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EXHIBITION: THE BORDER AGAIN

Burroughs described [Mexico] as a place of vicious queers. Artaud, as a country that would destroy the West. Artaud was right. -Heriberto Yepez That quote opens the pamphlet primer to The Border Again, an exhibition of Tijuana-based artists and artists for whom the California-Mexico border is a creative influence, currently on view at Human Resources. […]

About this blog

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

FILM: DIRTY LOOKS “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”

FILM: DIRTY LOOKS “WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”

After Saturday’s L.A. Art Book Fair, Bradford Nordeen of queer performance and art collective Dirty Looks NYC was at François Ghebaly Gallery to screen three short films examining “contemporary queer relationships with gay icons ranging from Marilyn Monroe, Valerie Solanas, James Baldwin, Pedro Zamora and José Esteban Muñoz.” They included Aykan Safoğlu’s Off-white Tulips, Pauline […]

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EXHIBITION: KARL HOLMQVIST & EI ARAKAWA AT OVERDUIN & CO

“Y.O.Y.O.G.A.L.A.N.D” Until March 7th Overduin & co 6693 Sunset Boulevard 900028 Los Angeles

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PARAMOUNT RANCH ART FAIR

Last weekend, if you followed the 101 freeway to a winding road near Malibu in verdant Agoura Hills, you would have arrived at the Paramount Ranch Art Fair, the quirkiest art event in Los Angeles (perhaps the world?). The second annual iteration of this international art fair brought galleries from Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and across […]

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THE L.A. ART BOOK FAIR

This past weekend the L.A. Art Book Fair, Printed Matter’s annual festival of art publications and printed ephemera, took over the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s 55,000 square feet of exhibition space. The gargantuan warehouse, a former police garage in Little Tokyo, was bursting with vendors from independent publishing houses to artist collectives peddling zines and […]

WEEKLY WRAP-UP: JAN. 24-31

This week we listened to piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax, saw new work by Liz Craft at Jenny’s, attended a lecture by gender theorist and philosopher Judith Butler, visited underground music venue pehrspace, presented Paris, LA magazine and DoPe Press publications at the L.A. Art Book Fair, and browsed the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair at […]