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WINGS OF DESIRE

“I always felt throughout the making of WINGS OF DESIRE that the city of Berlin was carrying the film, the city had sort of co-invented the story… “Then, of course, two years later it became a whole different city… I realized I had just caught it in the nick of time, that strange, legendary island of […]

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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)

THOMAS DANIELL — AN ANATOMY OF INFLUENCE

Join Thomas Daniell for a conversation about the twelve Japanese architects—Hiromi Fujii, Terunobu Fujimori, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Osamu Ishiyama, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Kazuo Shinohara, Shin Takamatsu, and Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama—featured in Daniell’s book AN ANATOMY OF INFLUENCE. “Rather than the usual array of exquisite yet autonomous buildings, this newly released publication […]

N. KATHERINE HAYLES — THE POSTHUMAN

Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and the accelerated evolution of the species as seen through the recent films of Alex Garland—Ex Machina and Annihilation—are the topics of a Wednesday talk at Redcat by literature professor N. Katherine Hayles, the author of How We Became Posthuman. On Saturday, Hayles will give the closing presentation of the day-long […]

DENEUVE’S SAINT LAURENT

They met in 1966 on the set of Belle de Jour—each making indelible contributions to Luis Buñuel’s masterpiece—and the following year she was the first to wear the designer’s “le smoking” tuxedo. In the decades that followed, the relationship between Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent bridged friendship, creative expression, and commerce—she was his greatest ambassador. For Thursday’s […]

ON FLORA MAYO

FLORA—a double-sided film installation by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler at LACMA—reconstructs the lost history and œuvre of Flora Mayo, the American artist usually associated with Alberto Giacometti. Also on view: a photographic reproduction and reconstruction of Mayo’s no-longer-extant sculpture Bust. TERESA HUBBARD/ALEXANDER BIRCHLER—FLORA Through April 7. LACMA 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. Top: Teresa Hubbard and Alexander […]