December, 2012

Best of 2012 – #museumpractices: The Museum on My Mind

As we continue the Best of 2012 edition, Marilyn Goh, DailyServing’s Editor for the Asia / Pacific region, has selected Rob Mark‘s series The Museum on My Mind. As a part of #Hashtags, the bi-weekly series on art and politics, Rob wrote a four part article engaging museum practices. Marilyn stated, “If I have to choose something that I particularly enjoyed reading about this year, it would[…..]

Best of 2012 – Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight

Today, DailyServing’s Best of 2012 features Allie Haeusslein‘s article Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight. DS contributor Emily Macaux said, “This was an extremely thoughtful consideration of a fascinating, impossible-to-define body of work. Allie beautifully captured the rich, multi-faceted nature of Cave’s practice and its interwoven layers of personal, social, and aesthetic significance.” And, contributor Catlin Moore stated “Allie does a wonderful job of contextualizing Nick[…..]

Best of 2012 – You Go Crazy

At the end of each year, we ask our group of over 30 international contributors to dig deep into DailyServing’s content and tell us what is on their list of favorites for the year. Over the next 10 days, we are going to publish those selections as DailyServing’s Best of 2012. We are pleased to begin our Best of 2012 with a piece from the[…..]

Best of 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[…..]

Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age

Stills from Double Lunar Dog

#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. This week we’re excited to announce that contributor Kristi McGuire is a Headlands Center for the Arts resident for 2013. Check out her post, “Reading the Internet with Joan Jonas: The Task of the Cultural Critic in the Ambient Age.” Stock image photograph produced[…..]

Fabricators: Blurring the Insider/ Outsider Boundary

There have been many times when I have felt uneasy looking at group shows of “Outsider Art”. There can be some crowds, and lots of things for sale, and a lot of people buying them, but mostly what can cause apprehension as a viewer is the wild range in the work. Often there is no thematic or formal thread that could tie all of these[…..]

Where Images Fail: Newton, Connecticut

Editors note: “Where Images Fail: Newton, Connecticut” explores the inability of images to accurately explain the tradgedy and greif afflicted by mass shootings. As a result, we have decided to remove all images from today’s article. **** In one picture, a teenaged girl holds a phone to her ear. Her free hand clutches her chest. She’s alone in a parking lot on a sunny day. The[…..]