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Spotlight: Art Practical


This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love, and this week we’re highlighting the work of our sister publication, Art Practical. Today we bring you an emotional response to the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland on December 2, 2016, “All Is Fair in Dreams” by Bay Area collaborative duo XUXA SANTAMARIA. The publication of this essay and[…..]

Spotlight: Art Practical


For the next few months, Daily Serving will be shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read. We’re excited to partner with REORIENT, un Projects, N-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L, and others to bring you the best writing from a different art site each week. From our sister publication Art Practical, today we bring you Kara Q. Smith’s selection of episode 7 of (UN)making, a podcast hosted by Weston Teruya that launched[…..]

Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Laura Hyunjhee Kim. LOVE NETWORKS LOVE, 2017; video; 2 minutes 32 seconds; and variable objects.

Visitors might be deceived by the initial sounds they hear in Sonic Futures at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. A haunting hum resounds throughout the dark exhibition space, originating from a multichannel video installation with an audio mashup of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” and Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” The work, titled They Held Dances on the Graves of Those Who Died in the Terror[…..]

An Atlas of Mirrors: Singapore Biennale 2016

Titarubi. History Repeats Itself, 2016; Gold-plated nutmeg, copper-plated wood, nickel-plated wood, burnt wood, sampan, wood, aluminium, copper, soil, light and nutmeg perfume; Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum.

There is no shortage of mirrors and maps in the fifth iteration of the Singapore Biennale. Glass mirrors in Harumi Yukutake’s Paracosmos (2016) curve around the main circular stairwell of the Singapore Art Museum, dazzling the eye as light hits their multiple reflective surfaces. Dozens of mirrors appear in their reflections; dozens more yet, to the power of infinity, show up in the reflections of their reflections. In[…..]

Slaying Monsters: The 2016 Kuandu Biennale, Taipei

Zhang-Xu Zhan. Inferiority Bat (Hsin Hsin Joss Paper Store Series–Room 003), 2014-2015; 6-channel video animation installation; 5 min. Courtesy of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts.

It sounds like the start of a fairy tale. Ten curators from nine different countries are given a task to perform: Each must choose one artist with whom to create a major show. The resulting Kuandu Biennale in Taipei, Slaying Monsters, is made up of separate “solo exhibitions” from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan, an interesting spin on the usual[…..]

Hammer Projects: Simone Leigh

Simone Leigh. "Althea", 2016; Terra-cotta, India ink, porcelain, cobalt and epoxy. Courtesy of the Artist and the Hammer Museum. Photo: Brian Forrest.

Colony Little explores Simone Leigh’s first West Coast solo exhibition at the Hammer in Los Angeles.

Summer Session – Vipralambha (Union Through Separation)


This month we’re taking an in-depth look at the nexus of labor and art, and today from our friends at Guernica we bring you an excerpt from an essay by Simon Coates, who discusses a project completed with his collaborator Zahra Jewanjee: “Vipralambha didn’t start life as a paean to the Indo-Pak workforce in Dubai. The stated aim of the piece was to meld sounds from two countries that share[…..]