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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

PATRICK STAFF — WEED KILLER

The next time you’re at MOCA Grand Avenue (before July 4), grab a beanbag chair and check out Patrick Staff‘s new 17-minute video piece WEED KILLER (2017), curated by Lanka Tattersall. “The intersection of gender, illness, and contamination is the focal point of the video installation, [which] was inspired by artist-writer Catherine Lord’s memoir The […]

Jakob Kolding, Houseplants, 2017
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Image credit: CEC, Geneva

JAKOB KOLDING IN GENEVA

Jakob Kolding—a Danish artist with recent shows in Berlin (ACUD), Chicago (Neubauer Collegium), Los Angeles and New York (Team Gallery)—and the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva present the new exhibition THE OUTSIDE OR THE INSIDE OF THE INTERNALISED EXTERNALISED. For this show, Kolding proposes “a scenography reminiscent of 19th century dioramas or the photomontages of the […]

Teagan Rose and Connor Kelly-Eiding in The Echo Theater Company production of Dry Land Photograph by Craig Schwartz
© 2017 Craig Schwartz
Image credit: Kirk Douglas Theatre/CTG Media

MODERN GIRLS

“How do you defend yourself? Is it what you say or how you say it?” — ACTUALLY, by Anna Ziegler In two major dramas on two Westside stages, a group of contemporary American girls—17, 18, 19 years old—navigate a minefield of casual sadism and, even worse, insidious apathy, mostly at the hands of their peers. […]

Birgit Minichmayr and Lars Eidinger in Everyone Else/Alle Anderen (2009), directed by Maren Ade
Image credit: Komplizen Film

MAREN ADE’S EVERYONE ELSE

Seven years before shooting her masterpiece Toni Erdmann (2016), Maren Ade wrote, produced, and directed EVERYONE ELSE / ALLE ANDEREN. “Young couple Gitti and Chris are vacationing at Chris’ parents’ villa in Sardinia. Ade’s almost too perceptive window into the relationship spares us none of the details, as the couple’s vacation—with its ample, visual reminders of Éric Rohmer‘s La […]