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MUSIC : THE MELODY, FRANCESCO TRISTANO

 a young musician and composer causing a stir on the club scene as well as in classical concert venues is probably a world-first. It may also be the first time that purists from the classical and techno camps actually agree on something That they don’t know quite what to make of this young musician who […]

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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.
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YURI ANCARANI: ‘LA MALATTIA DEL FERRO’

YURI ANCARANI: ‘LA MALATTIA DEL FERRO’

La malattia del ferro (The disease of iron), Yuri Ancarani’s trilogy of short films, are currently on view at the Hammer Museum. Each film addresses the daily tasks of a specialized profession: marble miners, deep sea divers, and surgeons. Each occupation involves intense focus and isolation from the external world, and each worker adopts a […]

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TRANS.IENT TALK

Participants in the roving exhibition trans.ient, which displayed the work of transgender artists in a U-Haul truck on four street locations throughout Los Angeles, were at the West Hollywood Public Library last night to discuss their practices and the impact of their collaboration. trans.ient was organized and curated by Kean O’Brien, an multidisciplinary artist whose […]

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MICHAELA EICHWALD AT DEPENDANCE IN BRUSSELS

In August, we posted some pictures from Michaela Eichwald’s last exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. It was the first time that I saw her work, and I must say I was really impressed. New paintings by Eichwald are are currently on view at Dependance Gallery in Brussels until mid-December. The show is titled Ziele […]

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FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS

On Saturday night I found myself front row at the LA Opera’s production of Florencia en el Amazonas, the contemporary Spanish-language opera by Daniel Catán, composer of international smash-hit Il Postino. Based loosely on the writings of Gabriel García Marquez, the opera follows the boat El Dorado as it sails up the Amazon River towards Manaus, […]

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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 […]