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THE SMILE FACE MUSEUM :)

The Smile Face Museum was originally housed in the basement of curator and collector Mark Sachs’ Silver Springs, Maryland home from 1992-1994. You can take a tour of the original museum in this amazing video he made in ’90s. It was recently revived, and this weekend marks the final installment in a month long series […]

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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 manages to give birth twice a year to a print magazine named PARIS, LA.
—Dorothée Perret

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K8 HARDY – BARGAIN AT KARMA INTERNATIONAL, ZURICH

Bargain, an exhibition of new work by New York based artist K8 Hardy is currently on view at KARMA International in Zurich until March 29th. K8′s fashion story ‘MPA’ was featured in issue #7 of PARIS, LA and her artists’ book How To: Untitled Runway Show was published by DoPe Press in the fall of 2013. Bargain […]

John Divola, from Zuma Series, 1977-1978. Courtesy of artist.

OUT THERE: JOHN DIVOLA AND MARIUS ENGH IN CONVERSATION WITH DOROTHÉE PERRET

In PARIS, LA #11, John Divola, Marius Engh and Dorothée Perret discuss current practice, form, history, and the importance of ambiguity in art. In 2013, John Divola‘s work was featured in a career-spanning series of exhibitions, titled As Far As I Could Get. It was on view at three Southern California institutions - the Santa Barbara Museum […]

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PARIS, LA #11

PARIS, LA ISSUE #10 / SPRING 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY HERE AND NOW CONTENTS Optic Nerve | Catherine Opie in conversation with Dorothée Perret Collisions Ahead | By Brendan Fowler and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer Perversion is Bliss | By Andrew Berardini and Torbjørn Rødland Anarchy in the Belle Epoque | By Aaron Sandnes and Barlo Perry Through a Glass, Darkly: a […]

Nirvana Alchemy Film (16mm black & white film soaked in lithium mineral hot springs, pennyroyal tea, doused in mud, sopped in bleach, cherry antacid and laxatives – jumping by Finn West & Jwest), 2007, 2 minutes, 51 seconds, 16mm film negative transferred to digital video. [Courtesy of the artist and MARC FOXX, Los Angeles]

JENNIFER WEST: MIND AND MATTER

 Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West grew up in Topanga Canyon in the 1970s before spending her college years in Seattle and Olympia during the early years of the Riot Grrrl and grunge movements. Inspired by West Coast subcultures, her organic films and printouts depict surfers, beach parties or natural phenomena that she captures on 16, […]