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EXHIBITION: PARKER ITO AT CHATEAU SHATTO

Parker Ito’s show at Chateau Shatto, A Little Taste of Cheeto in the Night, is a fully-immersive, claustrophobic, phantasmagoric experience. The artist transformed a vast, multi-roomed warehouse behind the gallery with architectural interventions, punching holes in the walls and ceiling. Double-sided paintings hang from silvery chains and LED light strands, and the floors are haphazardly […]

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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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CON/SAFOS: ART IN THE L.A. RIVER

A short walk south of the Fletcher Bridge, where Glassell Park slopes off into the concrete banks of the L.A. River, is an area known as the Bowtie. Named for its geographic shape, the Bowtie is a crossing-place of sorts: situated across L.A.’s arterial waterway from palm-lined Elysian Park, at the edge of the San […]

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PORTRAIT: CHARLES ATLAS

Charles Atlas has taken Los Angeles by storm. Over the past week, several galleries and museums in the city screened films by the pioneering video artist, film director, lighting and set designer. Atlas is widely credited for developing media-dance or “dance for camera”, closely following dancers through their motions in an elaborate set, creating an […]

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EXHIBITION: JOHN BALDESSARI AT MARIAN GOODMAN

“Early Work” at Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris comprises examples from most of Baldessari’s major series. Bird #1, 1962, the earliest work in the exhibition, presents an image of a bird falling through the picture plane. Again, an early example of Baldessari’s use of cropping for dramatic effect, the bird has been cut in such […]

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: MAR. 9-15

This week we attended the opening of Oscar Tuazon’s solo exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon; looked at the life and work of iconic California photographer Larry Sultan; saw new work by Tobias Madison at Francesca Pia in Zürich; and participated in East of Borneo’s feminist Wikipedia editing session, “Unforgetting L.A.”, at the LACMA Art […]