January, 2013

Agostino Bonalumi: The Glass of Shadows

When Lucio Fontana published his Spazialismo series in the 1940s, a fundamental reiteration of this theory was that matter should be transformed into energy to invade space in a dynamic form. In essence, only the conceptually abstract offered the freedom within linear space to explore ideas about movement and time in art. Fontana’s slash series went on to demonstrate this idea, where linear slashes and[…..]

From Los Angeles: The 2000 Sculpture

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you a feature from writer Matt Stromberg titled From Los Angeles: The 2000 Sculpture. In his piece, Matt examines artist Walter De Maria’s work The 2000 Sculpture, which is on view at the Los Angles County Museum of Art (LACMA) through April 2nd, 2013. Artist Walter De Maria is perhaps best known for his seminal land[…..]

Help Desk: To Print or Not to Print

Illuminated, 2012. Oil, oil stick, spray paint, and acrylic on panel, 96 x 96 inches

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. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I am a painter with good gallery representation. There seems to be public interest in the work I make and I am sometimes asked about prints or reproductions. As a printmaker, I don’t like[…..]

The Good, The Bad, and The Real

The concept of the “real” has undergone several interesting changes in the past century, and shows no sign of stopping. With new technologies, reality is now unimaginably more complex. Today from the DS Archives we take a look at More Real?: Art in the Age of Truthiness  and Ed Atkin’s upcoming exhibition at MoMA PS1, on view January 20—April 1, 2013. Atkins, “who considers HD technology deathlike[…..]

Registering difference, considering change, mapping regeneration: the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Twenty years ago in the Asia Pacific Triennial’s first catalogue Caroline Turner wrote, “Euro-Americentric perspectives are no longer valid as a formula for evaluating the art of this region”. Today this seems obvious – but to a significant degree this is due to the previous 6 exhibitions which introduced audiences to the richness of contemporary art practices in the region. It was through the APT[…..]

Traveling the universe / inside the human mind.

Imagine: you walk into a white room. One you can only enter wearing some of those sexy, plastic blue shoe protectors. An oversized flatscreen beams bright flickering light at the opposite wall. You sit down in front of the screen. The brightness is of an almost suffocating magnitude – there is so much light your eyes can’t cope. Instead of seeing light you start to[…..]

Fan Mail: Giordanne Salley

For this edition of Fan Mail, Giordanne Salley of Boston, MA has been selected from our worthy reader submissions. Two artists are featured each month—the next one could be you! If you would like to be considered, please submit your website link to info@dailyserving.com with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line. ———– Years ago, my friend Jessie was talking to me on camera while I[…..]