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20151020123056-scenes_from The Only One Who Knows Desire   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ragnar Kjartansson at Palais de Tokyo October 21st, 2015 - January 10th
Posted 10/20/15

I last felt this way when reading Ada by Nabokov. The pitch of amorous Baroque satire is about the same. Nabokov’s delicious novel traces a lifelong affair between a brother and sister (beginning with him aged fourteen, her eleven), under the pretense that they mistakenly think themselves cousins. It is set in the late nineteenth century, at their families’ summer home, in a place resembling the South of France. Opening in time for FIAC in Paris, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson&... [more]

20151020160002-artie_vierkant A Flâneur’s Guide to FIAC’s Hors Les Murs   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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at FIAC October 22nd, 2015 - October 25th, 2015
Posted 10/20/15

With its annual Hors Les Murs programming, FIAC is once more transforming Paris into a tableau vivant with art spread citywide, well beyond the glass domes of the Grand Palais. Here you’ll find a suggested promenade replete with the best artful stops outside the fair’s walls. Follow my itinerary, or in the true spirit of Baudelaire’s flâneur, go ahead and wander, get lost, and see what you find—you’re sure to stumble upon some art! Dan Graham, Passa... [more]

20151020183125-12107681_981687468557325_1359820358_n Can an Art Fair Actually Transform a City? In Paris, Yes   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 10/20/15

It’s kind of an obvious thing to say that Paris is different from London and New York, and no doubt many other cities that I haven’t had the opportunity to visit or live in, but still it is. Specifically this is in the sense that it isn’t—no matter what any Parisien will tell you—a huge, teaming, hyper-megapolis. It’s actually a small and crowded city of only two million inhabitants (yes, in cultural terms the banlieue is only beginning to maybe exist [see “... [more]

20150915133949-08 Paris Tearsheets: The Brussels Detour   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 9/15/15

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 met Georges one August afternoon i... [more]

20150831101413-valeriejouve_02 With an Urban Gaze, Valérie Jouve Confronts Manufactured Divides   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Valerie Jouve at Jeu de Paume June 2nd, 2015 - September 27th, 2015
Posted 8/31/15

In a time of rampant gentrification and widening socio-economic gaps, Valérie Jouve has storied the fraught relationship between the human body and the metropolis, imagining the latter as a theater in which her protagonists are behooved to adapt. Subjects with reclined heads, stiff facial expressions, or confident postures, their bodies caught in motion, create a narrative that wavers between survival and surrender in her Jeu De Paume retrospective, Bodies, Resisting, which spans a career large... [more]

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, 2015 - April 25th, 2015
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]


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