June, 2013

James Turrell: Twilight Epiphany Skyspace

James Turrell,

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum to which we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short format responses (250–400 words) to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please follow this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, Colin L. Fernandes, M.D, reviews James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace at Rice University.  I followed the stone path through the manicured lawns of Rice[…..]

Artists Who Confront Violence: An Introduction

Francisco Goya. The Disasters of War (Plate 39 – heroic feat! With dead men!), 1810-1820; etching.

As part of our ongoing partnership with KQED Arts, today we bring you an article on activism and the artistic lineage of political criticism, from Goya to Gezi Park. Author Christian L. Frock is also giving a lecture on the same topic at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, at the Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. This article was originally published on  June 27, 2013.[…..]

Shih Chieh Huang at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Shih Chieh Huang. Synthetic Seduction, 2013; installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Courtesy of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photo: Dorothy Santos.

The flickering, multicolored lights of Shih Chieh Huang’s installation Synthetic Seduction, now on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, reminds me of the cellular and molecular models found in biology classrooms. When I was a student, one of the ways in which I learned about organic forms was by placing mitochondria, lysosomes, and nuclei in their correct locations in these models. Huang[…..]

ICP Triennial: A Different Kind of Order

A Different Kind of Order, the International Center of Photography’s Triennial, includes artworks by twenty-eight international artists whose photographs, films, sculptures, video, and mixed-media works focus on the intersection of modern image making and our technologically advanced contemporary culture. The artists bring light to the nuances of our “new” world’s challenges, whether they are newfangled or all too familiar. Moving between the application and denial of[…..]

James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA

James Turrell.  Afrum (White), 1966; cross corner projection; Photo © 2013 Museum Associates/LACMA.

There’s no doubt that you’ll hear much about the work of James Turrell in the coming months. With three major exhibitions—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Guggenheim in New York—the art world seems primed to talk about nothing else. Given their geographical spread and the fact that all three exhibitions will be open[…..]

#Hashtags: The Quantum Leap to Something New, Part II

In the face of economic fluctuations, not to mention the whirlwind of popular taste, how do galleries survive, adapt, evolve, and thrive? On September 15, 2008, contemporary artist Damien Hirst took an unprecedented risk. Bypassing the normal protocol enforced by his partnering galleries and dealers, Hirst took 223 of his own works to auction at Sotheby’s Auction House (London), resulting in a two-day sale marketed[…..]

HELP DESK: Getting Schooled

Rudolf

HELP DESK is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling—or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here: http://bit.ly/132VchD. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is cosponsored by KQED.org. I’m an artist in my mid-twenties who has absolutely no formal education. So far I’ve managed to be fairly happy with small but[…..]