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LAUNCH OF THE MAGAZINE OCTOPUSNOTES 4 AT CASTILLO/CORRALES

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octopusnotes is a magazine that promotes Contemporary Art and Art History research. Each publication is composed of three collections. The first collection is a “thesis,” recently defended, focusing on Contemporary Art History. The second collection, entitled “comments,” is dedicated to artists’ interviews or talks. For the third collection, “notes,” octopusnotes invites an artist to conceive […]

PORTRAIT: THOM ANDERSEN

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Thom Andersen is a filmmaker and critic whose works include Reconversion (2012), Red Hollywood (1996), and Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974). His work was also featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He currently teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. Andersen is most famous for his film Los Angeles Plays Itself, which has gathered a […]

“LE BAISER”, CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

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you can find “Le Baiser” on the grave of Tatiana Rachewskaïa at Montparnase Cemetery. (division 22, section 22)

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 23-28

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This week we listened M.O.P: we took a walk through “Le Louvre“; we learned about Athanasius Kircher and the Kaufman Desert House; and we visited the exhibition “The Border Again”.  

EXHIBITION: THE BORDER AGAIN

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Burroughs described [Mexico] as a place of vicious queers. Artaud, as a country that would destroy the West. Artaud was right. -Heriberto Yepez That quote opens the pamphlet primer to The Border Again, an exhibition of Tijuana-based artists and artists for whom the California-Mexico border is a creative influence, currently on view at Human Resources. […]

PLACES: KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE

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This past weekend marked the end of Palm Springs Modernism Week, an annual event featuring lectures, exhibitions, and tours of iconic Modernist buildings in Palm Springs. A popular desert oasis vacation spot for wealthy Los Angeles residents, Palm Springs attracted many important Modernist architects like Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, and William F. Cody. […]

PORTRAIT: ATHANASIUS KIRCHER

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If you visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, you’ll learn all about Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century German Jesuit scholar and alchemist whose lifelong fascination with the ancient East and the physical sciences made him an occult figure. Until recently, I thought Kircher was totally made up, like many of the figures […]