October, 2012

From the DS Archives: The List Visual Arts Center at MIT

Today from the DS Archives we highlight past exhibitions at the List Visual Arts Center at MIT, and feature the upcoming exhibit, In the Holocene, which “explores art as a speculative science, how artists investigate principles more commonly associated with scientific or mathematical thought. The exhibition proposes that art is an investigative and experimental activity, addressing what is explained through traditional scientific means: time, matter, energy, topology,[…..]

Ooga Booga at Kadist Foundation

San Francisco/Paris- based Kadist Art Foundation is launching a new and exciting project featuring a series of video books. The Kadist foundation, in San Francisco, is currently hosting Ooga Booga, a Los Angeles mixed media “bookstore” as a pop-up project. Ooga Booga was founded in 2004 by Wendy Yao as a broadly defined bookstore. “Bookstore” does not adequately describe the space as it not only[…..]

High Performance

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley This following L.A. Expanded column was originally published on March 9th, 2012. Do you remember track star Gail Devers, with her absurdly long nails? I noticed her for the first time in Atlanta, on television during the 1996 Olympics, where she one her third gold. Then, her nails were painted gold to[…..]

Profile: ISHKY

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a profile of ISHKY by Alex Bigman. On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 12, 2012, a string of digits appeared across the Bay Area sky. Produced by five skywriting planes equipped with dot-matrix software, the gaseous markings looped around the bay, beginning over San Jose, then circling up to the East[…..]

Fan Mail: Dennis Neuschaefer-Rube

Hollywood Ending

For this edition of Fan Mail, Dennis Neuschaefer-Rube of Bielefeld, Germany 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. Dennis’s “stilled film” projects are exercises in visualizing the art of filmmaking—-charting changes in[…..]

An Interview with Susan Graham

Susan-Graham, 22-Deputy Single Action Revolver, 2002

On a Tuesday morning in September, I met with sculptor and photographer Susan Graham at Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California. Graham was more than halfway through her five-week artist residency and opened her studio to me, allowing an up-close view of her sugar and porcelain sculptures in the process of assembly. Graham shared stories from her childhood in Ohio, articulated her thoughts about working,[…..]

HELP DESK: “Recreativity”

Candice Breitz, Becoming J Lo, 2003. Video installation

Welcome to another week of 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.Note: if you’ve been following the conversation on writing[…..]