January, 2013

Help Desk: Ready for Representation?

Monika Sosnowska, Stairway, 2010.

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. When is an artist ready to approach galleries?  I’ve been exhibiting my art for about 5 years with a couple decent solo shows and a few big sales.  It’s not an extensive track record[…..]

From Postwar to Postmodern and Transcool Tokyo

Another year has passed which means there are 365 more articles in the archives to choose from and bring to your attention every Sunday. Today we’re gonna talk about Japan. From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents, The Museum of Modern Art’s new publication features “more than four decades of Japanese art after World War II, both as it unfolded and from[…..]

Interview with Andrea Fraser, Part 1

As a part of our ongoing partnership with Art Practical, today we bring you an interview between Bad at Sports contributor  and Art Practical Director Patricia Maloney , UC Berkeley Art Museum Assistant Curator Dena Beard, and the artist Andrea Fraser. Andrea Fraser, who is currently a professor in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles, rose to prominence in the 1990s for performances that[…..]

Here Be Dragons: Google Earth As Omniscient Atlas


#Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture Originally published in February of last year, #Hashtags contributor Matthew Harrison Tedford’s article on Google Earth seemed appropriate to kick off 2013.  #Hashtags provides a platform for longer reconsiderations of artworks and art practices outside of the review format and in new contexts. Please send queries to hashtags@dailyserving.com. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Screen capture using[…..]

Fan Mail: Matt Hamon

For this edition of Fan Mail, Matt Hamon of Missoula, MT 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. ————————————- Potomac, Montana, created where Matt Hamon currently lives near the Blackfoot River, is[…..]

The distance between two lovers: An interview with Chase Folsom

Chase Folsom, a recent graduate from the MFA program at University of Colorado Boulder, is trained as a ceramic artist but now practices across sculpture, photography and installation. His work itself is about tenderness and isolation in equal measure. As Roland Barthes’ wrote in his great A Lover’s Discourse, Folsom describes and rehearses the “logic of desire” (and the logic of anticipation) in every piece[…..]