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BLESS IN LOS ANGELES

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The Hammer Museum and curator Aram Moshayedi invite you to AN EVENING WITH BLESS, a conversation and presentation with Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, founders of the Paris- and Berlin-based house of conceptual fashion and domestic design.   INES KAAG and DESIREE HEISS—AN EVENING WITH BLESS, Wednesday, January 10, at 7:30 pm. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 Wilshire […]

PIERRE PAULIN

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“Something happened to midcentury modernism in the last couple of years: It got boring… And shifting taste is making it possible to reassess the creativity and innovation of designers too long overshadowed… “Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was the standout designer of Les Trente Glorieuses, as the French call their country’s vigorous 30-year postwar era, and his […]

CONDEMNED TO BE MODERN

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CONDEMNED TO BE MODERN, curated by Clara Kim, is a PST: LA/LA exhibition that “brings together the works of twenty-one contemporary artists who have responded critically to the history of modernist architecture in Latin America.”*   CONDEMNED TO BE MODERN, through January 27. LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. *lamag.org/exhibitions/ From top: Runo Lagomarsino, […]

NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO IN BERLIN

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The year 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, and the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin is getting things off to an early start with their first centenary exhibition, NEW BAUHAUS CHICAGO—EXPERIMENT FOTOGRAPHIE, curated by Sibylle Hoiman and Kristina Lowis. “Eighty years ago László Moholy-Nagy founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, thus providing American […]

SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA

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​Simon Doonan—author and window-dresser-for-Barneys nonpareil—will be in Los Angeles this weekend to give a talk on the life and times of his friend, the late artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985), with whom Doonan collaborated on window displays at such West Hollywood boutiques as Maxfield Bleu. Doonan’s talk is part of the ongoing PST: LA/LA exhibition AXIS MUNDO: […]

IN MEMORIAM

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Printed Matter will remember Shannon Michael Cane, their Art Book Fair and editions curator, who passed away this month.   SHANNON MICHAEL CANE MEMORIAL GATHERING, Saturday, November 18, at 3 pm. MoMA PS1, 2nd floor, 2-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City. SHANNON MICHAEL CANE MEMORIAL CELEBRATION, Saturday, November 18, from 9 pm to midnight. JULIUS’ BAR, […]

THE STORY OF THE FACE

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The Face—the post-punk bible of British music and style—published its last issue in 2004, and although plans for a revival are afoot, now is now and then is not. In the meantime, we have THE STORY OF THE FACE, a new book by Paul Gorman. Join Gorman, Face founder and editor Nick Logan, and MagCulture’s Jeremy […]