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Best of 2012 – The Big Picture: An Interview with Edward Burtynsky

SOCAR Oil Fields #6 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 / Courtesy of the Artist

As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations, we’re considering the best of a decade of arts writing. Today’s selection comes from editor Deanna Lee, who notes, “Although Burtynsky’s consistently stunning photographs of industrial landscapes can wordlessly convey with awesome grandeur the eroding environmental conditions worldwide, this interview complements and broadens the impact of the work with a discussion of the artist’s deep exploration of a[…..]

Best of 2011 – #Hashtags: We Are the 99%

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Happy birthday, Daily Serving! As part of our tenth-year celebrations, we’re looking back at important moments in our history. Today’s selection comes from editor Vanessa Kauffman Zimmerly, who says, “‘We are the workers of the 99% because we are scattered, divided by the competitive nature of capitalism—a system we did not consent to.’ Half a decade since the initial groundswell of the Occupy movement, and on the[…..]

Best of 2010 – L.A. Expanded: Sunday Boys

Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper, Screen Tests Reel #4, 1964-65.

We’re looking back over a decade of Daily Serving’s greatest hits, and today’s selection comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Emily Holmes: “The column L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast was started in 2010 by Catherine Wagley, who wrote about the multifaceted Los Angeles scene from an approachable, personal voice. One of her finest pieces in that first year explored masculinity and the politics of gendered[…..]

Best of 2009 – Moby Dick

Moby Dick at the Wattis Institute, 2009.

We are looking back on a decade of Daily Serving’s greatest hits, and today’s selection comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Jen Stager: “‘This great white interior was empty even when it was full, because most of what was in it didn’t belong in it and would soon be purged from it. This was people, mainly, and what they brought with them from outside,’ wrote David[…..]

Best of 2008 – Destroying Prettiness: Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker

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As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations, we’re considering the best of a decade of arts publishing. Today’s selection comes from senior editor Vivian Sming, who writes, “Author Catherine Wagley asks us to critically reflect upon the convergence of seduction and brutality in the works of Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker. This review of Mutu and Walker’s concurrent exhibitions demonstrates the continued and ever-pressing need for[…..]

Best of 2007: Interview with Carrie E. A. Scott

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As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations, we’re considering the best of a decade of arts writing. Today’s selection comes from editor-in-chief Bean Gilsdorf, who notes, “I love looking back through the DS archives to find that the artists, curators, and institutions mentioned a decade ago are alive and kicking. For example, Carrie E. A. Scott is curating and writing in London now, James Harris is[…..]

Best of 2006: Diana Al-Hadid

Diana Al-Hadid. Spun Of The Limits Of My Lonely Waltz, 2006;
wood, polystyrene, plaster, fiberglass, pigment;
72 x 64 x 64 in.

Happy holidays! This year we’re doing something different with our annual “Best Of” series—to celebrate our tenth anniversary, we’re looking back across a decade of art writing. Our first selection comes from our founder Seth Curcio, who writes, “While going back through the very early days of Daily Serving, I stumbled across a post featuring Diana Al-Hadid. I’ve always been captivated by the artist’s sculptures. From[…..]