Matthew Harrison Tedford

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Collective Restraint: Four Decades of Czech Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Josef Sudek. Untitled, c. 1940-1954; gelatin silver print. Courtesy Jerry D. and Mary K. Gardner.

Nazi Germany’s annexation of Czechoslovakian territory in 1938 ushered in five decades of nearly uninterrupted occupation and oppression for the central European country. Collective Restraint: Four Decades of Czech Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego features dozens of photographs from just prior to this period through the stormy 1960s. The works on display bear little immediate witness to this unstable period[…..]

The whispers too, they intimate

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a profile from writer Matthew Harrison Tedford on Claudia Joskowicz, a recent visiting artist at the San Francisco Art Institute. Claudia Joskowicz, who is an artist based in New York and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, creates videos that reawaken violent events and their residue from Bolivian history. Often filmed in very slow motion,[…..]

#PussyRiot: Dance, Dance Revolutionaries

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#Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. Please send queries and/or ideas for future columns to hashtags@dailyserving.com. The arrest and trial of three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian riot grrrl band and art collective, has captured worldwide attention. Imprisoned after their impromptu February 21, 2012, performance at the Cathedral of[…..]

Here Be Dragons: Google Earth As Omniscient Atlas

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#Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture When I was a child, I spent countless hours poring over a Cold War–era National Geographic photo atlas. I traced every road and river, in every country, some which no longer existed or were currently in the process of brutal disintegration (à la balkanization). Sometimes, when I was really lucky, a country would be represented by two[…..]

Go to Hell Moamar: Benghazi’s Aesthetic Insurrection

A man sits in front of a cartoon graffiti depicting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi

#Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture In honor of last weekend’s events in Libya, DailyServing kicks off our newest series, #Hashtags, with an article by writer and editor Matthew Harrison Tedford on street art and politics.  #Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts.  Please send queries and/or ideas for[…..]