Posts Tagged ‘advice’

Help Desk: The Penis Award

Nancy Spero. Picasso and Frederick's of Hollywood, 1990; handprinted collage on paper; two parts, each 17.25 x 109.625 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 am a midcareer (female) artist married to an established (male) artist. Throughout our relationship I have endured innumerable comments and actions that validate my husband and cast me into the[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

Help Desk: Studio Visit Faux Pas

Louise Bourgeois in her studio.

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. This question follows your recent Help Desk article “Underrepresentation.” I appreciated that answer so much, since I know many artists who feel the same. I got stuck on this simple sentence,[…..]