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LOSING GROUND

“How do we divest ourselves of the need to make ourselves extraordinary? Now the danger… is we must now be too good. If you’ve been the notion of sin incarnate and you’re now trying to correct that balance, what do you do? You make black people into saints. Neither one is true. Neither one is […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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NOÉ SOULIER AT L.A. DANCE PROJECT

This weekend L.A. Dance Project hosts an Open Studios rehearsal, as well as the Flax Foundation’s DIALECTIC OF THE STARS program BODIES 2, featuring a screening of Naotaka Hiro’s THE PIT (DANCER WITH GOLDEN LIPS), and a performance by Noé Soulier.   LADP OPEN STUDIOS AT 2245, Saturday, February 24, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. L.A. […]

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BRESSON’S BALTHAZAR

A 35mm print of Robert Bresson’s empathetic masterpiece AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (1966) will screen this week in Westwood, and philosopher and ethologist Vinciane Despret—author of What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?—will be on hand to discuss the film. Balthazar is a donkey whom we follow throughout his working life with many masters, especially […]

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MARTHA ROSLER — FEMINISM AND THE STATE

This weekend at MOCA, the artist Martha Rosler will deliver the keynote address at FEMINISM AND THE STATE—ART, POLITICS, AND RESISTANCE, a symposium organized byRutgers University’s The Feminist Art Project (TFAP). “The TFAP symposium will open space for a discussion of art and art history that sheds light on historical precedents and paths for feminist resistance, […]

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JUDY BLAME

“R.I.P. my dear Judy. I will always remember our house on Mortimer Road, fun days at @i_d, your kind heart, unparalleled creativity and how you pushed me to be the editor I am today, I will miss you always xoxo #JudyBlame #legend’.” – Edward Enninful’s Instagram post in remembrance of Judy Blame (1960-2018), who died today. […]