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SPACES: RACHEL WHITREAD’S VIENNA MEMORIAL

In a tiny historic Vienna square sits Rachel Whitread’s Holocaust Memorial for the more than 60,000 Austrian Jews murdered by the Nazis. The memorial rests on the site of an historic synagogue that was burned down by an angry mob in the 14th century and discovered during municipal excavations in the late 20th. For 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: 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 […]

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BOOK: BERNARD TSCHUMI’S ‘ARCHITECTURE AND DISJUNCTION’

Bernard Tschumi’s Architecture and Disjunction is a classic, definitive collection of the French architect and theorist’s essays and lectures. Best known for his design for the Parc de la Villette in Paris, with its colorful, deconstructivist folies (the result of a collaboration with postmodernist architect Peter Eisenmann), Tschumi has been theorizing about the definition and […]

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PORTRAIT: DAVID ADJAYE

Renowned architect David Adjaye was at LACMA last night for a talk with museum Director Michael Govan. The two discussed Adjaye’s work since his controversial London Elektra House (2000), which almost landed the young architect in jail, to his grand project for the National Museum of African American History, the last building to be constructed […]

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PLACES: L.A.’S HIDDEN POWER PLANTS

As part of an ongoing study of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Center for Land Use Interpretation has compiled a list of all the electricity distribution stations in the city of L.A. These are recognizable buildings, probably because they’re so nondescript–you may pass one on your way to work every day […]