December, 2011

Best of 2011
A California State of Mind, Circa 1970

Sometimes, we have to look at something a second, or third, or fourth time to understand it. This is one of the reasons that makes Danielle Sommer’s article on Pacific Standard Time so intriguing. Chosen for our Best of 2011 by Los Angeles based contributor, Catlin Moore, Danielle breaks through the steep history of 70s California art, giving us all a reason to take another[…..]

Best of 2011
Bring on the Dwarves: Social Practice and Protest in Poland

Today we bring you another great article from Poland. For Best of 2011, Ruth Hodgins selected Bean Gilsdorf‘s article, Bring on the Dwarves. One of my favorite articles was bring on the dwarves, it was new for me to learn about social art practice in Poland, and and was an interesting account of the changes that have happened in Poland since 10980’s. I also like[…..]

Best of 2011
An Interview with Folkert de Jong

As the Best of 2011 continues, our Singapore-based editor, Marilyn Goh, chose Michael Tomeo‘s Interview with Folkert de Jong. “I’ve chosen Michael’s An Interview with Folkert de Jong because I’m intrigued by the stylistic strains of the old Dutch Masters that run through the artist’s work – it was also great to read about de Jong’s creative processes.” The figures in Dutch artist Folkert de[…..]

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History in Art at MOCAK

Picked by Allie Haeusslein for our Best of 2011 is History in Art at MOCAK, at Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow written by Bean Gilsdorf. “I have recently come to terms with the fact that I will not, at least in the near future, be the world traveler I would so like to be. Until that day comes, I will gladly live vicariously though[…..]

Best of 2011
Lisa Tan: Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist

Every once and a while, a review comes along that manages to completely shift the way you see an artist’s work. Today on Best of 2011, Magdalen Chua found just this in Noah Simblist‘s review of Lisa Tan’s recent project in Austin. “I was intrigued by Noah’s reading of the “notion of the double” in Lisa Tan’s works. For me, this perspective elevated both the[…..]

Best of 2011
Art in Limbo

When asked to make a selection for DailyServing’s Best of 2011, contributor Bean Gilsdorf chose Art in Limbo by Danielle Sommer.  “I loved the mix of art-political reporting and personal experience, which are combined here to bring depth and emotional meaning to a bureaucratic tangle involving one of the most significant pieces of land art in the United States.  In describing Spiral Jetty and its[…..]

Best of 2011 – Recovering Site and Mind: Richard Serra’s Sequence Arrives at Stanford

Landmarks of the Cantor Arts Center do little to orient the participant walking through Richard Serra’s “Sequence,” on loan from the Fisher Art Foundation. Photos: Saul Rosenfield, © 2011, with permission of Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Today on Best of 2011, we revisit Rob Mark’s Recovering Site and Mind. Selected by New York-based contributor, Carmen Winant, Rob Mark’s essay beautifully recontextualizes Serra’s lifelong practice through the recent installation at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is engaged in a dangerous experiment, and it is not the levitation of a twenty-ton piece of Richard[…..]