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WEEKLY WRAP UP | AUG. 25-29, 2014

Historic Farmer's Market, Los Angeles, 1960s

This week on the blog we saw one of the largest flowers in the world bloom at the Huntington Library & Gardens in Pasadena – Titan Arum a.k.a “The Corpse Flower.” We visited Le Louvre in Paris and took a look at the new installation in the Department of Decorative Art from Louis XIV to Louis […]

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

‘Los Angeles Plays Itself’ is Thom Anderson’s epic 2003 documentary about the depiction of the city of Los Angeles in film. The entire film is a collage of found footage from films set in L.A. accompanied by Anderson’s narration. The three hour film has had a strong underground following, but because it would have cost Anderson […]

WEEKLY WRAP UP | AUG. 18-22, 2014

1961 photograph by Ralph Crane documenting “Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood.”  

For Tales of Terror (1962) by Roger Corman

This week we started off with some documentation of Another Cats Show at 356 Mission, Los Angeles, announced an evening of powerpoint presentations at Machine Project by the Los Angeles Seminary for Civic and Embodied Art (LASECA), shared photographs from the Peter Hujar exhibition at Maureen Paley in London, watched the 1959 film The Savage Eye, […]

THE SAVAGE EYE

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Last week, the summer film series, My Atlas, presented by The Clockshop, screened the 1959 film The Savage Eye. The Savage Eye is a gorgeous black and white film that is part docu-essay, part drama. It was shot on weekends over the course of three years. The film follows a divorced woman as she wanders around […]

BOYHOOD

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Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood was shot over the course of 12 years. It follows the life of a boy from age 5 to 18. The film stars Patricia Arquette as the mother, and Ethan Hawke as the father, of Mason. I found the film to be surprisingly realistic in it’s portrayal of a boy growing up, […]

WEEKLY WRAP UP | JULY 28 – AUG. 1, 2014

Museum of Neon Art

This week on the blog we traveled to Sequoia National Park to the giant General Sherman Tree and the magical Crystal Cave. In Europe, we ventured to the island of Antiparos in the Cyclades, where Zürich-based gallery Eva Presenhuber inaugurated the new space Kastro. We turned you on to the music of Caandides, the film Slaves of New […]

CONTORT YOURSELF

Luke Fowler, Contort Yourself, Installation View
Photo Credit:  Robert Wedemeyer
Courtesy of Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Contort Yourself is a group exhibition currently on view at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles. It features the work of four Glaswegian artists: Luke Fowler, Jim Lambie, Sue Tompkins, and Jonnie Wilkes, curated by The Modern Institute, Glasgow. The press release states that this group show is in fact an assembly of solo exhibitions […]