Art Los Angeles Contemporary Launches 10th Anniversary Edition

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Jan 22, 2019 6:14PM

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Launches 10th Anniversary Edition With 80 International Emerging and Established Exhibitors, New Visual Branding, Reimagined Floor Design, And New “Salon” And Publishing Sections

Image courtesy of ALAC

LA’s international contemporary art fair will celebrate its 10th anniversary with new visual branding, a reimagined floor design, as well as new “Salon” and Publishing sections. ALAC will bring together international contemporary galleries, collectors, curators, artists, and art enthusiasts for an extended five-day cultural event from Wednesday, February 13-Sunday, February 17.

Over ten years, ALAC has helped to solidify Los Angeles as an art epicenter, nurtured a generation of young collectors, and acted as a gateway to international exchange. ALAC’s unique combination of emerging and established galleries has been key to its longevity and success. ALAC maintains an unparalleled commitment to art-making, collection-building, and the galleries that are the bridge between the two. ALAC’s 10th Edition will introduce the next generation of galleries, while continuing to partner with the most exciting established programs in the city.

Tim Fleming, ALAC’s Founder and Fair Director said, “After ten years, I recognize the impact we have made locally and internationally. To walk into a collector’s home and see a work from a past edition of our fair is such a pleasure, because it solidifies for me how we’ve achieved our mission by supporting galleries and informing collections. Our 10th anniversary is a chance for us to recommit to who we are: content-forward, trusted but inventive, international and LA. Our work is really about putting together the best program of established and emerging galleries, to show off the best of LA and around the globe. We feel spoiled by the number of visionaries we get to collaborate with, from new galleries with audacious programming to respected partners we’ve worked with from ALAC’s beginning a decade ago.”

For the new visual identity of the fair, ALAC has teamed with award-winning graphic designer and artist Brian Roettinger (WP&A), whose roster of clients includes music visionaries Mark Ronson, Florence + the Machine, Drake, and Jay-Z. Inspired by the fair’s physical venue at the Santa Monica Airport, the experience of navigating an art fair on foot, and the civic architecture of LA’s freeways, ALAC’s new branding explores the language of way-finding.

Roettinger comments, “The new bold black and white identity is a modular typographic system. It allows for a strict but playful mix, which is part airport way-finding and part motor transportation. The look focuses on the fair’s better-known name ‘ALAC,’ instead of its official full name, which the team felt was a natural decision after ten years of existence.”

For its tenth anniversary edition, ALAC will be housed within a new architectural design by principal architect at Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig Jerry Garcia, who has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Anish Kapoor, Jaume Plensa, Oscar Tuazon, and Doug Aitken. Claudia Rech, Berlin-based art historian, curator, and former gallerist of Gillmeier Rech, will curate a “Salon” section called “The Academy,” offering a new way for galleries and the public to participate in the fair through a curated exhibition. Frances Horn, Brussels-based curator and initiator of the art book fair PA/PER VIEW at WIELS, has been selected to lead the ALAC publishing section, “Movable Types.” More details on the architectural design as well as the Salon and Publishing sections to come.


Participating Galleries

10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

1301PE, Los Angeles

1969 Gallery, New York

AA|LA Gallery, Los Angeles

Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo

AS-IS.LA, Los Angeles

AWHRHWAR, Los Angeles

Jack Barrett, New York

Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

Bortolami, New York

Ceysson & Bénétière, Geneva, Luxembourg, New York, Paris, Saint-Etienne

Clages, Cologne

Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Galerie Derouillon, Paris


Downs & Ross, New York

Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco

False Flag, Long Island City

Functional Art Gallery, Berlin

Gilles Drouault Galerie, Paris

Gildar Gallery, Denver

Good Weather, North Little Rock

Halsey McKay Gallery, New York

Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles

The Hole, New York

Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg

Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main

Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen

Klowden Mann, Los Angeles

The Lapis Press, Los Angeles

Josh Lilley, London

Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles

M+B, Los Angeles

Marinaro, New York

Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles

Galeria Mascota, Mexico City

Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles

Mixografia, Los Angeles

Mrs., Maspeth

Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles

Ochi Projects, Los Angeles

Over The Influence, Los Angeles

PACT, Paris

Priska Pasquer, Cologne

Peres Projects, Berlin

Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles

Regards, Chicago

Reserve Ames, Los Angeles

Roberts Projects, Los Angeles


Safe Gallery, Brooklyn

Situations, New York


Stems Gallery, Brussels

Rob Tufnell, Cologne


UV Estudios, Buenos Aires

VI, VII, Oslo


Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland

Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Anna Zorina Gallery, New York

Publishers: “Movable Types”

Accattone, Brussels

Art Los Angeles Reader, Los Angeles

Bartleby & co., Brussels

Case Publishing, Tokyo

fivehundred places, Berlin

GAGARIN, Antwerp

Hotel, London

Humboldt Books, Milan

Ibid, Los Angeles

Juan de la cosa, Mexico City

Lodret Vandret/One Thousand Books, Copenhagen

Lovely Daze, Taipei

MER.Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent

mono.kultur, Berlin

Monograph Bookwerks, Portland

Night Diver Press, Oakland

Onomatopee, Eindhoven

OSMOS, New York

Printed Matter, New York

Reserve Ames, Los Angeles

Terremoto, Mexico City

WAAP ART, Vancouver

X Artists' Books, Los Angeles

Zulu Press, Mexico City

Salon: “The Academy”

careva contemporary, Riga with Edgars Gluhovs

Castiglioni, Milan with Thomaz Rosa

Downs & Ross, New York with Vikky Alexander

Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna with Lindsay Lawson

Klemm's, Berlin, with Renaud Regnery

O - Town House, Los Angeles with Juliette Blightman

PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main with Tobias Donat

Bonny Poon, Paris with Marie Karlberg

Roman Road, London with Alix Marie

Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin with Julian Irlinger

Setareh, Düsseldorf, with Jim Thorell

Smart Objects, Los Angeles with Paul Rouphail

Sweetwater, Berlin, Berlin, with Kayode Ojo

Weiss Berlin, Berlin with Elif Erkan

About ALAC

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) is Los Angeles’s international art fair. Now in its tenth year, ALAC has helped solidify Los Angeles as an art epicenter and nurtured a generation of young collectors. With deep roots in LA’s creative community and a global reach, ALAC has acted as a gateway to an international exchange. ALAC’s recipe of combining emerging and established galleries is key to its longevity and success: ALAC is thrilled to usher in the next generation of galleries as LA’s discovery fair, while continuing to partner with the most exciting established programs in the city. ALAC maintains an unparalleled commitment to art-making, collection-building, and the galleries that are the bridge between the two. Produced by Fair Grounds Associates, the next and tenth edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary will take place over five days at the Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica, February 13-17, 2019.

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