tagged: art los angeles contemporary

Your Guide to Navigating Los Angeles Art Events on This Very Important Weekend

by Natalie Hegert
Living in Los Angeles as an active member of the art scene involves making many choices on a weekly or even nightly basis. In other cities, where art spaces are packed tightly together in close proximity, it’s usually possible to hop around to visit a number of events on a given night, using public transportation or grabbing an Uber, no big deal. Los Angeles, on the other hand, is not one city: it is many. It is unimaginably spread out, and the vast distances between the different art enclaves... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 1/29/15

Fairways: ALAC, LA Art Book Fair, and Paramount Ranch

by Andrew Berardini
is only a distant poem to Los Angeles. Uttered on the news by harried meteorologists with names like strippers, the weather here is droughty for caring locals, simply sunny for everybody else. Yes, one of the many good reasons we live in Los Angeles is the definite lack of polar vortices. Not a few of the farflung, chilled by arctic weather, flock to Los Angeles this weekend, for one of our three fairs, two for art and one for art books. Not quite an Art Basel Miami Beach (mercifully) but we... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 1/28/14

Some Shows We Think You Should See

by Andrew Berardini
Perhaps the art fair brought you to LA, or maybe you live here but are looking for a little international flavor from the coterie of foreign art dealers caravanning in art from far-flung lands. There is a certain, dynamic allure to any assembly, party, fair. But in the end, nobody really loves an art fair. There's the art fairs in the Grand Palais in Paris, whose beautiful glass dome certainly takes the sting out, but as a rule a convention hall will only ever be a conventional hall: harsh... [more]
Posted by Andrew Berardini on 1/24/13

Ceci N'est Pas: An Interview with Aude Pariset

by James Loks
Aude Pariset isn't taking part in Art Los Angeles Contemporary, and most likely none of her work will be on display at any stall throughout it. She does however have a show at Favourite Goods gallery supported by Ceci N'est Pas. As an integral part of programming around ALAC this programme shows how an art fair isn't simply a commercially driven sharkfest but can also be a powerful driver of internationalism and offer the opportunity for young artists to both show their work and broaden their... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 1/24/13

Not So Quiet on the Western Front: A conversation with Art Los Angeles Contemporary director, Tim Fleming

by Arely Villegas
What is fair in Los Angeles, but the amalgam of worlds and communities that thrive and crash histories under almost perfect weather? We interviewed Tim Fleming, director of Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair, who talks about the fair’s fourth year.  What is your take on the move of other fairs installing programming west in the past two years, including Paris Photo inaugurating later this year in April? I really don’t have any comment on the other fairs, except that we are really excited... [more]
Posted by Arely Villegas on 1/22/13
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