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ARTIFICIAL COMPLEXION

The new group exhibition at Various Small Fires, Artificial Complexion, is inspired by the work of poet/artist/bohemian Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, an influential Dadaist figure who collaborated frequently with Man Ray and may have conceived Marcel Duchamp’s infamous Fountain. The show features rarely-heard Dada sound pieces played in VSF’s entryway “sound corridor”, and numerous found-object […]

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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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NOAH PURIFOY, OUTDOOR DESERT ART MUSEUM OF ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE

Artist Noah Purifoy (1917 – 2004) created his Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture over 15 years in Joshua Tree. The non-profit, all-volunteer Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) established in 1998 preserves and maintains the site for public participation. Born in Snow Hill, Alabama in 1917, Noah Purifoy lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua […]

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‘LIGHT CARRIES INFORMATION’

A new exhibition of photographic works by artist Lita Albuqurque opened Saturday at Los Angeles’ Kohn Gallery. The photographs document Albuqurque’s 2006 land art installation, Stellar Axis, on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. A video of the installation and documentation process screens in an adjacent gallery. From the exhibition statement: With the help of […]

‘JOYBUBBLES’: A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Former Paris-LA blog and Paris, LA Magazine #12 contributor Rachael Morrison is currently making a documentary film. The film is about a blind telephone hacker genius who legally changed his name from Joe Engressia, Jr. to Joybubbles, after declaring himself “the age of five forever.” Check out the trailer for the film here, along with […]

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ROBERT WILSON’S ‘THE OLD WOMAN’

Robert Wilson’s The Old Woman, featuring actor Willem Defoe and famed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, debuted at UCLA’s Royce Hall last night, on tour from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wilson, a renowned composer who collaborated with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, adapted the play from Daniil Kharms’s short story Starukha, written during the […]

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UNITED DIVIDE: A LINEAR PORTRAIT OF THE US/CANADA BORDER

A new exhibition premiered today at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an enigmatic research institution “dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived” (from CLUI’s website). The show maps the three-dimensional manifestation of the linear border between the United […]