Last Friday, renowned critical theorist and author Judith Butler spoke to a packed auditorium in the West Hollywood Public Library, as part of the CalArts Politics and Aesthetics Masters Program series (which days prior featured a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Ranciére). Although highly theoretical, Butler addressed the demonstrations in Ferguson, the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, Occupy […]
This week, we passed by Blum & Poe to see Alma Allen‘s exhibition; we listened Hurricane performed by MS MR; we learned about Alice Könitz‘s work; we walked in the Mojave Desert; we visited Carl Kay’s buildings in hollywood hills and we talked about ‘a woman under the influence‘ a movie by John Cassavetes.
The American Cinematheque at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theater ended a week-long run of John Cassavetes’ films (including a guest appearance by Gena Rowlands) on Sunday with a screening of ‘A Woman Under the Influence.’ One of Cassavetes’ most iconic works, the film examines the unraveling of Gena Rowland and Peter Falk’s on-screen marriage, as Rowlands […]
Built between 1935 and 1956, these modern buildings became one of the highlights in Los Angeles. To get in, you should take the ‘High tower’, a famous private elevator. This place was actually filmed in the long goodbye by Robert Altman with Elliot Gould. Here some pictures of Carl Kay’s building. The view is stunning. If […]
4 hours from Los Angeles, here some pictures of this magnificent space. Barber Peak Loop Trail Kelso Dunes Trail
Alice Könitz is a Los Angeles institution. Or rather, she’s the founder of a Los Angeles institution. Or perhaps she’s none of these: her work–including the small shed museum she built in her backyard–influences precisely because it operates outside of the preexisting institutional framework. Alice Könitz is a rebel. Born in Essen, Germany, Könitz moved […]