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REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

REMEMBERING CHRIS BURDEN

Artist and icon Chris Burden passed away on May 10. It was a shock to the art world; since his early days as a hardcore body and performance artist, Burden has been an indestructible force and a pathbreaker in the field. His last completed work, Ode to Santos Dumont, is a poetic paean to 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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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

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LAUNCH: THE MAGAZINE OCTOPUSNOTES 4 AT CASTILLO/CORRALES

octopusnotes is a magazine that promotes Contemporary Art and Art History research. Each publication is composed of three collections. The first collection is a “thesis,” recently defended, focusing on Contemporary Art History. The second collection, entitled “comments,” is dedicated to artists’ interviews or talks. For the third collection, “notes,” octopusnotes invites an artist to conceive […]

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PORTRAIT: THOM ANDERSEN

Thom Andersen is a filmmaker and critic whose works include Reconversion (2012), Red Hollywood (1996), and Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974). His work was also featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. He currently teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. Andersen is most famous for his film Los Angeles Plays Itself, which has gathered a […]