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MIRA DANCY

“Mira Dancy’s deployment of mythology and expressive lines puts her wholly in the wet, messy lineage of neo-expressionism—a movement riddled with a history of macho market darlings… But under Dancy’s brush, this fluid style gets a necessary jolt of feminism and a dark, gothy charm (closer to OG expressionists James Ensor and George Grosz) that […]

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"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)

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120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

“What does it take to fight a pandemic? Knowledge, courage, and resilience, certainly, but also rough-and-tumble argument, a range of friendships both consoling and abrasive, a healthy sense of gallows humor and soul-sustaining supplies of loud music and louder sex. French writer-director Robin Campillo understands all of this in 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE, his sprawling, thrilling, […]

Jean-Michel Wicker, from his 2014 e industrial show at Cubitt Gallery, London, and reproduced in #Picturebook 1.
Image credit: Cubitt, and Jean-Michel Wicker

JEAN–MICHEL WICKER BOOK LAUNCH

On June 1, the Centre d’édition contemporaine in Geneva presents a new artist’s book from Jean–Michel Wicker, #PICTUREBOOK1, an overview of Wicker’s recent work. “Playing with multiple typographic combinations and layouts that spill over several pages….#PICTUREBOOK1 disseminates comments on and questions about recurring themes like identity, sexuality, autonomy, freedom, resistance, and transgression in the larger and richer field […]

Frances Stark, Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 3 of 8 (pp. 16-17) (the state, like a rampaging mob boss), 2017
Image credit: Frances Stark and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York.

FRANCES STARK AND IAN F. SVENONIUS

For the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Frances Stark created a series of paintings depicting enlarged pages of underlined passages from the title essay of Censorship Now!!, by Ian F. Svenonius: “Censor the news. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other media liberties have become a grotesque and deadly parody of their promise…. “Censor the technology. Technological […]

Vjeran Miladinović (left) in Marble Ass (1995), directed by Želimir Žilnik.
Image credit: Rare Film

MARBLE ASS

“Many Yugoslavian films have previously found an answer in fate—the people’s unrestrained nature, or the arrogance of its leaders. [Filmmaker and educator] Želimir Žilnik takes a different position: he thinks that the failures are a logical consequence of decades of willingness to support one’s own leaders, without ever looking across the borders to see how others […]