Danielle Sommer

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#Hashtags: We are the 99%

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Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture For the last few months, #Hashtags has had one thing on its mind — #occupy.  We, too, are part of the 99%. Today, we’re happy to feature Artist Bloc No. 1, a zine devoted to discussing the role of art workers and the Occupy movement.  Organized by a group of Bay Area artists, scholars and writers, including Christian[.....]

A California State of Mind, Circa 1970

Alright, I’ll say it. A show that features conceptual art circa 1970 threatens to be dry. At the outset, you know you’ll be getting mostly documentation: photographic, video, film, and paper. Beyond the ordinary wall text, there will probably be artists’ statements explaining what was done while you weren’t looking. The typewriter, the mimeograph, and the camera will act as not-so-silent partners to the artists’[.....]

Frieze Art Fair: Special Projects and Emdash Award

From time to time we at DailyServing like to feature content from sites we partner with, like the Huffington Post and Art Practical.  Today we bring you a look at several of the special projects commissioned by the Frieze Art Fair, which closed October 16, 2011.  This post comes courtesy of the Huffington Post, Constantin Bjerke, and Crane.tv. — The aim of the Frieze Art[.....]

Betye Saar at Roberts and Tilton

For the moment, the beating heart of Los Angeles’s Pacific Standard Time is Betye Saar’s installation Red Time, 2011, at Roberts and Tilton.  Saar has transformed the middle room of the gallery into a shrine for past, present, and future, painting Roberts and Tilton’s interior room a bright red and allowing a variety of her customary assemblage works to act as friends and neighbors to[.....]

The Light at the End of the Tunnel is an Oncoming Train

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#Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture #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. Ten years ago today, on September 11, 2001, at 5:46 am Pacific Standard Time, I was asleep in the semi-darkness of an Oregon dawn.  I was still[.....]

State of Independence

It’s the end of an era here in Los Angeles: the era of Clara.  August 1, 2011, marks the day that Clara Kim, the outgoing gallery director and curator of Los Angeles’s REDCAT, officially begins her new post as Senior Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center.  Minneapolis’s gain is Los Angeles’s loss. Over the last eight years, Kim has focused on contemporary[.....]

HAIRY: An Interview with Chris Sollars

For the last year, Bay Area artist Chris Sollars has sported a biblical behemoth of a beard, although his cleanly shaven cheeks are once again on view in Sollars’s newest project, Hairy, shown as part of YBCA’s Bay Area Now.  It’s an interesting update on an identity-probing lineage that includes predecessors like Chris Burden, Gordon Matta Clark, James Luna, Ana Mendieta, and David Hammons.  DailyServing[.....]