November 14, 2013

This month, to celebrate the launch of 440 HOPE, MAD Agency is proud to present the LA ISSUE, a special editorial calendar in English centered around the 440 HOPE residency in Los Angeles!

Over the next three months, from Nov 1st to January 31st, five young contemporary French artists will set up shop at 440 HOPE to collaborate with artists from both sides of the Atlantic and combine their talents in the realms of painting, sculpture, music and film. Curated by Anatole Maggiar and Jay Ezra Nayssan, 440 HOPE will create a dynamic, avant-garde cultural bridge between Paris and Los Angeles.

The artists and the team at MAD want to thank all of our generous Kiss Kiss Bank Bank donators who made this project possible!

Against The Grain

The residency will feature an exhibition program starting on November 27th with Against the Grain, a selection of performances and installations by Angeleno artists, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and Anatole Maggiar at 440 HOPE in Downtown LA.

Against the Grain, November 27th, 7pm-10pm at 440 HOPE

Against the Grain, November 27th, 7pm-10pm at 440 HOPE

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This month, MAD Agency will sit down with Jay Ezra Nayssan, co-curator of the 440 HOPE residency, and discover more about this born-and-bred Angeleno who is one of the key contributors to this 3 month residency. We will discuss his past show, Synesthesia, at M+B Gallery last summer, and his plans for future curations.

Jay Ezra Nayssan

Jay Ezra Nayssan

Paris Photo

Paris Photo, which held earlier this year its first American fair at the Paramount studios in Los Angeles, begins this week in the French Capital! The fair will be hosting 136 galleries at the Grand Palais, and artists, galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds will gather once again this fall to enjoy an ambitious, high-level program that emphasizes the diversity and quality of the artists and works presented.

On booth A37, MAD Agency invites you to discover some of Thomas Mailaender‘s photo series, such as Cathedral Cars, among others presented by Galerie Bertrand Grimont.

On booth A9, you will see some pieces by Laurent Pernot, another artist of la SIRA represented by Galerie Odile Ouizeman!

Paris Photo, 14th-17th Nov.

Paris Photo, 14th-17th Nov.

Has Bin Project

Continuing on the topic of major art fairs, this month you’ll be able to discover in detail Luka Arbay‘s incredible performance, the Has Bin Project, during this year’s FIAC where he savagely hijacked the alleys of the fair to present his own art work under the cover of the Von Bloomenhburger Gallery, an imaginary Viennese gallery!

Roudani 434

For your listening pleasure, the ROUDANI 434 EP, by The Atlas Collective, produced by Paul Armand-Delille during the ’434′ residency in Morocco in 2012 is now available for streaming!

ROUDANI 434, Paul Armand-Delille & The Atlas Collective, artwork by Thomas Mailaender Exposition '434', 2013

ROUDANI 434, Paul Armand-Delille & The Atlas Collective, artwork by Thomas Mailaender Exposition ’434′, 2013

Paul who is participating in the 440 HOPE residency this year will be working on a second EP this winter with Los Angeles artists and musicians!


Spotlight, Saturday November 16th

Spotlight, Saturday November 16th

This weekend, in a secret location somewhere in Los Angeles, DJ/Producer Chris Cruse and artist Christopher Kreiling will be hosting the latest installment of their infamous Spotlight Parties! After an afternoon spent curating the sounds in the courtyard at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center with Honey Soundsystem for the Tom of Finland + Bob Mizer Retrospective , the Spotlight party, in honour of Patrick Crawley, underground legendary disco pioneer will begin at 10pm downtown in an undisclosed location. For the occasion, Boris Lévy, 440 HOPE artist in residency will be installing a video piece.

8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Saturday, November 16 – 6-8pm
Spotlight: 10pm – 5am