Danielle Sommer

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Trisha Brown in Los Angeles

For whatever reason, the Los Angeles art community has dance on the brain. It may or may not have started with artist and choreographer Simone Forti’s inclusion as one of the “Made in L.A.” finalists (the Hammer Museum’s mega-group exhibition-cum-contest from last summer), but the upcoming “Dancing with the Art World” conference (again at the Hammer) clinches the deal—two days of lectures and events with[…..]

#Hashtags: Self-portraits in bathtubs

Four days ago, a hacker named Guccifer broke into former President George W. Bush’s email account, letting loose upon the world three stolen photographs of Bush’s newest hobby, painting. Besides gravitating toward more standard fare, such as landscapes, Bush seems to have surprised art critics with two self-portraits that, in the words of Hrag Vartanian at Hyperallergic, “demonstrate to us a more inward looking Bush,[…..]

#loveletter

#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 to hashtags@dailyserving.com. ‘From work to event. We are the mould, it’s up to you to breathe substance into it’ I’ll admit it, I’ve been bored when it comes to art lately. Too many shows with too much[…..]

#I GIF, You GIF, a-They GIF

#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. Gustaf Mantel Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year is finally here: GIF. Not the noun, but the verb. In fact, the noun is boring, old hat. The first GIF (the first file ever[…..]

#bindersfullofwomen: The Art of Being Female

Mitt Romney had binders full of women, #Hashtags has “The Art of Being Female.” Originally published March 13, 2012. Please send queries and/or ideas for future columns to hashtags@dailyserving.com. #Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. If you’re young and female, I hope you’re introduced to a positive mentor early enough[…..]

Jack Goldstein’s Peaks and Valleys

From "Jack Goldstein X 10,000, "Untitled," 1981, acrylic on canvas. (Brian Forrest, Orange County Museum of ARt / July 12, 2012)

“Jack Goldstein is currently at work on a new film called “The Jump.” It is to be nineteen seconds long and will show a diver performing a somersault from a high board. But the high board and the water into which he plunges will be absent from the finished film…Goldstein is performing a set of operations that isolate, distill, alter, and augment the filmed recording[…..]

#Hashtags: Is the artworld too insular?

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My day job (radio production) can complement my night job (arts writing), but there are times when weeks pass without the twain meeting. At our Los Angeles-based talk program, MOCA’s loss of former curator Paul Schimmel did not go unnoticed, but neither did it tantalize, at least not until my senior producer saw the following headline: “Museums Are About the Art, Not Racking Up Big[…..]