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Can Contemporary Art Rescue “Lost”? Curator Marc-Olivier Wahler Gives It a Try

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: December 11, 2012
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Marc-Olivier Wahler
An installation view of “LOST (in LA)” / Courtesy France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX)

LOS ANGELES — The Swiss-born and Paris-based curatorMarc-Olivier Wahler, previously director of Palais de Tokyo, has been spending much of his time in Los Angeles these days. His latest exhibition “LOST (in LA)” opened at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on December 1 and, after a quick trip to Miami to host a yodeling contest for Art Basel Miami Beach, he has returned to L.A. to prepare for “From Triple X to Birdsong (In Search of the Schizophrenic Quotient),” a group show opening at Kayne Griffin Corcoran on January 12. The curator is also developing the L.A. chapter of his Parisian experimental art space Chalet Society. Wahler sat down with ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni at the “LOST (in LA)” exhibition to discuss L.A., Paris and taco trucks.

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French and Los Angeles Art World Power Players Turn Out for Opening of “Lost (in L.A.)”

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 10:55 AM

On Wednesday evening, François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, proclaimed: “Los Angeles is without doubt a cultural center worldwide.” This set the celebratory mood at the opening reception of the exhibition “Lost (in L.A.),” kicking off “Ceci n’est pas…,” a 5-month long contemporary arts exchange between France and Los Angeles.

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