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  • Hail and Farewell!
    by Bean Gilsdorf on September 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    To Our Readers, Our Friends: When Julie Henson and Seth Curcio invited me to write for Daily Serving in 2009, I never imagined that one day this international community of artists and writers would be entrusted to my care. Over the last seven years—first as an occasional contributor, then columnist, then managing editor, and finally as editor in chief—I have been incredibly fortunate to be[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with C&, today we bring you the final selection from editor-in-chief Yvette Mutumba: an excerpt from an interview with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere about his exhibition Bird Song, which at the time was on view at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. This text was originally published on March[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire. Today’s interview from C& is with Mozambican artist Euridice Kala: “Art-making is difficult anywhere, and especially so on the African continent. My first instinct is to be an artist and to be as carefree as possible; however, when you are a young Black woman from Africa (excepting perhaps South Africa and Nigeria), it is really,[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 19, 2017 at 7:00 am

    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: C&
    by admin on July 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some publications that broaden our view of contemporary art, and this week we’re focusing on C&. Today we bring you an interview with Duke University scholar Walter Mignolo, who discusses the concept of decolonial aesthetics. This conversation was originally published on August 7, 2014. C&: Decolonial aesthetics is a concept you have developed in the process of your reflections and work. How[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. We’re spending this week with C&, “a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse, and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives.” Today’s selection is an interview between curator Okwui Enwezor and collector Artur Walther, who discuss the past and future of African photography.[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 14, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Wrapping up our week with contemptorary, today we bring you Jared Sexton’s “critical overview of the conversations surrounding the 2017 Whitney Biennial.” Co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran note: “In ‘The Rage: Some Closing Comments on Open Casket,’ Sexton interrogates the complicated psycho-political motivations driving the often polarizing debate concerning artists and their objects, and offers questions that refuse to simplify or foreclose this difficult discourse.” This[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    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
    by admin on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on the work of some arts publications that we respect, and this week we’re looking at contemptorary. Today’s spotlight excerpts an examination of racial politics and “arts freedom” in an interview with poet and performance artist Bhanu Kapil. Co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran write, “In ‘Title TBD (Part 1)’ Kapil narrates the politics of her embodiment, the difficulty of an[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is highlighting some publications that contribute to the global arts conversation. Today from contemptorary, co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran write, “Legal scholar and artist Mari Matsuda’s interview further extrapolates the power dynamics found in freedom and the arts. In ‘Mari Matsuda: Founding Critical Race Theorist, Activist and Artist,’ we discuss with Matsuda her thoughts on the intersections between law and expression, and the[..... […]

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  • Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    From July 13 to October 6, 2019, Germany's Museum Barberini is presenting its first old master exhibition: Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome showcases 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzo Barberini and the Galleria Corsini in Rome, among them an early work by Caravaggio, his painting Narcissus of 1597–1599. Tracing the birth of Roman Baroque painting in the wake of Caravaggio, its spread through Europe and development north of the Alps and in Naples, the exhibition explores the role of the Barberini as patrons of the arts and […]

  • Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 16, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    High Museum of Art Sept. 14, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020Cincinnati Art Museum Feb. 28–May 24, 2020In fall 2019, the High Museum of Art will premiere “Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series,” the first exhibition to bring dozens of works from the eminent series together since its debut nearly 40 years ago. Following its presentation at the High, in Atlanta, from Sept. 14, 2019 through Feb. 2, 2020, the exhibition will travel to the Cincinnati Art Museum (Feb. 28–May 24, 2020).In November 1977, The New Yorker magazine published a feature-length […]

  • Bartolomé Bermejo
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 16, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    National Gallery, London 12 June – 29 September 2019This summer, the National Gallery, as part of its Spanish season, will show a select number of works by Bartolomé Bermejo (about 1440–about 1501), one of Spain’s most innovative and accomplished painters active in the second half of the 15th century.Bartolomé de Cárdenas was more commonly known as ‘Bermejo’ – meaning ‘reddish’ in Spanish – probably referring to a distinctive physical feature such as red hair or a ruddy complexion. He was born in Cordoba but was principally active in the Crown of Aragon, working […]

  • Turner. The Sea and the Alps
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Kunstmuseum Luzern 06.07. 13.10.2019 J.M.W. Turner, the world famous English painter, travelled around Switzerland several times in search of spectacular motifs. While doing so, he visited Lucerne repeatedly to study the unique interplay of light and weather, lake and mountains there. He captured his impressions in sketches and vibrant watercolours. These observations and depictions both of the sea, during the crossing to the continent, and of the Alps were of major importance for Turner: in them the beauty […]

  • Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Parallel visions
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid 6/25/2019 - 9/29/2019   Within the context of the Prado’s celebration of its Bicentenary, the Museum is presenting Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions, an ambitious exhibition devoted to Dutch and Spanish painting of the late 16th and early 17th centuries which benefits from the sponsorship of Fundación AXA and the […]

  • Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Detroit Institute of ArtsJune 26-October 13, 2019The exhibition, featuring 44 works by Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and others, is comprised of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from the collections of the DIA and the Albright-KnoxWilson, a Detroit native and founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, endowed the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation at his death in 2014. Some of the paintings in the exhibition have never been shown in Detroit before. Images Study for “Le Chahut,” 1889, Georges […]

  • Goya — Visions & Inventions
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FloridaJune 15-September 15Los CaprichosSeptember 16-20, the exhibit is on hiatus.September 21-December 1La TauromaquiaGoya — Visions & Inventions showcases the work of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), one of Spain’s greatest artists and an integral influence on Salvador Dalí. His paintings and etchings from the late-18th and early-19th centuries are celebrated for their revolutionary qualities. Many scholars regard Goya’s life and works as the basis for modern art, bridging Classicism and Romanticism and introducing […]

  • The conservation of the Botticelli and Ghirlandaio ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ altarpiece
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 10, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    The Bass Museum of Art through October 24, 2019 The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, is the recipient of a Bank of America 2018 Art Conservation Project grant in the amount of $100,000. The grant funding will allow the museum to conserve a treasured work in the museum’s founding collection, the Coronation of the Virgin (c. 1492) altarpiece by Renaissance painters Sandro Botticelli (b. 1445, d. 1510) and Domenico Ghirlandaio (b.1449, d. 1494) . The work is one of over 500 artworks and artifacts gifted to the City of Miami Beach in 1964 by collectors John and […]

  • Dallas Museum of Art - Caravaggio.
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 9, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    This summer, visitors to the Dallas Museum of Art have the rare opportunity to see an extraordinary work by the Old Master painter Caravaggio. One of the most influential figures in the history of European art, he is renowned as one of the greatest Baroque painters of the 17th century along with Rubens, Velázquez, Rembrandt, and Poussin. Fewer than 10 paintings by Caravaggio are housed in the US, on view in the collections of only six museums.Michelangelo Merisi da Caravggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene, c. 1598, oil and tempera on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Kresge […]

  • Winslow Homer: Eyewitness
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on July 9, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Discover how celebrated American artist Winslow Homer’s work for the illustrated periodical Harper’s Weekly helped shape his later career as a painter and watercolorist. Winslow Homer: Eyewitness is on view at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass., August 31, 2019–January 5, 2020. During the Civil War (1861–1865), American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) served as a correspondent for Harper’s. His sketches of soldiers, both in battle on the front lines and in quieter moments back at camp, were reproduced to accompany the journal’s accounts of the […]