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WEEKLY WRAP-UP | DEC. 14-20, 2014

This week, as the winter solstice approached, Paris, LA visited Supple Expansions at Freedman Fitzpatrick Gallery in Los Angeles, celebrated the launch of the Allan Kaprow.Posters book, listened to the captivating sounds of pianist Francesco Tristano, visited Jesse Stecklow‘s solo show at M+B Gallery, and studied new paintings by Sergej Jensen at Regen Projects.

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

‘JOYBUBBLES’: A DOCUMENTARY FILM

Former Paris-LA blog and Paris, LA Magazine #12 contributor Rachael Morrison is currently making a documentary film. The film is about a blind telephone hacker genius who legally changed his name from Joe Engressia, Jr. to Joybubbles, after declaring himself “the age of five forever.” Check out the trailer for the film here, along with […]

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ROBERT WILSON’S ‘THE OLD WOMAN’

Robert Wilson’s The Old Woman, featuring actor Willem Defoe and famed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, debuted at UCLA’s Royce Hall last night, on tour from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wilson, a renowned composer who collaborated with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, adapted the play from Daniil Kharms’s short story Starukha, written during the […]

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UNITED DIVIDE: A LINEAR PORTRAIT OF THE US/CANADA BORDER

A new exhibition premiered today at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an enigmatic research institution “dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived” (from CLUI’s website). The show maps the three-dimensional manifestation of the linear border between the United […]

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JULIEN CECCALDI’S ‘LESS THAN DUST’

Last night artist Julien Ceccaldi was at Ooga Twooga (aka 356 Mission), the satellite space to art/zine/book/clothing store Ooga Booga, to talk about his recent work and sign a zine of new comics titled Less Than Dust. The zine features Ceccaldi’s iconic muscular, pointy-chinned women and pig-faced men embroiled in millenial melodrama. According to his […]

YOU’RE DEAD! FLYING LOTUS AT THE OBSERVATORY

YOU’RE DEAD! FLYING LOTUS AT THE OBSERVATORY

L.A.-based music producer Steven Ellison, known by his stage name Flying Lotus, debuted the schizophrenic beats and deeply layered textures of his sixth studio album, You’re Dead!, to a crowd at the Orange County Observatory last night. Flying Lotus (affectionately dubbed “FlyLo”) has produced each album around a central concept: the year of his birth […]