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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“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 […]

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"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)

ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH AT THE HAMMER

“…Supermarkets, assembly-lines, teen-posts firmly shuttered, one after another. Old structures stand and rot in the sun….decrepit schools, poorly funded community services, inadequate health services, jammed low-income housing. It is the fallout that has firmly secured the media’s eye, not the abundant reasons for it.” — Lynell George, 1992* To mark the 25 years since the […]

Self-Service: The Last Boxes
Faretta photographed by Paolo Roversi
Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d'Ys
Bra and shorts by Prada
Image credit: Self-Service

SELF SERVICE — THE LAST POLAROIDS

About a year ago, Paolo Roversi and Ezra Petronio developed a project to “share our stock of remaining outdated Polaroid film with a few artists and photographer friends to do a project and call it ‘The Last Boxes.’ ”* The results have just been published in the 46th issue of Petronio’s SELF SERVICE. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is […]

Kévin Azaïs in A Taste of Ink/Compte tes blessures.
Image credit: Cineuropa

COLCOA — L’ENVOI

Some highlights from the last five days of the 2017 COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: A glossy biopic of a great star of the sixties and seventies, played by an unknown in a tour-de-force performance—DALIDA, starring Italian model Sveva Alviti. With Riccardo Scamarcio, Niels Schneider, and COLCOA favorite Nicolas Duvauchelle as socialite “Le Comte de Saint-Germain.” Friday night, April 28, […]

Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight, written and directed by Jill Soloway
Image credit: Collider

CHRIS KRAUS AND JILL SOLOWAY AT CINEFAMILY

It’s hard to imagine a better writer–director–producer to turn Chris Kraus’ I LOVE DICK into a limited-series than Jill Soloway. The creative force behind Transparent, as well as the 2013 feature Afternoon Delight, Soloway first attracted notice in Los Angeles with a truly subversive theater piece—created with her sister, Faith, and updated weekly—based on scripts from The […]