From this Author

From the Archives – Help Desk: Friends in High(er) Places

Heidi Bucher. Untitled (Herrenzimmer), n.d.; Latex, cotton, approx. 102 1/4 × 71 × 7 1/2 ̋. Courtesy Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zürich.

Today from our archives we bring you an age-old question about how to respond to friends and acquaintances who ask for (un)professional favors. Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. This column was originally published on May 12, 2014. I work at[…..]

From the Archives– #Hashtags: Institutionalized Critique

Andrea Fraser. Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989. Single-channel video (Betacam SP NTSC), color, sound. 30:00 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Here at Daily Serving, we’re excited that Andrea Fraser is the focus of a year-long series of events (and a published text) at the Wattis. Today from the archives we bring you Anuradha Vikram’s review of the Hammer Museum’s 2014 show Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, which includes an extended reflection on Fraser’s noteworthy early performance Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk and how Fraser’s career has “paralleled that of institutional critique as a[…..]

Reformation: Public Art and the Philadelphia School Closures

Pepón Osorio. reForm, 2015; installation view, Temple University's Tyler School of Art. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Today from our friends at Pelican Bomb, we bring you Meredith Sellers’ article examining reForm, Pepón Osorio’s installation project at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Sellers discusses reForm critically in the larger political context of Philadelphia school closures. She states, “The reForm project […] aims to create much-needed public discussion around the fate of the Philadelphia school system and to be a potential catalyst for change. But a classroom,[…..]

From the Archives — Windswept

Gail Wight. Homage to the Wind (video still), 2012; HD video; 16:09. Courtesy of Gail Wight.

Gail Wight considers how wind shapes the space we inhabit.

From the Archives– Evan Gruzis: Shell Game at The Suburban

Evan Gruzis. Free Box, 2014; Textile dye and acrylic on canvas; 48 x 32 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Today from the archives we bring you Steve Ruiz’s review of Evan Gruzis’s Shell Game at the Suburban, Michelle Grabner and husband Brad Killam’s backyard gallery in Oak Park that pioneered the suburb’s role as a hub of Chicago alternative art spaces. Grabner’s gingham soccer ball, currently Issue 27 of THE THING Quarterly, offers up a playful rejoinder to Ken Johnson’s famous criticism of Grabner’s work as “soccer mom” art. The second[…..]

Interview with Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode. Chalk Bicycle (detail), 2011-2015; chalk and steel bicycle. Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York. Photo: Max Yawney.

Today from our friends at BOMB, we bring you an interview with artist Robin Rhode. Author Lee Ann Norman talks with Rhode about his upcoming performance Erwartung: A Street Opera for Performa 15, growing up in South Africa, and “what it means to make art in an increasingly globalized world.” This article was originally published on August 13, 2015. Cape Town-born and Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist[…..]

From the Archives– Paul Graham: The Present


Today from the archives, we bring you Madeline McLean’s review of Paul Graham’s 2012 exhibition The Present at Pace Gallery. The Present was the last in a trilogy of photographic series made in the United States between 1998 and 2001 that began with shimmer of possibility and American Night. All three series are included in the current survey of Graham’s work at Pier 24, titled The Whiteness of the Whale. This review was originally published on March 29,[…..]