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“Boofthle Booth-Booth: Deux Doox—The Hollywood Biennale”

Pauline

Given the ruinous economy and the resulting shrinkage of the art world, it’s hardly surprising that someone would literalize the collapse by squeezing a biennial exhibition into the space of an art fair booth. “Boofthle Booth-Booth: Deux Doox—The Hollywood Biennale,” a thirty-artist show organized by artist Mateo Tannatt, attempted to do just that, though the “booth” in question was Tannatt’s apartment, which for two years has doubled as the gallery Pauline, and the self-styled “Biennale” label was a parodic reach. As the subtitle “Deux Doox” implies, “Boofthle” was a sequel, and, like last year’s installment—which was not explicitly pitched as a biennale—the show coincided with the city’s fledgling art fair, ART LA. The title also acknowledges the show’s site-specific origins—Pauline sits on a bland side street below the Hollywood sign—and the meaning of the homophonic phrase doo doo is

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