after nearly two decades across the country as curator and director in museums including Portland Art Museum and University Art Museum at the University of California Santa Barbara, as well as the artist residency program Artpace in San Antonio where she helped turn the formerly private foundation into a[…..]

HELP DESK: The Social Disease

Justin Kemp, proclaiming my love at a scenic overlook on top of a mountain, 2010. Tree carving; video on website 1'30"

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 question. All submissions remain strictly anonymous and become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored by KQED.org. This week’s column features the smart, funny work of artist Justin[…..]

Brave Neue Welt

Wolfgang Tillmans’s career is one of innovation and creativity. Combining tender and intimate portraits, abstract compositions and stark still lifes, Tillmans creates a world to get quietly lost in. Tillmans’s newest series, Neue Welt (“New World”) will be on view at Kunsthalle Zurich from 1 September–4 November 2012. Today from the DS Archives we look back on Catherine Wagley’s review of Tillman’s 2011 exhibition at Regen Projects. The[…..]