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HEDI SLIMANE — CÉLINE

Hedi Slimane is the new artistic, creative, and image director of Céline, and will oversee—among other things—couture, ready-to-wear, menswear, and fragrance. See Vanessa Friedman’s take: nytimes.com/celine-hedi-slimane Hedi Slimane.

About

"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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THEASTER GATES AT C.A.A.M.

Artist Theaster Gates—founder of the Rebuild Foundation, initiator of such projects as the Arts Incubator in Chicago—will be at CAAM this week in conversation with the museum’s deputy director and chief curator Naima J. Keith.   THEASTER GATES, Wednesday, January 24, at 7 pm. CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. caamuseum.org/theaster-gates See: arts.uchicago.edu/ai Theaster […]

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JEFFERSON PINDER — LAZARUS

“Jefferson Pinder creates performances, videos, and objects that challenge viewers to think critically about historical and contemporary social issues in America. His dynamic, experimental videos feature minimalist performances that convey narrative through movement, with music often advancing the story line. LAZARUS (2009) explores notions of community and the limits on socioeconomic mobility. The subjects in his […]

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CHRIS KRAUS AND BRUCE HAINLEY IN ECHO PARK

Last fall, a Boyle Heights anti-gentrification protest prevented Chris Kraus (After Kathy Acker) and Bruce Hainley (Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face) from meeting as scheduled at 356 Mission to discuss Kraus’ Acker biography. Their conversation is back on, relocated to Echo Park.   CHRIS KRAUS and BRUCE HAINLEY IN CONVERSATION, Monday, January 22, […]

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ED MOSES

Ed Moses (1926 – 2018). The “Cool School” of Los Angeles artists who exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in the 1950s and ’60s—Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, Edward Kienholz, John Altoon, Ken Price, Billy Al Bengston—lost a member this week with the death of Ed Moses. Above: The Ferus Gang—John Altoon, Craig Kauffman, Allen […]