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“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

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OLIVIER ZAHM: Do you think, as I do, that [the art of the early ’90s] was the last avant-garde? ÉRIC TRONCY: It was… the last generation to address the history of art… the history of avant-garde movements. Today’s young artists address the market…. People who are 20 years old now, I’m actually not sure I […]

Paul Taylor making dance.
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“ESPLANADE, the most miraculous of dances, makes a lyric flow out of one expressive contrast after another. Stillness and movement, running and walking, joy and anguish, rushing forward and looking back, jumping high and falling splat: Your heart is brim-full while you watch.” — Alastair Macaulay* PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY, one of the great American […]

Chris Burden, post-performance
Image credit: Lewright


“Joe the Lion”—David Bowie’s song about Chris Burden—is a tribute to the seminal performance artist’s early days, when his body was a laboratory and canvas for bullets, nails, starvation, and potential electrocution. As a student at UC Irvine, Burden didn’t wait around for the bullies; he stuffed himself into a locker. Hitting his heyday during […]

Hamish Bowles, Anna Winter and crew at the Met, morning before the gala for Rei Kawakubo, May 1, 2017.
Photograph by Ignacio Valero


Caroline Kennedy, curator Andrew Bolton, and Anna Wintour welcomed a preview audience to the Met this morning to introduce REI KAWAKUBO / COMMES DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN. Photographs by Ignacio Valero.   REI KAWAKUBO / COMMES DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN, May 4 through September 4. THE MET FIFTH AVENUE, New York […]