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Posts Tagged ‘political’

Spotlight: C&

Tabita Rezaire. Portrait from Cunty Party. Courtesy of the Artist and C&.

Continuing our week highlighting the work of C&, today we bring you An Paenhuysen’s interview with French-Guyanese-Danish media artist Tabita Rezaire, who talks about decolonization, health, politics, collaboration, and the West’s discovery of African art. This conversation was originally published on July 5, 2016. An Paenhuysen: You call yourself a “warrior–healer.” Could you tell us a little about the wounds you’re healing with your art? Tabita[…..]

Spotlight: Contemptorary

Image courtesy of Contemptorary.

This week we’re highlighting the work of our friends at contemptorary, and today Gelare Khoshgozaran’s “Dear Colleagues: Dead or Alive” takes up the arts community, drawing necessary parallels between art and political movements. How have we spoken to each other? How will we continue speaking to each other? This essay was originally published on February 28, 2017. 1. Despite my disdain for predictability and repetitiveness, I[…..]

Spotlight: Contemptorary

FEMelanin, Performance Stills from Bedtime Stories of White Supremacy, November 15, 2015 at Mana Contemporary, Chicago.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire, and this week we’re focusing our attention on contemptorary, a publication that has been running “on the desire to catapult and transform art conversations about power.” Co-founder Gelare Khoshgozaran writes, “With the ongoing debates surrounding the foundations and violences of ‘Freedom of Speech,’ we hope you read ‘The Freedom to Oppress’ by Eunsong[…..]

Spotlight: N-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L

Wrapping up our week with N-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L, today we bring you an excerpt from artist and filmmaker Margaret Haines’ essay “Sex without Threat.” Co-founder Vivian Sming notes, “Haines springs from Theodor W. Adorno’s The Stars Down to Earth, which posits astrology in relation to fascism in 1950s California. Haines revisits the Carroll Righter Astrological Foundation to reflect on current-day Los Angeles and the global events between the[…..]

Spotlight: Chicago Artist Writers


Continuing our week highlighting the work of Chicago Artist Writers, today we bring you an extensive interview with artist and author David Robbins. In his books High Entertainment (2009) and Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy (2011), Robbins reimagines the role of the artist in pop culture. In this conversation with Dan Gunn, Robbins focuses on President Trump’s rhetoric, capitalism, professional wrestling, Andy Kaufman,[…..]

Spotlight: Art Practical

A sign from the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Photo: Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post.

This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. We’re excited to partner with publications such as Reorient, ARTS.BLACK, Contemptorary, and others, and will highlight the work of a different site each week. To begin, we’re proud to shine our light on some recent work at our sister site, Art Practical. Today we bring you Ashley Stull Meyers’ essay “Signs[…..]

Talking About 100 Days Action, Part 2

Ricki Dwyer. Shred and Re-weave the American Flag, 2017; participatory action, performed on January 27, 2017, at Open Windows Cooperative in San Francisco, as part of 100 Days Action. Courtesy of the Artist.

April 30 is the last of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. To mark that inauspicious event, I spoke with Kenneth Lo, artist and social media manager for 100 Days Action, and artist Ricki Dwyer, who contributed the intervention Shred and Re-weave the American Flag. Our discussion ranged from how resistance efforts have changed since the inauguration, to the role artist–activists play in those efforts[…..]