Museum Of Contemporary Art Los Angeles 2019 40th Anniversary Benefit Celebrating The Artists

photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Watch The Music Video For "Killer Road" by Soundwalk Collective with Jesse Paris Smith featuring Patti Smith

Nomadic experimental trio Soundwalk Collective has shared a new video for “Killer Road” from their collaborative album of the same name with Jesse Paris Smith and Patti Smith. Killer Road is a tribute to Nico, featuring immersive soundscapes by Soundwalk Collective and Jesse Paris Smith with Patti Smith reciting lyrics and poetry from throughout the Velvet Underground singer’s life. The album is due out September 2nd on Sacred Bones and is now available to preorder HERE.

Lucia Ribisi Chooses Her Favorite Feminist Memoirs That Came Out in 2015

The political and social landscape of 2015 inspired need for both self-reflection and a call to action. This year, we saw the release of beautiful new memoirs by feminist icons of the past few decades—Patti Smith, Gloria Steinem, Janet Mock, and more—tackling issues of women’s rights, self-empowerment, and art itself. Here are some of Lucia Ribisi's favorite feminist memoirs from the past year, along with some additional must-read memoirs. Click here to read. 

Ten Things You Need To Know About the Incendiary and Prodigious Poet, Painter, and Musician Lizzy Mercier Descloux

To some, she was France’s answer to Patti Smith, or perhaps a 20th century reincarnation of Arthur Rimbaud – or maybe both. To others, she is virtually unknown. But listen to her track “Fire” off her seminal album Press Color, which is seeing a rerelease this summer, and you’ll wonder why you’ve never heard of her. Instead of being France’s answer to Patti Smith, though, Lizzy Mercier Descloux was more of a soul sister; she was also more punk than no wave – punk in the sense of her rebelliousness. You can find Descloux donning a suit next to Smith, who is barefoot and wearing a tattered dress, in a poetry art book that the duo released together – with contributions from Richard Hell. Born Martine-Elisabeth Mercier Descloux in Paris, Lizzy was a bit of a creative anomaly – she introduced world music into her music before there was such a thing. If it wasn’t for her explorations with world music, there is a chance Paul Simon may not have made Graceland. Whatever the case is, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, who died in the early naughts, is still a force to be reckoned with. Click here to read more about this incendiary and prodigious artist.