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A. Moret interviews Italian art collector and founder of the DEPART Foundation Pierpaolo Barzan in Los Angeles to discuss When in Rome: Thirty Works of Art Between Then and Now. Opening April 20 the exhibition will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles with support from the Hammer Museum, LAXART and ForYourArt. [...]

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The conceptual explorations of this London-born artist find fertile ground in Los Angeles. Take, for example, Passages, Beshty’s recent installation at LAXART, which required visitors to walk on a tempered mirrored surface laid throughout the gallery. A single step or shift in weight caused the glass to splinter beneath the thin laminate coating. Such intricate [...]

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Walead Beshty’s show enlists photographs, a site-specific intervention of non-tempered glass installed throughout the entire gallery, a cinematic work called American Passages (2001-) and a public billboard on La Cienega Boulevard titled Dust.   Passages insists that we examine how interact and move through the transitory spaces of the modern world.  American Passages is a slide [...]

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Video installation Mommy is Uri Nir’s first solo exhibition in the United States and re-acquaints viewers with one of the earliest conventions of cinema, the match-cut.  Nir’s cinematic concerns recall Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou, and Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.  The match-cut is rendered useless without the proper editing [...]

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