Posts Tagged ‘Help Desk’

Help Desk: Recommendations for References

Gerda Scheepers. Taras Bookies, 2009;
Installation View at Sprüth Magers Berlin.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I am often torn when applying for jobs, residencies, and grants when it comes to the references section. Is it better to list the names of people you do not know[…..]

From the Archives – Help Desk: Burning Bridges

Today, we bring you a Help Desk column from our archives about doing more harm than good. Bean Gilsdorf’s critique still rings true: “If your activism turns you into a celebrity but does nothing to change the brutality you supposedly decry, your innocent intentions become worse than worldly cynicism.” Submit your arts-related questions anonymously here. This article was originally published on April 30, 2012. If an artist[…..]

Help Desk: No Such Thing as a Dumb Question

Julie Mehretu. Untitled (Skybox), 1999; ink and watercolor on three overlayed vellum sheets pinned on board; 18 x 24 in.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Long story short, I finished my MFA and moved back home to deal with some of my debt before I move to a bigger city with galleries and opportunities, etc. I[…..]

Help Desk: Are You Experienced?

Bob and Roberta Smith. All schools should be art schools, n.d.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Do you have any advice for an artist seeking an art teaching position? I have an MFA in drawing and work across all mediums. I once led a two-week workshop with[…..]

Help Desk: Solo No No

Louise Lawler. Who Says, Who Shows, Who Counts, 1990; set of three Chablis glasses with glass shelf and brackets; 8.50 x 14.00 x 4.25 in.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. I’m updating my CV and visited a friend’s website to clarify the details of a collaborative piece we worked on a few years ago. While looking for that project, I came[…..]

From the Archives – Help Desk: Insults & Insecurities

Dimitri Kozyrev, Last one 16, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72 inches

Today from our archives we bring you a Help Desk column about jealousy and competition—and some good ways of dealing with friends who become frenemies. Got an arts-related issue? Submit your question anonymously here. This article was originally published on November 12, 2012. I am having a rather embarrassing problem with some of my local colleagues in the visual arts. That problem is a general enmity[…..]

Help Desk: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Barbara Kruger. Untitled (Thinking of you), 1999-2000; screenprint on vinyl; 123 1/8 × 100 11/16 in.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. How do you break up with a collaborator? Asking for a friend. Simple in theory, painful in practice—but the way to break up a collaborative partnership is the same as for a[…..]