Entering its eighth edition in 2017, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) returns as the premier International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from January 26–29.
Remembering John M. Miller; Art Los Angeles Contemporary remembers John M. Miller, whose work will be presented by Peter Blake Gallery
The fair offers an unrivaled perspective to the galleries and artists that continue to shape Los Angeles’ position as one of the world’s preeminent art capitals. For the 2017 edition, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is pleased to announce Banc of California as its official sponsor. The 2017 fair includes over 60 local and international exhibitors, and welcomes a number of new galleries to the fair from Asia and Latin America. International newcomers include Vermelho (São Paolo), 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong), 313 ART PROJECT (Seoul) and Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires / New York). The fair is also pleased to announce the return of its Freeways section composed of young galleries, including Club Pro (Los Angeles), Jenny’s (Los Angeles), PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt) and Queer Thoughts (New York). Many of the fair’s dedicated participants return with strong and unique presentations including 1301PE (Los Angeles), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Peres Projects (Berlin), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles).
Alongside the opening of the fair will be a new issue of the biannual Art Los Angeles Reader. The current issue considers public and private interior spaces throughout the political and cultural vernacular of the city. The issue includes limited artist editions for newsprint by William Leavitt and Sean Raspet. The Reader is published on the occasion of Art Los Angeles Contemporary and edited by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
The fair will present a number of on-site installations of local artists’ works, including Rafa Esparza and Timo Fahler, courtesy of Club Pro, as well as performances by Puppies Puppies.
Front Installation: Rafa Esparza & Timo Fahler “A Post Industrial Snake”
With an attendance of over 16,000 visitors in 2016, the fair presents a singular voice out of many intersecting and parallel dialogues in the field of contemporary artmaking. Throughout the duration of the fair, Marc LeBlanc curates the programming schedule ANYTHING YOU SOW, focusing on performative and time-based work by experimental composer William Basinski, screenings by video artist Pat O’Neill, a talk by performance artist Jasmine Nyende as well as filmmaker Roger Corman and Mary Woronov in conversation with the film screening collective VEGGIECLOUD. All performances take place at the ALAC Theatre unless otherwise noted.
“Art Los Angeles Contemporary is a product of Los Angeles’ unique cultural community composed of an incredibly vast and diverse array of artists, galleries, curators, institutions, collectors and enthusiasts,” says Tim Fleming, Director. “Touching on a multidisciplinary approach is the focus of this year’s fair, from our programing schedule that includes artists spanning pop culture and performance, to our Reader that considers the idiosyncrasies that make this city truly unique.”
The independent filmmaking legend, Roger Corman speaks alongside actress Mary Woronov in a conversation led by Ian Birnie
He continues, “As Los Angeles has now become both an entertainment and fine arts hub, it is essential to have an event that draws upon a comprehensive notion of the city, and to address the legacies of performative and timebased work that are strongly rooted here. I believe an event that brings together these voices is critical to support the arts community while also educating the public about what is emerging and relevant in contemporary art. I’m incredibly excited by the energy of this year’s fair and I hope you’ll join us.”
Tickets are $25 (+$2.37 fee) for a 1-day pass Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; $30 (+$2.64 fee) for an all weekend pass Friday thru Sunday; $65 (+$4.57 fee); Opening night party on Thursday, January 26;
What: Art Contemporary Los Angeles
Where: The Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, California 90405
When: Thursday, January 26, 7–9pm; Friday January 27, 11am–7pm; Saturday, January 28, 11am–7pm; Sunday, January 29, 11am–6pm;