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As images from the civil rights era migrated in the American visual lexicon, some becoming icons… a shift also happened in the aesthetic understanding of what images do and how they function. American society has been saturated with images since the post-Second World War period, and artists growing up at that time were some of the first to turn a critical eye to the production of images and cast doubt on their narrative function…

Black artists understood that though Black people may be the subject of many images throughout U.S. history, those captured by and circulated within those images gave little or no consent. In addition, the Black body and its visual reception have been so predetermined by stereotype that their presentation may undermine even good intentions. — Naomi Beckwith*

To kick off the New Museum exhibition GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE—ART AND MOURNING IN AMERICA—the final show conceived by Okwui Enwezor—join Beckwith, Glenn Ligon, Mark Nash, and New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni for a curatorial roundtable.

See link below to register for this online event.


New Museum

Tuesday, February 16.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

See MEETING WORLDS—ON OKWUI ENWEZOR’S WORK, an online conversation featuring Ute Meta Bauer (the founding director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore), Franklin Sirmans (the director of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami), Terry Smith (a professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Pittsburgh), and Octavio Zaya, an independent art critic and curator. New Museum director Massimiliano Gioni moderated the January 21 talk.

*Naomi Beckwith, “My Soul Looks Back in Wonder,” in Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America (New York: New Museum; London: Phaidon, 2020), 182.

From top: Naomi Beckwith, photograph by Maria Ponce, courtesy of the photographer, Beckwith, and MCA Chicago; Glenn LigonA Small Band (2015) installation, New Museum, 2021, neon, paint, and metal support, image © Glenn Ligon, courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, Chantal Crousel, Paris, and the New Museum; Garrett Bradley, Alone (2017), still, single-channel 35mm film transferred to video, sound, black and white, image © Garrett Bradley, courtesy of the artist and the New Museum; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America (2020), conceived by Okwui Enwezor, cover image courtesy and © New Museum and Phaidon; Mark Nash, image courtesy of Nash; Massimiliano Gioni, courtesy of Gioni and Alain Elkann.


Los Angeles was the capitol of the culture in 2014 but Paris remains one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Old cafés, beautiful historical places, amazing stores, nice walks…

Here are ten of my favorite events and places of the year:

1. Church of Saint Sulpice

On the right inside the entrance, there is the Chapel of the Angels with two beautiful frescoes made by Eugène Delacroix: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel and Heliodorus driven from the temple.
2 rue Palatine – 75006 Paris


2. The Deyrolle Store

Deyrolle is a taxidermy shop that has been open for 185 years.
46 rue du Bac – 75007 Paris


3. Inspirations, Dries Van Noten at Musée des Arts Décoratifs


 4. Clément Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel
Fraises Noires was the third exhibition of Clément Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel Gallery.
10 rue de Charlot – 75003 Paris


Clément Rodzielski, Untitled, 2014, Print on adhesive paper, dust, cardboard, acrylic paint 48 x 37.50 cm | 18″ 7/8 x 14″ 6/8

5. Chez Nenesse

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. You feel like you are in the countryside in the middle of Le Marais, and the food is excellent.
17 rue de Saintonge – 75003 Paris


6. Hoses

Hoses is a shop dedicated to women’s shoes and accessories. The selection is always perfect.
41 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris


7. Robert Mallet-Stevens

Take a walk on the Mallet- Stevens Street in the 14th arrondissement to have a look on these beautiful houses.

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8.  Decorum: Carpets and tapestries by artists at Musée d’Art Moderne

This exhibition featured a hundred rugs and tapestries created by modern (Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso) as well as contemporary artists (Dewar & Gicquel, Vidya Gastaldon). The London based artist Marc Camille Chaimowics designed the exhibition in collaboration with architect Christine Ilex Beinemeier. A beautiful show!



9. Le Champollion

Opened in 1938, Le Champollion is a movie theater well known for its excellent selection of old movies.
51 rue des Ecoles – 75005 Paris


10. Richelieu’s Library 

Located 2 rue Vivienne – 75002 Paris- this library is dedicated to all the people who wants to do some research in Art History. I spent more than 3 years there and I am always surprised by the beauty of this space.




Masonic Temple, Glendale, CA

Masonic Temple, Glendale, CA

This week we watched the films of Owen Land at HRLA; announced Patti Smith and her band at Fondation Cartier; announced the performance series Step and Repeat at MoCA Geffen; attended Secret Recipe‘s exhibition HaFo SaFo at 3 Days Awake in L.A.; stopped by Matias Faldbakken at Standard (Oslo); announced Clément Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel; invited you to participate in Marcos Lutyens‘ K-Tanglement hosted by Kunstverein; stopped by Jonathan Binet at Gaudel de Stampa; and featured Thank You For Coming, an experimental food and art space in L.A.



WEEKLY WRAP UP | SEPT. 1-5, 2014

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

This week we visited the Night Gallery exhibition TRAINS curated by Sterling Ruby and the bizarre home of The Bunny Museum. We announced Jana Euler‘s exhibition of paintings at Kunsthalle Zurich, Jonathan Binet at Gaudel de Stampa and Clement Rodzielski at Chantal Crousel, and K8 Hardy at Kunstlerhaus, Graz. We took a tour of architecture at the Bradbury Building in Downtown Los Angeles and announced the upcoming 2014 New York Art Book Fair. Make sure to also check out Miranda July‘s new app “Somebody” sponsored by Miu Miu.