Bean Gilsdorf

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Help Desk: Pressure to Review

Ken Price. Liquid Rock, 2004; Acrylic and ink on paper; 17 3⁄4 x 13 7/8 in. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

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 a new arts administrator, and I live in [a mid-size city]. Through my four years of art school here and my job, I[.....]

Help Desk: Have Art, Will Travel

Nina Katchadourian. Flight Log, 2010-2012;
single-channel video,
dimensions variable.

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. Disagree with me on Twitter: @BeanGilsdorf  When is it a good investment to travel for your work? Recently I sold my largest piece yet[.....]

HELP DESK: Crazy Collector

John Baldessari. Two Whales (with People), 2010; screenprint on paper, 32.25 x 23.60 inches, edition of 50

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. We recently sold a piece at an art fair, a photograph, the sale being the second of this particular edition. Because it was the[.....]

HELP DESK: Release the Press!

Images courtesy of Kunstverein, Amsterdam. Photo: Tabea Feuerstein.

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 co-sponsored by KQED.org. What’s the best way to write a press release so that my show gets reviewed? If you poke around on the internet, you’ll[.....]

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[.....]

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[.....]

Enrique Chagoya: Freedom of Expression

Enrique Chagoya. The Pastoral or Arcadian State, Illegal Alien’s Guide to Greater America, 2006; color lithograph. Courtesy of the artist and Shark's Ink. Photo: Kala Art Institute.

Code-switching is the linguist’s term for substituting one language for another in the course of a single conversation. “Oye, Teacher Bean,” a student once told me, “I couldn’t do mi tarea because mi tia was late and I had to watch mi sobrino hasta medianoche.” Notice that even though the sentence ping-pongs between Spanish and English, it’s still grammatically correct. To code switch, you need[.....]