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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 […]

FAMILY BOOKS REOPENS

Comedian Molly Shannon and Author Sean Wilsey

Last night Family reopened their bookshop for the launch of Sean Wilsey’s new book ‘More Curious,’ published by McSweeney’s. Family was closed over the summer and during that time did a bit of renovating. Family co-owner David Jacob Kramer introduced author Sean Wilsey, who read from his new book of essays. Wilsey is an engaged reader who […]

WEEKLY WRAP UP | AUGUST 11-15, 2014

'Seafood,' collage on paper, © Sammy Slabbinck 2013

This week on the blog we discovered, the wonderful public library collection at the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, CA, and the lotus bed in Echo Park Lake. We shared photos of Oscar Tuazon’s Live Steam Shift Whistle on The Downs, Bristol, UK, Joe Bradley’s exhibition at Le Consortium, art group Gelitin’s cave art in Costa Rica, and […]

SCHIZO-CULTURE AT CASTILLO CORRALES

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If you missed the chance to be at the event at Ooga Booga in Los Angeles on April 26th, like me, then you can go to Castillo Corrales on Saturday 27 July. Sylvère Lotringer will be there to talk about the new publication Schizo-Culture. castillo/corrales 80 rue Julien Lacroix 75011 Paris      

QUEER ZINES BOOK LAUNCH AT PRO QM

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Queer Zines 2 and the Queer Zines boxed set was released on the occasion of AA Bronson’s exhibition at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam last September. In February, at the LA Art Book Fair, the books were released in the U.S. along with an exhibition of some of the zines featured […]

LAUNCH OF THE MAGAZINE OCTOPUSNOTES 3 AT CENTRE POMPIDOU

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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 […]

DoPe PRESS AT “I NEVER READ” ART BOOK FAIR BASEL

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Our very own DoPe Press will be at I NEVER READ, ART BOOK FAIR BASEL, this week! DoPe Press will be presenting LIVE, a new book by American artist Oscar Tuazon, and MAGAZINE, a new edition by Swiss, Paris-based jewelry maker Ligia Dias. On Thursday, June 19th at 5pm, Oscar Tuazon and Ligia Dias will both […]