Art Los Angeles
returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger for its fifth edition,
featuring an expanded international roster and a continued dedication to the
L.A. art scene. As Fair Director Tim Fleming says, “ALAC makes January the moment for people in this city to engage with
art, and for an international audience to support and engage with our cultural
landscape.” This year among the 70 galleries showing visitors will
encounter exhibitors from New York, Berlin,
Paris and Rome, alongside top L.A. galleries.
1. When? Where? How?
Art Los Angeles Contemporary takes
place Jan. 30–Feb.2, 2014, at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar
Airport Avenue). A converted airplane hangar located on the South side of the
Santa Monica Airport, the site is an excellent venue for an art fair with
40,000 square feet of exhibition space and lofty, 40-foot ceilings. Tickets may
be purchased on-site or online, here
2. Why Visit?
Attracting a sophisticated crowd of
curators, collectors and art patrons, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is a unique
opportunity to see the best of contemporary art in L.A., alongside an intimate
cross section of the global art market. Not only is the fair an indicator of
L.A.’s role within the larger art world, it presents an exciting lineup of blue
chip and emerging galleries alike, setting the standards for contemporary
artists to watch and trends to look for in 2014.
3. A Series of Film
ALAC hosts an
exciting lineup of film screenings, including the following:
GIRLS”: A video program presented by Vanity Projects that explores the female
psyche through 10 female video artists. Friday, Jan. 31st, 2pm.
“Stanya Kahn: Video works”: A
screening of five videos by interdisciplinary artist Stanya Kahn will be
presented by Susanne Vielmetter Gallery and Artadia. Artadia Executive Director
Carolyn Ramo and the artist will be present to introduce to works. Saturday,
Feb. 1st, 4pm.
“ON BECOMING”: This new film by Veronica Gonzalez-Peña has
been described as a “modern fairytale” about a young man who must make
important decisions that will determine his future. Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 3pm
4. ALAC Programming
In addition to film screenings, the
fair will host on-site and satellite programming including talks, book
signings, and performances. Find the full calendar of events, here
“David Brooks: The Life of a
Hyperobject – As Told Through a Short and Leaky History of Floods”: This
performative lecture by David Brooks
the “environmental conundrum.” Brooks is an accomplished New York artist who
has created a body of engaging installations and land art including his
in Times Square in 2012. Friday, Jan. 31st, 4pm.
“Chris Johanson: Totalities”: The
american artist: Artbook | D.A.P. will host American artist Chris Johanson
presents two publications, a monograph from Phaidon and Totalities
which accompanied his 2008 installation at Deitch Projects in New York.
Saturday, Feb. 1st, 1pm.
Free Manicures! Courtesy of Vanity
Projects: In addition to their film screening, Vanity Projects will be offering
complimentary manicures at an on-site nail salon. The project is directed by
independent curator Rita de Alencar Pinto. Friday, Jan. 31, 11am–Sunday, Feb.
Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s L.A. Artist Initiative
artists since 1996, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation presents its L.A. Artist
Initiative grant at ALAC each year. The Foundation will announce eight grantees
working in the Los Angeles area, who will receive funding, and financial
support from through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Past recipients include Emily Mast and Miljohn Ruperto, who are also included
in the upcoming Whitney Biennial.