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REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

Artist and icon Chris Burden passed away on May 10. It was a shock to the art world; since his early days as a hardcore body and performance artist, Burden has been an indestructible force and a pathbreaker in the field. His last completed work, Ode to Santos Dumont, is a poetic paean to the […]

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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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EXHIBITION: BERNARD PIFFARETTI AT CHERRY & MARTIN

Bernard Piffaretti’s show at Cherry & Martin features a number of works in a signature style that the artist has used since the 1980s. He begins by dividing the canvas with a line of color, and the painting that results looks like a diptych duplicate, two versions of the same image sharing a canvas with […]

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EXHIBITION: BRIAN WEIL AT SMMOA

Brian Weil, 1979-1995: Being in the World is on view at the Santa Monica Museum of Art until next Saturday, April 18. The exhibition features sixty works by Weil, from his late ’70s “Sex” series, which featured masked men and women in acts of bondage and bestiality (hired from personals ads in the Village Voice), […]

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PERFORMANCE: SISTER SPIT AT THE HAMMER

Last week Sister Spit, the legendary queer feminist literary collective, packed the Annex of the Hammer Museum for a rousing program of readings and recitations. The night was hosted by Virgie Tovar, who did a hilarious mock TED talk about the dangers of diet culture. Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl Klein, the author and illustrator […]