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SPACES: RACHEL WHITREAD’S VIENNA MEMORIAL

In a tiny historic Vienna square sits Rachel Whitread’s Holocaust Memorial for the more than 60,000 Austrian Jews murdered by the Nazis. The memorial rests on the site of an historic synagogue that was burned down by an angry mob in the 14th century and discovered during municipal excavations in the late 20th. For the […]

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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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“NOTYPE” OPENING ON SUNDAY MARCH 8 AT CORNER DOOR, LOS ANGELES

NOTYPE What moves a spirit to inhabit a building? Join us this Sunday as Bea Schlingelhoff opens a non-denominational, secular space of worship at Corner Door*. A dysfunctional storefront church without a congregation, the room has been prepared nonetheless as a space for reflection, awaiting visitation, the back wall cut away to reveal a double […]

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FILM: HARDCORE HOME MOVIES

On Monday night, Dirty Looks NYC founder Bradford Nordeen presented a specially curated selection of queer DIY films at REDCAT theater in downtown Los Angeles. The lineup included influential punk and queercore filmmakers G.B. Jones, Jill Reiter, Greta Snider, Rick Castro, and Jonesy. Many of the films captured the brief creative outburst of queer punks […]

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PLACES: THE CORTOT ROOM BY AUGUSTE PERRET

In 1929, concerned with giving his students a place for artistic expression and performance Alfred Cortot commissioned a concert hall by Auguste Perret, the architect known for conceiving the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. The Cortot room plays an integral role in the l’École Normale de Musique de Paris and can hold 400 attendees. Mostly wooded, It has […]

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PERFORMING NONCONFORMITY AT THE AWARDS SHOWS

Last Saturday, ForYourArt organized A Hollywood Walk of Art: The Awards Shows, an afternoon of gallery openings and events in the South Highland district of Hollywood, which has grown into a major contemporary art hub over the last several years. The weekend event marked a momentary lull in L.A.’s winter “awards season” mania, from Grammys […]

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BOOK: THE STUDIO OF GIACOMETTI, JEAN GENET

New Book in my library. Published by Grey Tiger Books First Edition images copyright Marc Camille Chaimowicz Designed by Fraser Muggeridge and Zoe Anspach Edited by Tara Cranswick and Fergal Stapleton