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USC MFA CLASS DROPS OUT IN PROTEST

It was the walk-out heard ’round the world. On May 10 seven first-year students from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts MFA program formally dissolved their degree candidacy in a letter to embattled Dean Erica Muhl. The letter was later published in Art & Education with a foreword by writer and USC lecturer Sarah […]

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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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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 […]

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UNFORGETTING L.A.: EAST OF BORNEO’S FEMINIST WIKIPEDIA PROJECT

Sunday was International Women’s Day, and in honor of women around the world, a number of Wikipedia editing sessions took place in various cities. East of Borneo, the influential CalArts publication that unearths hidden Los Angeles art history, hosted a large “Wikiwomen” party at LACMA’s Art + Technology lab. Participants were able to create Wikipedia […]

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EXHIBITION: TOBIAS MADISON AT FRANCESCA PIA

For his first solo exhibition at Francescoa Pia Gallery, Tobias Madison is presenting a new body of work, all untitled, 2015.Made out of wood, polyurethane and epoxy resin they are framing or supporting structures for dried up iodine. The works present themselves as a problem: They 
 cleanse but stain, they kill but cure, they […]