March, 2011

An exhibition of an exhibition: Kwan Sheung Chi

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure with Magdalen Chau’s article on artistic struggle through the lens of Kwan Sheung Chi’s work. FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series In 2002, Kwan Sheung Chi presented A Retrospective of Kwan Sheung Chi, an exhibition of an exhibition, where strategies of organization and self-promotion were translated into works of art. From the cash coupons towards[…..]

Quit Marginalizing Yourself

Today we continue our week-long series Force of Failure. Stay tuned we have 4 more articles to present… FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series There are two main artist archetypes popular in our cultural ether. There is the pretentious, avant-garde artist whose genius can’t be explained but who commands a hefty fee for his work, and the stoner artist who lacks ambition and digs[…..]

Knots Landing: Lynda Benglis at the New Museum

More Failure More!!! -This week’s series on Failure falls in line with our previous rounds on Myth, Utopia and Rebellion. Stay tuned as we attempt to succeed this week with 6 more articles on Failure… FORCE OF FAILURE: DailyServing’s latest week-long series Lynda Benglis is a fearless artist. She added a much-needed sense of humor to first-generation feminism and imbued late 1960s/early ‘70s Post-Minimal sculpture[…..]

Cory Arcangel: The Art of Hacking and Success of Failure

Over the past year, has developed several week-long series to better investigate topics such as Myth, Utopia and Rebellion. This week, we are proud to present 7 new articles that explore the concept of failure, and take a close look at how this idea operates within contemporary art. But don’t worry, we didn’t try all that hard, as we all know what the ultimate[…..]

From the DS Archives: Julian Hoeber

This Sunday From the DS Archives invites you to revisit the work of California artist, Julian Hoeber. You can see Hoeber’s current self-titled exhibition through March 12th at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles. Today’s DS Archive pick is from the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. This article was originally written by Catherine Wagley on October 9th, 2008. Julian Hoeber’s third solo show[…..]

In Perpetuity: Abstract Now/Abstract Then at the Berkeley Art Museum

All abstract art has one thing at its core:  the human body.  The existence of abstract art is as old as humankind, as are its attempts to either translate or transcend bodily experience without that pesky figuration getting in the way.  This conflict is even present etymologically:  the word ‘abstract’ boils down to meaning something along the lines of ‘drawn away’ – or ‘separated from[…..]

Little Darlings

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley On The Rolling Stone’s website, you can see a behind-the-scenes video of  Terry Richardson shooting the new Justin Bieber cover. In it, between shots, Bieber answers fan mail. He’ll read a letter aloud then, not usually thinking for more then a second or two, spin off his answer. Someone name Marty T.[…..]