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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: 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 […]

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SCULPTURE: “LE BAISER”, CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

you can find “Le Baiser” on the grave of Tatiana Rachewskaïa at Montparnase Cemetery. (division 22, section 22)

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP: FEB. 23-28

This week we listened M.O.P: we took a walk through “Le Louvre“; we learned about Athanasius Kircher and the Kaufman Desert House; and we visited the exhibition “The Border Again”.  

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EXHIBITION: THE BORDER AGAIN

Burroughs described [Mexico] as a place of vicious queers. Artaud, as a country that would destroy the West. Artaud was right. -Heriberto Yepez That quote opens the pamphlet primer to The Border Again, an exhibition of Tijuana-based artists and artists for whom the California-Mexico border is a creative influence, currently on view at Human Resources. […]

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PLACES: KAUFMANN DESERT HOUSE

This past weekend marked the end of Palm Springs Modernism Week, an annual event featuring lectures, exhibitions, and tours of iconic Modernist buildings in Palm Springs. A popular desert oasis vacation spot for wealthy Los Angeles residents, Palm Springs attracted many important Modernist architects like Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Donald Wexler, and William F. Cody. […]