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TRANS.IENT TALK

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Participants in the roving exhibition trans.ient, which displayed the work of transgender artists in a U-Haul truck on four street locations throughout Los Angeles, were at the West Hollywood Public Library last night to discuss their practices and the impact of their collaboration. trans.ient was organized and curated by Kean O’Brien, an multidisciplinary artist whose […]

MICHAELA EICHWALD AT DEPENDANCE IN BRUSSELS

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In August, we posted some pictures from Michaela Eichwald’s last exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. It was the first time that I saw her work, and I must say I was really impressed. New paintings by Eichwald are are currently on view at Dependance Gallery in Brussels until mid-December. The show is titled Ziele […]

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS

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On Saturday night I found myself front row at the LA Opera’s production of Florencia en el Amazonas, the contemporary Spanish-language opera by Daniel Catán, composer of international smash-hit Il Postino. Based loosely on the writings of Gabriel García Marquez, the opera follows the boat El Dorado as it sails up the Amazon River towards Manaus, […]

ARTIFICIAL COMPLEXION

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The new group exhibition at Various Small Fires, Artificial Complexion, is inspired by the work of poet/artist/bohemian Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, an influential Dadaist figure who collaborated frequently with Man Ray and may have conceived Marcel Duchamp’s infamous Fountain. The show features rarely-heard Dada sound pieces played in VSF’s entryway “sound corridor”, and numerous found-object […]

JOSEF & ANNI ALBERS

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This morning, I found a few drawings made by Josef Albers. Looking through them, I also rediscovered the works of his wife, Anni Albers. What an amazing couple! They were the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Josef Albers (1888–1976) was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now best known for the Homages to the Square […]

L.A. BOULEVARDIER DOUG SUISMAN

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Architect and urban designer Doug Suisman was at the Architecture and Design Museum last night to give a brief presentation and sign reissue copies of Los Angeles Boulevard, an in-depth examination of the planning and development of L.A.’s major streets. Suisman noted that Los Angeles Boulevard was first published as a limited run of 1,500 […]

PIERRE HUYGHE AT LACMA

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Walking through the new Pierre Huyghe retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which opens this weekend after traveling to LACMA from the Centre Pompidou, is an enigmatic and immersive experience. The entire Resnick Pavilion has been transformed into a postapocalyptic wonderland full of confounding objects and stunning installations on black stone floors, […]