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01.13.12 Tabatha McGurr

Ah, France – what a place! Who could be mad at a country where healthcare costs nearly nothing, wine is included with almost every meal, and beautiful women strip down to their petite culottes in legendary institutions like the Musée d’Orsay? […]

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11.29.10 Marina Galperina

French artists David and Mathieu Renault Tremblin aka Brothers Ripoulain would like you to know that they don’t think they’re “Outsiders,” their current show title just means they work outdoors. Whether walking with blank, inviting, tag-able canvas boards or extending the hobo code, the duo wedges itself comfortably between graffiti and intervention art. “OUTSIDERS,” Les Frères […]

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10.27.10 Lauri Apple

Remember that time in 2003 when the U.S. invaded Iraq, and the French went to the U.N. and were like, “Qu’est que le fuck? Neau way.” Red staters protested the Stance of France by calling French fries “freedom fries” and exchanging all their Air records for Toby Keith ones. […]

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10.25.10 Marina Galperina

France is in chaos. Protests everywhere. Plainclothed police officers (right) “try to detain a youth” on crutches (left) with pepper spray and batons. (Image:  AP Photo/Thibault Camus) […]

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10.07.10 Marina Galperina

Two French students in their twenties strutted through Paris in niqābs and hot pants to challenge the anti-burqa law going into effect next year. […]

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09.22.10 Marina Galperina

Musée d’Art Moderne is hosting a retrospective of Larry Clark’s career of filming Kids giving each other AIDS and photographing bored teens junky-ing around. The Parisian exhibition earned itself an X rating which means that legally, kids under 18 can’t come, but they can console themselves with wine in private. […]

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09.09.10 Marina Galperina

Denis Protéor emerged out of obscurity about ten years ago on DIY leaflets and his own numerous blogs. His work is ritualistic grainy pornography, close-ups of prepared corpses, drooling girls, streams, grass and buildings – a giant, sporadic, over-saturated collage of video stills and photos. A poetic pattern blooms. He paints, has gallery representation and, […]

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Marina Galperina

Despite certain French Right Wing cultural prudes and their silly little boob-phobic petition,  Takashi Murakami’s 22 works are now on display at Chateau Versailles and looking proper and ostentatious. Isn’t that the point of Versailles? They include a giant gilded Buddha-frog-thing in the gardens of Le Nôtre and a horny anime waitress in the Royal […]

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08.30.10 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami is disgracing the Chateau of Versailles with tit-milk and sperm-gushing sculptures! Not. Still, even the totally tame Oval Buddha Silver and Flower Matango have a few thousand uptight French people fuming over the Japanese artist attacking their “traditions” and invading the ostentatious palace of hum-drum royal bling with his psychedelic art this September. […]

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07.14.10 Marina Galperina

Jesus crucified on an American war plane hangs inside a Catholic church in Arles, France: A Léon Ferrari retrospective opens. The ninety-year-old artist spent much of his career studying the Catholic Church and keeping it in check for its authoritarianism, intolerance, sexual repression and abuse.  His artistic œuvre is now displayed in the Chapelle Sainte-Anne. […]

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