Posts Tagged ‘Best of 2011’

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[…..]

Best of 2011- #Hashtags: Narco-Violence and Ritual Sacrifice

This year we launched #Hashtags, a series that examines the various intersections of visual art and politics. Selected by Danielle Sommer, today’s Best of 2011 features the article Narco-Violence and Ritual Sacrifice written by Robert Gomez. #Hashtags: Viral Thoughts on Politics, Arts, and Culture This month, #Hashtags features an essay by the Mexican-American artist and writer Robert Gomez on the relationship between online images of[…..]

Best of 2011
Seeing is Believing: An Interview with Trevor Paglen

Each year DailyServing produces dozens of original interviews with artists all over the globe. Today, contributor, Sara Knelman selected Seeing is Believing: an interview with Trevor Paglen. The interview, which discusses Paglen’s thoughts on photography, art history, aesthetics and the politics of watching, was conducted in February by founder Seth Curcio. Recent advancements in technology such as Google Earth and street-view, has given[…..]

Best of 2011
Mike Kelley at Gagosian Gallery

Today we revisit Catlin Moore‘s review of Mike Kelley’s epic exhibition at Gagosian in Los Angeles as our latest pick for Best of 2011. Selected by DailyServing Managing Editor, Julie Henson, this article tackles Mike Kelley’s intense spacial and psychological explorations with great wit. It is a feat within itself to accurately assess Mike Kelley’s work, and Catlin’s writing takes this project head on. Kandor[…..]

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Constructing the Victim

Serving as an editor for over 30 international contributors, I often read about amazing exhibitions in countries that I rarely visit. However, once in a while I get the opportunity to visit an exhibition in a new place and then read about it from the perspective of someone on our team. This summer, while visiting Berlin with DS Managing Editor Julie Henson, we attended the[…..]