November, 2012

Seductresses at Family Dinners

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A column by Catherine Wagley Thanksgiving is not the time of year you realize you disagree with the people you love, but it often is the time you suddenly decide you want to pick the fights you’d usually avoid. My sister called yesterday from Washington, where she was with one branch of the family. She described a dinner[…..]

Fan Mail: Tabitha Soren

For this edition of Fan Mail, Tabitha Soren of San Francisco, CA 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. Tabitha Soren’s photographs of turbulent water are steeped in her experience and emotion[…..]

Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight

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I witnessed at least a handful of passerby pause in front of the glass-front façade of the Jones Center in downtown Austin, Texas. They shuffled through pockets and bags to find their iPhones, quizzically documenting the two unusual objects on view. How much contemporary art stops people dead in their tracks, not to scoff and mutter “well, I could do that,” but rather to ponder[…..]

Form is the most political

We are thrilled to bring you a review of Liu Wei’s recent solo exhibition at Long March Space, from our partner ArtSpy, a website based in Beijing, P.R.China that is committed to establishing a platform for global artistic information. This article was originally written for ArtSpy and has been translated exclusively for DailyServing. This new exhibition is divided into two sections. One presents a continuation of previous[…..]

HELP DESK: Digital Dilemma

Cory Arcangel, Sweet 16, 2006. Projection from a digital source, dimensions variable, edition of 5

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.I recently had to pick the edition size of a digital interactive[…..]

Common Objects and Common Moments

There are a lot of things happening every day that are inevitably missed by the majority of, if not all people. Objects go unnoticed, small actions occur without anyone ever knowing. And these insignificant parts of our world could remain invisible forever if it weren’t for the few individuals who actively seek them out. Paul Graham has the uncanny ability to find the quiet and[…..]

The Theme Exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial

We are thrilled to bring you a review of The Theme Exhibition of the 4th Guangzhou Triennial from our partner ArtSpy, a website based in Beijing, P.R.China that is committed to establishing a platform for global artistic information. This article was originally written for ArtSpy and has been translated exclusively for DailyServing. About the theme, as curator Jiang Jiehong said, “The Unseen is the main framework[…..]