Posts Tagged ‘professional’

Spotlight: Momus

Bruce Davidson, "USA. New York City. 1959. Brooklyn Gang." Courtesy Magnum Photos.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some of the commendable arts publications that we regularly read, and this week we’re spending some time with Momus. Today we bring you one installment of  Andrew Berardini’s “How to” series: “His light, infectious prose mines the artworld’s white cubes, back rooms, and dark corners for intimate scenes and broader insight. He also recently started a new series titled ‘Portraits,’ the[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: Getting Schooled

Rudolf Stingel. Rudolf Stingel, 2013; installation view, Palazzo Grassi, Venice.

For this Summer Session we’re going Back to School, but that doesn’t necessarily mean formal education—today we’ll be taking a look at a question submitted to our arts-advice column Help Desk, wherein Bean Gilsdorf breaks down the components of an MFA program for the autodidact looking to challenge their practice without taking on the financial burden of art school. This article was originally published on[…..]

Summer Session – Labor and Looking “Professional”

"Professional" clip art.

As we wrap up this month’s Summer Session theme of labor, today we direct our readers to Autumn Whitefield-Madrano’s consideration of the entanglements between beauty, self-presentation, and maintenance at the New Inquiry. In attempting to specify what it means it look “professional,” Whitefield-Madrano finds that labor, both real and perceived, fundamentally underpins this stylistic distinction: “You said you wanted to look professional, and I had no idea what that meant.[…..]