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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

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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 […]

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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. […]