Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Taryn Simon: Birds of The West Indies at Almine Rech

Taryn Simon. Detail of United Kingdom, 2014; 26 black and white images, archival inkjet prints in boxed mat and aluminum frame, 40 x 95 in. Photo by the author.

James Bond: debonair hero of the British Secret Service, or Caribbean bird expert? The answer is both. Ian Fleming named his famous spy after an ornithologist who wrote the comprehensive Birds of the West Indies. At Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, artist Taryn Simon fuses the cosmos of 007 with the interests of the researcher to produce a field guide to the birds that appear[…..]

The World of Julio Le Parc

At 11 p.m. on a Friday night in Paris, I took advantage of the late hours at the Palais de Tokyo. Before entering the Julio Le Parc exhibit, I overheard a conversation that seems to exemplify a standing problem of contemporary art. A visitor answered his phone while looking at a conceptual piece and jokingly described it. It went something like this: “I’m looking at[…..]

Ooga Booga at Kadist Foundation

San Francisco/Paris- based Kadist Art Foundation is launching a new and exciting project featuring a series of video books. The Kadist foundation, in San Francisco, is currently hosting Ooga Booga, a Los Angeles mixed media “bookstore” as a pop-up project. Ooga Booga was founded in 2004 by Wendy Yao as a broadly defined bookstore. “Bookstore” does not adequately describe the space as it not only[…..]