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EXHIBITION: SOGTFO (SCULPTURE OR GET THE FUCK OUT)

SOGTFO (Sculpture Or Get The Fuck Out) is a critical play on the misogynistic acronym TOGTFO (Tits Or Get The Fuck Out), a prompt directed at anyone claiming to be female within online boards, chats, and forums. This prompt, which bridges “accepted” adolescent immaturity and the most menacing forms of misogyny, points to the pernicious […]

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PARIS, LA blog is about the magic accidents of life. It’s about artists, writers, photographers, musicians and designers that cross our mind, and our heart for a day, a season, a life! It refers to a vital substance that nourishes, and inspires our soul day by day. A sort of vivid shadow that gives birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

PERFORMANCE: MCPOEMS©

McPoems©, a guerilla poetry reading at a McDonalds playplace, took place last weekend at the fast food megachain’s Silverlake location. A large crowd (eating half-melted McFlurrys and salted fries) packed the floors and benches as poets read and experimental musicians performed their work beneath a miniature plastic police car and a labyrinthine network of brightly-colored […]

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PLACES: PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California, is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. It was opened in September 1963 as a way of getting from the floor of the Coachella Valley to relatively near the top of San Jacinto Peak and was constructed in rugged Chino Canyon. Before its construction, […]

FILM: DIRTY LOOKS “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”

FILM: DIRTY LOOKS “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”

After Saturday’s L.A. Art Book Fair, Bradford Nordeen of queer performance and art collective Dirty Looks NYC was at François Ghebaly Gallery to screen three short films examining “contemporary queer relationships with gay icons ranging from Marilyn Monroe, Valerie Solanas, James Baldwin, Pedro Zamora and José Esteban Muñoz.” They included Aykan Safoğlu’s Off-white Tulips, Pauline […]

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EXHIBITION: KARL HOLMQVIST & EI ARAKAWA AT OVERDUIN & CO

“Y.O.Y.O.G.A.L.A.N.D” Until March 7th Overduin & co 6693 Sunset Boulevard 900028 Los Angeles

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PARAMOUNT RANCH ART FAIR

Last weekend, if you followed the 101 freeway to a winding road near Malibu in verdant Agoura Hills, you would have arrived at the Paramount Ranch Art Fair, the quirkiest art event in Los Angeles (perhaps the world?). The second annual iteration of this international art fair brought galleries from Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and across […]