August, 2010

Suki Chan: Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk

One person’s bustling metropolis is another person’s claustrophobic nightmare. One person’s tedious, solitary working condition is another’s personal escape and respite. A city as large and as densely populated as London is sure to be brimming with such varied experiences. There are the stories of those who have been there for generations, and of those who are newly arrived—having left stories behind elsewhere in search[…..]

From the DS Archives: Pablo Zuleta Zahr, Event Horizon

This week’s edition of From the DS Archives reintroduces a feature on artist Pablo Zuleta Zahr written by Allison Gibson.  Zahr’s ‘patterned panoramas’ offer an innovative study of contemporary mobility – finding beauty in the shared urgency of the urban commute.  Zahr’s observance of the everyday suggests that we should pause to appreciate the moment as we navigate our busy lives. The subway in any[…..]

The Political Landscape, a conversation with Andrea Bowers

There are very few artists today who willingly take a direct political position in their work. Often artists neglect how powerful artwork can be as an instigator for social and political change. In many ways art and politics, or art and activism, have gone hand in hand throughout history, helping to over come social injustice. But, just as often, artwork has acted as a tool[…..]

Summer Social

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley “I remember thinking when I first saw a show of Jack Pierson’s that it looked like a group show–Jack’s photos, big letters, a desk. I was excited by this possibility,” wrote Eileen Myles, “that anyone might start to look like a group.” That the peripatetic Pierson–who’s like a travel photographer fixated on minutiae[…..]

FAN MAIL: Jeanne Jo selects two notable artists each month from the submissions we receive to be featured in our series, Fan Mail. For a chance to have your work appear below, with an article written by one of the DailyServing contributors, please submit a link to your website to, subject: Fan Mail. You could be the next artist in the series! (We will try to contact chosen artists prior to[…..]

Mika Rottenberg at SFMOMA

During an admittingly rushed Friday evening in 2008, I attended the Whitney Museum during a pay-what-you-wish night. It was during the Biennial and every floor of the museum was packed with an abundance of people and art. As I made it through each floor, digesting as much art as possible in 3 hours, one artist and artwork stayed on my mind: Mika Rottenberg’s video installation,[…..]

This Time with Feeling: Young Curators, New Ideas III at P-P-O-W.

I love how far the term “curate” has fallen. Once particular to egg-headed museum types who cared for collections of rarities, now curating, at least in marketing terms, means nothing more than making a kind of fancy or personalized choice. Instead of plain old dinner and a movie, you can now curate the best locavorian burger and artisanal fries while selecting a companion film from[…..]