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20150814171414-2 Paris Tear Sheets: Hiraeth   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 8/14/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. I was introduced to Hind through a c... [more]

20150810100423-2 Paris Tear Sheets: Breaking Bread   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 8/9/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. About a year ago, I attended a lectu... [more]

20150731211145-20150725155246-img_1305 Paris Tear Sheets: Of Hummus and Other Stories   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/25/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Immigrants tend to carry with them t... [more]

20150721144157-hind_sbooks_2015 Paris Tear Sheets: Footnotes on Encounters   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/21/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Walking through Parisian streets is... [more]

20150710134800-the_feast_lara_atallah Paris Tear Sheets: The Lay of the Land   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/10/15

Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. When the plane landed in Charles de... [more]

20150703204857-13987670428_f1f2c6896f_o Love Locks vs. Street Art: On Self-Expression in Public Space   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 7/3/15

Romantics looking to express their love with a padlock on Les Pont des Arts over the Canal Saint Martin in Paris are in need to find another place to do it: the famed "love locks" bridge was finally deemed a safety hazard, due to the weight of the huge quantity of locks left there by lovers. At the beginning of June local officials put an end to the tradition, removing some 45 metric tonnes of locks off the bridge. But the public reactions surrounding the municipal action have generated a wider c... [more]

20150421083051-1321627126_top-intro Brand as Museum: Patronizing or Patronage?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 4/20/15

The title of this piece made me wonder why the art world so much enjoys the conjunction "as." It seems a funny construct, one thing as another thing. It contains within it both the idea of transformation, and also deception, and fails to decide or state which side of the fence the utterance wants to come down on. There’s also a strange utility within the phrase, the using of one thing as another as though there were a lack or necessity for makeshift solutions. "When you think about... [more]

20150409094459-v_p_presse_2_web Vikings and Panthers: A Parisian Subculture in Photographs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Gilles Elie Cohen at Addict Galerie February 5th - April 25th
Posted 4/9/15

There’s a weed smokin’ bass thrumming pill poppin’ party ashin’ whiskey drinkin’ boy in the back. P’tit Jean lights a spliff and takes a swig and says, “get me into trouble now.” A hard won laughter heats the door knobbin’ dance floor as skirts swirl with sex, limbs long and longing, and spit stings songs. For a hot sec there is no silence and no fight. This is a document of Paris in the 80s—but it could be New York or London or even Bombay... [more]

20150323104956-18_edgar_degas_femme_dans_son_bain_s_epongeant_la_jambe The Emancipation of Private Space in Five Centuries of Art History   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/23/15

The curators of a new exhibition at Marmottan Museum, Paris, Georges Vigarello and Nadeije Laneyrie-Dagen, have chosen an audacious topic: La Toilette and The Invention of Privacy, tracing the ritual practices that accompany the toilette through selected part of art history (with works on display from the 15th to the first half of 20th century). Theophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Bain, 1902. Copyright Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne The "toilette" (bathroom) is here understood in i... [more]

20150121165603-celine-joan-didion-spring-2015-holding Jürgen Teller: To View Women Is to Think Them   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/21/15

The Face of Joan Didion. In his 1957 publication, Mythologies, Roland Barthes wrote a chapter entitled “The Face of Garbo” that traced the marked distancing of Hollywood’s representation of the female face from the concept of awe, toward the effect of charm—childish and feline. We have not strayed far from this portrayal of women on screen since. Within Western history, and within our treatment of these images, there is something inexplicably aesthetic within the urge to evaluate... [more]

20150108155333-c68egrmdrdczmiqtto4a Je Suis Charlie: The World Mourns for Freedom of Expression   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 1/8/15

Alongside our peers around the world, we were deeply shocked and saddened at the news of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in which ten journalists plus two police officers lost their lives as they sat down for their weekly editorial meeting on Wednesday. The weekly satirical publication, a stalwart advocate of freedom of expression and of left-wing pluralism, is known in particular for its irreverent cartoons and send-ups of religious leaders. This was the second terrorist attack the magazine has suffered... [more]

20141119141035-numen__1_ Is Immersive Art Too Easy? On "Getting It" and Having Fun   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/19/14

I was in a conversation with the curator Lucia Schreyer the other day. We were discussing the latest exhibition at Palais de Tokyo; we have differing opinions about it. I enjoyed the show very much. Once again it seemed as though the PdT had curated an exciting, interactive exhibition, fully using the space they have available and successfully iterating the concept of "Inside." Lucia didn’t like it so much. Her complaint was that it is too spectacular, like "a Luna Parc" for adults, and to b... [more]

20141114203355-pierre_cardin_5 Pierre Cardin Museum Opens in Paris: A First Look   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 11/14/14

You know, call me a sucker, and tell me that I should be over these kinds of petit exercises in social one-upmanship, but I do still get a little frisson of excitement when I’m rolling around Paris with an "exclusive" invitation in my pocket. It's one of the perks of the dirty job of criticism/journalism/whatever it is you want to call what I do. The folly of such an attitude was aptly displayed last night when, after a day of only mild bragging, I arrived at the "cocktail" for the opening... [more]

20141023143730-vod1404006-web It's (OFF)icelle: FIAC Is Cool   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at FIAC October 22nd, 2014 - October 26th, 2014
Posted 10/23/14

There's something new happening at FIAC this year. Not exactly the quickest to catch on to a trend, the Parisian art fair has created its own satellite, with a focus on introducing new art and artists from the international scene through a showcase of 68 galleries from 14 countries. Judged by a selection panel of art historians and curators, the tangential fair's emphasis is on supporting the underdog—not only the up-and-comings, but also "outsiders" and artists who have been overlooked h... [more]

20141023110153-tree What Does Paris' Deflated Butt Plug Say About Art?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at FIAC October 23rd, 2014 - October 26th, 2014
Posted 10/23/14

Is it possible that there is someone out there, in the admittedly rather narrow demographic of folk who read this and other art related material, who hasn’t heard of Paul McCarthy’s forceful insertion of a thirty foot high inflatable replica Butt Plug into one of Paris’ most desirable addresses? And yes, in case you were wondering, there is a fair chance that this puerile level of double entendre will continue throughout. If nothing else it gives me, the humble writer, a chance to pa... [more]

20141023122002-patti_smith_performing_in_finland__2007 Why Patti Loves Paris and Paris Loves Patti   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/23/14

Patti loves Paris and Paris loves Patti, and the question that I’d ask is why? Now right at the beginning, up front, I need to make a few things clear. First, let me state that this relates to our FIAC coverage because Patti is performing at the most sought after, and possibly the only gig to feature as part of the FIAC programme. It's a reunion with John Cale, on Thursday night, at Fondation Cartier. Since this hardly seems sufficient to qualify my bold assertion I’ll also add tha... [more]


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