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USC MFA CLASS DROPS OUT IN PROTEST

It was the walk-out heard ’round the world. On May 10 seven first-year students from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts MFA program formally dissolved their degree candidacy in a letter to embattled Dean Erica Muhl. The letter was later published in Art & Education with a foreword by writer and USC lecturer Sarah […]

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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

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PORTRAIT: ATHANASIUS KIRCHER

If you visit the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, you’ll learn all about Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century German Jesuit scholar and alchemist whose lifelong fascination with the ancient East and the physical sciences made him an occult figure. Until recently, I thought Kircher was totally made up, like many of the figures […]

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WALK: THROUGH “LE LOUVRE”

Yestarday afternoon, half an hour before the closing, I passed by the room with all the ancient greek sculpture. Simply graceful, perfect to end this day.    

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MUSIC: M.O.P

M.O.P, Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hip duo composed of rappers Billy Danze (Eric Murray) and Lil’ Fame (Jamal Grinnage). They grew up together in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn and formed a gang called Mash Out Posse.With a desire to express themselves through rap, they formed a hip-hop group named after their […]

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 15-22

This week we visited the medieval sarcophagus of Philippe Le Hardi in Dijon, received an exclusive tour from Charles Gaines of his new exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, walked Sunset Boulevard with artist collective Machine Project, attended the site-specific Bernhard Wilhelm 3000 exhibition at MOCA PDC, and visited The Reason We No […]

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EXHIBITION: THE REASON WE NO LONGER SPEAK

The Flax Foundation’s Fahrenheit space in downtown Los Angeles is currently hosting The Reason We No Longer Speak, an exhibition of work by French artist David Douard, featuring interventions by L.A. artists Liz Craft and Jesse Stecklow. From the exhibition statement: David Douard takes interest in systems of growth, decay and contamination, as well as […]