Lovely Daze is a curatorial journal of artists’ writings and artworks published twice a year in limited editions by artist Charwei Tsai. The publication aspires to provide a platform for artists to present, first hand, their writings and artworks and to explore conversely how theories substantiate practice, and thoughts corporealize through writing and making art. The selection of works is based on concepts, techniques, and aesthetics in relations to the topics of each issue.
Founded in 2005, the journal has up to now featured 9 issues and 4 special editions with more than 50 personal projects and texts by artists, writers and other contributors. The complete sets of Lovely Daze are in the library collections of Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; MACBA, Barcelona; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
In addition to the publication, Lovely Daze organizes public talks, music performances, and participates in various exhibitions and book fairs internationally including: NY Art Book Fair at MoMA P.S.1, LA Art Book Fair at LA MoCA (both in 2013); “Millennium Magazines” at MoMA, New York (2012); “Longe Daqui, Aqui Mesmo” library project at the 29th Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil; talk at Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tokyo Art Book Fair; London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Art Gallery; “On Publications, Portraits, Public Art & Performance” at The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Forum Biennale at Taipei Contemporary Art Center (2010); “Booked Up!” at New Jerseyy, Basel (2009); talks at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2007, 2009); “Artist’s Magazines” at Art Basel, Switzerland, curated by AA Bronson and Lionel Bovier (2008); book launches at Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; New Museum, New York; and “MEGAZINES” at Visionnaire, New York (2006).
Lovely Daze contributors include: Yoko Ono, Vito Acconci, AA Bronson, John Armleder, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alfredo Jarr, Cai Guo-Qiang, NS Harsha, Imran Qureshi, Shilpa Gupta, Mark Borthwick, Hisham Bharoocha, Cory Arcangel, Brian Chippendale, Chen Chieh-Jen, Heman Chong, amongst many others and also those who have never been published previously.
Lovely Daze Team:
Publisher / Editor-in-Chief / Designer – Charwei Tsai
Editors – Kelly Carmena, Lesley Ma, Sabrina Shaffer
Webmaster – Patty Sa
Muses – Cristina Rodriguez, Angela Garcia