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July 9, 1997 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The Finns are coming. So are the French, the Dutch, the Koreans and the Cubans. Indeed, the third version of the L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational--a six-week, citywide exhibition beginning Thursday in commercial galleries and a few other showcases--is bigger and more international than ever. Sixty galleries--ranging from Post, a downtown upstart, to Larry Gagosian's elegant space in Beverly Hills--will display works by artists from 25 countries.
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July 9, 1997 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The Finns are coming. So are the French, the Dutch, the Koreans and the Cubans. Indeed, the third version of the L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational--a six-week, citywide exhibition beginning Thursday in commercial galleries and a few other showcases--is bigger and more international than ever. Sixty galleries--ranging from Post, a downtown upstart, to Larry Gagosian's elegant space in Beverly Hills--will display works by artists from 25 countries.
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July 9, 1995
A slate of public events is planned in conjunction with the "L.A. International Biennial Invitational." Here's a partial schedule: Opening-week receptions will be held on successive evenings at 6-10 o'clock: Thursday: galleries in Venice and on Main Street, Colorado and Montana avenues and Broadway in Santa Monica. Friday: galleries at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
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July 15, 1999
Do you find yourself scarfing down a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while the Two Fat Ladies prepare a mouth-watering beef Wellington on the Food Network? Well, put away the Skippy and learn how to turn on the stove. Cooking classes are heating up the Southland, and anxious chef-wannabes are signing up to learn everything from the basics of shucking clams to the precision techniques of baking souffles.
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July 19, 2001
Unavailable theatrically since its original run, the 1985 drama "Kiss of the Spider Woman" screens tonight at the Egyptian in a preview before its reissue Aug. 3 by Strand Releasing. The film, based on Manuel Puig's novel and directed by Hector Babenco, movingly juxtaposes sexual repression and political tyranny, with William Hurt (who won an Oscar) and Raul Julia as cellmates, ripping it up in classic chamber-drama style.
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August 18, 1995 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Sales of artworks were sluggish at the L.A. International Biennial Invitational and reviews of the exhibitions were mixed, but participating dealers are fired up to do it again. Even before the citywide collaborative venture that began in mid-July officially winds up this weekend, dealers who have hosted International shows are talking about a bigger and better sequel in 1997. "There definitely will be a next time," says William Turner, president of the Santa Monica/Venice Art Dealers Assn.
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July 10, 2003 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Luigi CARBONI, an Italian painter, paced between rooms at the Patricia Faure Gallery on a recent afternoon. His paintings had been held up in customs, delaying the installation of the show, and Carboni wanted a cigarette. In another corner of Santa Monica's Bergamot Station, at Track 16, a show of political posters was still being put up. Across the yard, William Turner and Robert Berman were meeting in Turner's gallery to go over the last details of the program for the Absolut L.A.
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July 15, 1999
The fourth Absolut-L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational returns this week as some 60 galleries host exhibitions by 200 artists from 30 countries. From a group show devoted to emerging Cuban artists at Track 16 to rare exhibitions by Belgian artist Pierre Alechinksy at Jack Rutberg and Cuban photographer Raul Corrales at Couturier, the six-week series of shows, lectures and tours will feature a wide variety of contemporary works from around the world.
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July 15, 2001
Movies "America's Sweethearts" stars Julia Roberts, above left, as the sister/slave of megastar Catherine Zeta-Jones, right. As it happens, the star's estranged husband (John Cusack) is the man of Roberts' dreams. The Joe Roth-directed film also features Billy Crystal, who co-wrote the film with Peter Tolan. Opens Friday.
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July 9, 1995 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
On any given day Los Angeles gallery hoppers can expect to encounter a sprinkling of foreign-made artworks among a vast array of American artists' creations. But this summer the tables will be turned. From Thursday until mid-August, almost nothing but art from other countries will be on view in 50 local galleries. If you are nosing around in Santa Monica, you'll find that Blum & Poe is presenting "Pacific Babies," the U.S.
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July 22, 2001 | SCARLET CHENG
On a cool summer evening in the two-tiered garden of the Swedish consul general in Brentwood, a crowd of 140 art-world insiders have gathered to drink vodka and hear an update on the Absolut L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational (running through Aug. 18). Robert Berman and William Turner, co-chairmen of the event, are hailing its advances in its decade of existence.
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