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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

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night

ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

This weekend the Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair has taken over the historic Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport. The towering, vaulted space is perfect for a large art fair like this one, having previously housed Chanel runway shows and art world benefits. Dozens of international galleries have set up shop here, with exhibitors […]

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PARIS, LA AT THE LA ART BOOK FAIR

The third annual Los Angeles Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter, is upon us! Paris, LA will be at the fair all weekend. Come peruse the packed galleries of the MOCA Geffen Contemporary and say hello! We’ll be selling new and old issues of the magazine.

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PLACES: PEHRSPACE

Tucked into the back of an unassuming stucco strip mall on Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park is pehrspace, a veteran institution in L.A.’s underground music scene. This tiny venue hosts an eclectic range of musical performances and fine art, with sets from noise bands, folk singers, and experimental electronic composers alike. The walls and entryway […]

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LECTURE: JUDITH BUTLER

Last Friday, renowned critical theorist and author Judith Butler spoke to a packed auditorium in the West Hollywood Public Library, as part of the CalArts Politics and Aesthetics Masters Program series (which days prior featured a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Ranciére). Although highly theoretical, Butler addressed the demonstrations in Ferguson, the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, Occupy […]

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OPENING: LIZ CRAFT AT JENNY’S

Last friday was the opening of Liz Craft first solo exhibition at Jenny’s. The show is titled “The Secret Lives of Spiders” and combines new ceramic works, mixed media sculptures, and wall drawings. Her life-size Spider Woman are tethered to the gallery walls by webs and have eight eyes which cast questioning glances at each […]