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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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  • Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 22, 2019 at 2:08 am

    The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonOctober 20, 2019–January 12, 2020Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection features paintings by the pivotal artists who sparked the major art movements of the late-19th through mid-20th century, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso.Claude Monet, Valley of the Creuse, Afternoon Sunlight (Vallée de la Creuse, soleil d’après-midi), 1889, oil on canvas, private collection. Paul Cézanne, The Turning Road (La route tournante), c. 1877, oil on canvas, private collection. […]

  • Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 22, 2019 at 2:05 am

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston October 20, 2019–January 12, 2020. • Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original highlights Berthe Morisot’s approach to portraiture, her focus on the life of women in 19th-century Paris, and her role as one of the founding members of the Impressionist group. Berthe Morisot, At the Ball (Au bal), 1876, oil on canvas, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, gift of Victorine Donop de Monchy. Berthe Morisot, Woman with a Fan (Femme à l’éventail), 1876, oil on canvas, private collection Berthe Morisot, Young Woman (Jeune femme), […]

  • Hindman’s American and European Art sale October 17
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 21, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    xx Hindman’s American and European Art sale was conducted on October 17 at 10am CST at the Chicago sale room (1338 W. Lake St.). Notable highlights include Henry Moret, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Kees Van Dongen, Jean Dufy, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Childe Hassam, Fern Isabel Coppedge and Thomas Hart Benton. The catalog for the October 17 auction is available  here.  Also for sale was a wonderful example of Thomas Hart Benton’s commissioned work, Whiskey Barrels (or Whiskey Barrels Going into the Rackhouse to Age) at an estimated $600,000 - $800,000. The […]

  • Munch Chagall Picasso. The Batliner Collection
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 21, 2019 at 1:52 am

    The Albertina houses one of Europe’s most important compilations of Modernist art in the form of the Batliner Collection.Its permanent display starts off with such artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. Further highlights include examples of German Expressionism, with the groups of Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, (including paintings by Kirchner, Kandinsky, and Nolde) and the art of New Objectivity, with works by Wacker, Sedlacek, and Hofer. An in-depth focus on Austrian art comprises works by Kokoschka and paintings by […]

  • Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 29
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Rembrandt Etchings from the John Villarino Collection Feature in Old Master Through Modern Prints at SwannOld Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 29 will offer an important selection of prints by Rembrandt van Rijn. Also on offer are works from European and American virtuosos.Rembrandt etchings from the John Villarino Collection form the cornerstone of the Old Master offering. In 1995 Villarino turned his collecting tastes toward Rembrandt as he recognized the profound influence the Dutch […]

  • Old Master Drawings at Swann November 5
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 19, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    In addition to Swann Galleries’s biannual sale of Old Master Through Modern Prints, the house will offer a curated sale of Old Master Drawings on November 5. The auction traces the development of draftsmanship over several centuries from late-Gothic, early-Renaissance works of the fifteenth century, to Baroque and Rococo drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.               The Italian Renaissance is represented by early-sixteenth-century studies of eagles ($4,000-6,000); Christ’s Charge to Peterfrom the circle […]

  • Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Seattle Art MuseumOCT 17 2019 – JAN 26 2020Kimbell Art Museum 1 March – 14 June 2020Imposing or intimate, violent or tender, extravagant or humble, a selection of 40 masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one the most important fine arts collections in Europe, will constitute an exceptional journey through the major achievements of Italian Renaissance. It will feature masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Parmigiano, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, Ribera and Luca Giordano.Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte […]

  • An artist-nun's masterwork at the Santa Maria Novella Museum in Florence some 450 years after it was created
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 18, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Detail, Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588) The Last SupperAdvancing Women ArtistsConservator Rossella Lari with Nelli's painting during restoration.Advancing Women ArtistsRevealed this week after a multiyear restoration, an artist-nun's masterwork is now on public view at the Santa Maria Novella Museum in Florence some 450 years after it was created. The only known Last Supper by a female artist in the modern age, Plautilla Nelli’s 21-foot canvas is one of the largest works by an early woman artist in the world—and one of the most challenging compositionally. Though Nelli lived in […]

  • The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    National Gallery3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021 A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, who gave us quintessential images of community and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal.In the year that marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the National Gallery will present one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance.In his brief career, spanning just two decades, […]

  • Fantasy and Reality: The World According to Félix Buhot
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on October 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Palmer Museum of ArtSeptember 29–December 15, 2019 Félix Buhot was one of the most original printmakers in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This exhibition, selected entirely from a private collection, examines the full range of Buhot’s graphic effort, from his highly imaginative intaglios to the more somber lithographs, a medium to which he turned near the end of his career. Also included are several drawings and paintings related to the prints. Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art. Félix Buhot, Convoi funèbre au Boulevard de Clichy (Funeral […]

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