Posts Tagged ‘gallery’

Summer Session – Help Desk: Internship Woes

Yoyoi Kusama, Dots Obsession, 1999. Mixed media, Collection Les Abattoirs,Toulouse

Kicking off our 2016 Summer Session is a sequence of articles that regard labor in the arts: work, innovation, compensation, leisure, and more! In this Help Desk column, Bean Gilsdorf answers a question about internships, working for free, training for future employment—and considering what the law allows. The article was originally published on December 17, 2012. In general, blog writing is a tricky area in terms of authorship.[…..]

Help Desk: Underrepresentation

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. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m an artist with a gallery and I’m stuck in their back room. I’ve been with them a long time. My stuff has a challenging, abstract, unique style, and they pay[…..]

Help Desk: The Vanishing Curator

Sanya Kantarovsky. You Were Welcome Here, 2013; oil, watercolor, ink, bleach, gesso on canvas; 55 x 40 in.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions and issues anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m a new MFA grad and I’m trying to break into the gallery system. Recently I had a great studio visit with a well-known curator. We talked for a long while about[…..]

Help Desk: Selling Unconventional Work

Nina Beier. The Demonstrators (Hanging Receiver), 2012; Chair, poster, and glue, 19 x 20 x 34 inches.

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. I work for a gallery that has become known as a place for artists to take risks. (While this is exciting and great, it is also frustrating—especially for the[…..]

Help Desk: Trading Up

John Divola. Cells, 87CA1, 1987-9.
Internal Dye-diffusion Print, 20 x 24 in. © John Divola

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 Arts. I’ve been with my gallery for about four years, and had two solo shows (and participated in a few group shows) with them. They are[…..]

Help Desk: Performance Anxiety

Sylvia Palacios Whitman (b. 1941), Passing Through, performance at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, May 20, 1977. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Babette Mangolte; © 1977

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 Arts. I am not trained as a visual artist—I hold my graduate degree in dance choreography, and before grad school I worked primarily in live theatrical[…..]

From the Archives – Help Desk: Internship Woes

This week, our intrepid Help Desk columnist is on the road, so we bring you some advice from 2012 that still applies to many people: how to navigate the shoals of internships, especially in terms of taking credit for ideas and labor. 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.[…..]