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“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0023 (Totem), 2014
Clothing, fabric, accesories, ribbon, rope, and wood
243.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
96 x 20 x 20 inches
Image credit: Shinique Smith and Sprüth Magers


“The cultural contributions of women and women of color are still underrepresented in the art world, and we are still asked to contextualize our practice in ways that other privileged artists simply are not.” — Shinique Smith* “I have recently been exploring the idea of doing my work in secret. I was inspired by discovering […]

Wolfgang Tillmans, La Palma, 2014
© Wolfgang Tillmans
Image credit: Tate Modern


Two opportunities to see the work of Wolfgang Tillmans: In his first exhibition at Tate Modern, a selection of photographs, recorded music, publications, videos, and digital slide projections by Tillmans since 2003 are now on view through the first week of June.   WOLFGANG TILLMANS: 2017, through June 11 TATE MODERN, Bankside, London tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/wolfgang-tillmans-2017   […]

Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins at Bennington College, 1938
Photograph by Barbara Morgan (co-founder of Aperture).
Image credit: Haggerty Museum


In a program unique to Los Angeles, the Martha Graham Dance Company presents MARTHA GRAHAM AND AMERICAN MUSIC on Saturday night at the CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. As a prelude to the performance, the troupe’s dancers will be joined by CSUN alumni and selected local dancers in the opening number PANORAMA. The main program […]

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion, directed by Terence Davies
Image credit: Music Box Films


The cinema of Terence Davies has drawn on the books and plays of Edith Wharton (The House of Mirth), John Kennedy Toole (The Neon Bible), and Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea). His early works (Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes) were autobiographical. Davies was not—is not—out and proud, but homosexual and […]