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Editors' Picks: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016

by The Artslant Team
Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens this week—arguably the West Coast's key commercial event for the year, especially for local galleries who feature heavily in the line-up. Looking at artwork in an art fair can be a bit like viewing art on the internet: the structure often strips work of its full effect. To remedy the fatigue of serial image consumption—and give more credit to the artists, looking past their works' obvious marketability and apparent aesthetic trends—we're giving you something... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/25/16
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Artists' Desks

by Char Jansen
What does the interior architecture of the artist's workspace tell us about their process and practice? In psychoanalytic terms, perhaps what's in the artist's studio is what's on the artist's mind.  In our times, though, the spaces artists inhabit are quite different to the cavernous, secluded spaces of the past: they've had to adapt to a more migratory lifestyle, and have succumbed to the economic squeeze in urban centers. The only universal marker left of the resplendent artist's studio,... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 1/27/16
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Ceramics and Concrete: A Material Fascination at ALAC 2016

by The Artslant Team
Day one at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and there's a clear trend emerging for chunky, rough-looking ceramics and heavy concrete. Why? We'd like to think that galleries are enjoying presenting art made with these materials, as they're an aesthetic antidote to the shiny plasticity that is expected in Los Angeles.  Why are so many artists are experimenting with these mediums? All over the world of late, there's been a revived interest in clay and concrete from the market and makers, with new... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 1/25/16
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Copy ‘n’ Paste Micro-guide: Tweets for ALAC, Paramount Ranch, and the LA Art Book Fair

by Chelsea Rector
Art loving Angelenos, in advance of the busy weekend ahead of you, ArtSlant L.A. correspondent Chelsea Rector has prepared a tweetable index for your perusal. Consider it a micro-guide to L.A. fairs and art events. Or, better still, for the armchair tweeter, a copy 'n' paste, one-click template for socially mediating your week's art travels. Because wouldn't you rather be buying some art, reading some zines, or partying in the mountains than staring at your cell phone?   By way of... [more]
Posted by Chelsea Rector on 1/29/15
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