Wow, Los Angeles is exploding with art this month! There’s photo l.a. presenting the best in contemporary and collectible photography; the LA Art Show which is longest running art fair in country; and opening on Friday, January 24 with an preview night reception on January 23, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, now in its fourth year.
Located at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary presents 70 top international blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world–with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries, like Ace Gallery, ACME, and Nye + Brown, features some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists and offers an informed cross-section of what is happening now in contemporary art making, as well as panel discussion led by museum curators, film screening, and performance series. Plus with the fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is hosting a number of solo projects from international exhibitors with booths that include painting, functional furniture, sculpture and installation. Solo presentations will be integrated onto the floor of the fair, providing a unique, focused presentation from participating galleries.
Franco-philes will dig this:
For the 2013 edition, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is partnering with Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles, a five-month arts and culture exchange program between France and Los Angeles. The program, which began in in November and continues through April 2013, features over 30 French-American collaborations in contemporary art in the Los Angeles area.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary will take part by hosting a special section of the fair dedicated to visiting French galleries and their exhibiting artists. The fair will also highlight the relationship between these two cultural hubs through extensive programming of talks, lectures, and screenings.
One day tickets are $20; a pass for the whole show is $30. The Thursday night preview reception is a separate $50. For tickets click here.