Events

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Product Launch

Raymond Pettibon x Freeway Eyewear x ForYourArt

5pm, Thursday

ForYourArt @
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Freeway founder and artist Alex Israel and ForYourArt founder Bettina Korek will launch their newest limited edition sunglasses created in collaboration with artist Raymond Pettibon and Freeway Eyewear, the third in the artist-designed series following Barbara Kruger and John Baldessari. Pettibon’s work is universally known for its blending of high and low culture, taking points of departure from the Southern California punk-rock culture of the late 1970s and 1980s and the “do-it-yourself” aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines. The sunglasses will be available at retailers including Dover Street Market, Maxfield LA, Artspace, and via Give Good Art, ForYourArt’s roving gallery of gifts and limited edition art objects.

givegoodart.com


Book Launch

Books & Cookies with Hans-Ulrich Obrist

6:30pm, Thursday

For Your Art @
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

ForYourArt and Hans-Ulrich Obrist will preview Conversations in Mexico (edited by Karen Marta and published by Fundación Alumnos47, Fall 2015) with the launch of the Felipe Ehrenberg Interview as a stand-alone zine. With a career spanning over 50 years, the seminal Mexican artist Felipe Ehrenberg is an established figure known for his drawing, painting, conceptual art performances, Mail art, and mimeograph, as well as the publisher of the avant garde artist book press, Beau Geste.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist is an art curator, critic and historian of art.

foryourart.com


Reception

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night Reception

7-9pm, Thursday

ALAC
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Tickets are now available for purchase online for Opening Night.

artlosangelesfair.com/tickets


GATHERING

The READER Release

7:30pm, Thursday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Come celebrate with the writers and artists who contributed and designed the new Art Los Angeles Reader.

The Reader provides a platform for the established and emerging voices in art writing. Issue One features some of Los Angeles’s top art writers whose combined credits include Artforum, Art in America, and the Made in LA catalog: Travis Diehl, Jen Hutton, Julie Niemi, Kate Wolf, and editor, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal. Additional contributors include filmmaker Garrett Bradley and artist Richard Hawkins, whose image and text works have been specially reconstructed for the Reader.

Within the Reader’s pages are interviews with and features on artists Olivia Erlanger, Amanda Ross-Ho, Zach Harris, Trevor Paglen; curator Franklin Sirmans; and gallerists José Freire and Tif Sigrids. Its large and interactive format was designed by James T. Gamboa.

The Reader can be picked up at the fair, offering on-site engagement with words and ideas on contemporary art.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Conversation

The Taste Divide: The Baby Boomer vs. The Millennial

11am, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

In the past year an abundance of press has been lavished upon the buying power, lifestyle and design preferences of what has been referred to as The Millennial Generation, the peer group born between 1982 and 2002. But the difference between the Millenials and other generations may not be that extreme, especially when considering the plasticity of baby boomers— particularly the way they embrace change. Baby boomers are an educated, wealthy, and technically proficient generation who appreciate fine design and also want to be connected, but don’t want to waste time figuring out how to turn on an interactive device. This panel asks if these differences and tastes between the generations are also reflected in their tastes for different kinds of art. 

Participants: Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Chantal Blatzheim, Pujan Gandhi, Suzanne Deal Booth, Frederic De Goldschmidt

Organized by: Warren Neidich


Conversation

An Eye on the Future: New Business Models for the Art Market

1pm, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

ALAC’s Education Partner, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, will provide an informational and comprehensive conversation focusing on the proliferation of the international art market and the role of new models in this expanded field. Art sales have traditionally passed through auction houses, galleries or private transactions. Is this all there is? How does the growing number of art fairs fit in? With the rise of social media and online environments as a place for promoting and selling art, how are online sales likely to play into the growing art market? What trends and business models will take us forward into the future? Participants Include: Jonathan T.D. Neil, Director Sotheby’s Institute of Art Los Angeles and Stefan Simchowitz, Heave Ho, Heave Ho, Where the Hell, Will the art market, GO

www.sothebysinstitute.com


Screening

Focus on Doug Ischar

2:30pm, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

A screening of four video works by Chicago-based artist Doug Ischar.

Tristes Tarzan (2013) melds two Son of Tarzan movies – one from 1920, one from 1950 - into a five-part work based loosely on variations of form. Alone With You (2011) is built around two main characters, a hot, young pro- wrestler – the maker’s object of desire – and Robert Mapplethorpe, the artist/collector par excellence, who serves as both alter-ego and nemesis for Ischar himself. come lontano (2010) is a perverse historical romance in which two lives are inter-mixed, doused with sentiment, and – hopefully – redeemed. In brb (2007), the tableau constructed from a vehicle’s window, traveling just pre-dusk, serves as setting for an infatuated online conversation between the artist and an unnamed lover.



Ischar has exhibited at The Whitney Biennial 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museo de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, Brazil), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg, Sweden).


Screening

Passages

4pm, Friday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Passages, a two-part video screening organized by Berlin-based curator Marc LeBlanc, draws together artist's videos, music videos, visuals, and films made digital to describe the relationship between narrative and the moving image today. With the fair’s venue, the hangar and its proximity to one of the world's largest international ports in mind, Passages refers to the nautical travel and shipping routes that for centuries defined colonial empires and shaped historical narratives and diasporas, and still impact the trajectories of globalization today.

Passages is made possible through generous support of Perrier.

Screening I:
Keren Cytter
"Siren" (2014) (14:39)
courtesy of the artist & Galerie Nagel+Draxler, Cologne

Aaron Garber-Maikovska
"BNC envelope transitions no. 2 in A sharp minor" (2015) (7:05)
courtesy of the artist, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles & STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo

Alicja Kwade
"In Ewig den Zufall betrachtend" (2014) (8:16)
courtesy of the artist and Galerie Johann König, Berlin

JPWIII
"Garage Of Forgotten Dreams" (2012) (2:34)
courtesy of the artist, Night Gallery, Los Angeles & Galerie Nagel+Draxler, Cologne

Steve Reinke
"Sad Disco Fantasia" (2001) (24:00)
courtesy of the artist and the Video Data Bank, Chicago

Jon Rafman
"You, The World, And I" (2010) (6:24)
courtesy of the artist and M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Body by Body
"Impressions Of Dublin" (2014) (9:28)
courtesy of the artists and Chåteau Shatto, Los Angeles

TRT: 69:42

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Conversation

Collector as Curator

12pm, Saturday

ALAC Theater
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

This panel considers the recent trend in which collectors have taken on the role of curator. In this blurring of barriers, the collector has jumped the boundary from his or her own distinct role as a connoisseur of objects, to one of crafting its presentation to fit his or her own tastes and proclivities. This panel brings together a number of collectors who utilize a variety of strategies and methodologies to display and curate inside and outside their own collections in a variety of spaces and circumstances.



Participants: Amir Shariat, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Alain Servais, Deborah Irmas, Axel Haubrok, Kenny Schacter

Organized by: Warren Neidich


Conversation

I’m an art collector, now what?

2pm, Saturday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

I’m an art collector, now what?
A panel on protecting and preserving your collection

A group of top professionals in their respective fields will address how to see one’s collection as an asset class and how to best care for, manage, and plan for its future growth. Topics include inventory management, asset management, and insurance and 1031 exchanges.

Participants: Greg Burns, SVP, Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc.; Rosa Lowinger, Principal and Chief Conservator, RLA Conservation, Inc. Los Angeles / Miami, Amber Noland, CEO and Founder, Art Collection Management Services; Katja Zigerlig, Vice President of Art, Wine and Jewelry Insurance for AIG Private Client Group. Organized by Amber Noland and presented by KCRW.


Screening

Passages

4pm, Saturday

ALAC Theatre
ALAC
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

Passages, a two-part video screening organized by Berlin-based curator Marc LeBlanc, draws together artist's videos, music videos, visuals, and films made digital to describe the relationship between narrative and the moving image today. With the fair’s venue, the hangar and its proximity to one of the world's largest international ports in mind, Passages refers to the nautical travel and shipping routes that for centuries defined colonial empires and shaped historical narratives and diasporas, and still impact the trajectories of globalization today.

Passages is made possible through generous support of Perrier.

Screening II:

JPWIII
"Live And Breathe Dark Matter" (2012) (2:53)
courtesy of the artist, Night Gallery, Los Angeles & Galerie Nagel+Draxler, Berlin

Michael Bell-Smith
"Rabbit Season / Duck Season" (2014) (5:19)
courtesy of the artist & Foxy Production, New York

Hannah Perry
"Kicking My Game" (2013) (8:56)
courtesy of the artist

Camille Henrot
"Deep Inside" (2005) (7:00)
courtesy of the artist, Galerie Johann König, Berlin, & Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

Keren Cytter
"Rose Garden" (2014) (8:57)
courtesy of the artist & Galerie Nagel+Draxler, Cologne

Steve Reinke
''The Natural Look'' (2014) (38:00)
courtesy of the artist & the Video Data Bank, Chicago

TRT: 67:32

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Screening and Conversation

Focus on Doug Ischar with Vanalyne Green

2pm, Sunday

ALAC Theatre
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar
Santa Monica Airport

A screening of four video works by Chicago-based artist Doug Ischar with a Question & Answer session to follow between Ischar and artist Vanalyne Green.

Tristes Tarzan (2013) melds two Son of Tarzan movies – one from 1920, one from 1950 - into a five-part work based loosely on variations of form. Alone With You (2011) is built around two main characters, a hot, young pro- wrestler – the maker’s object of desire – and Robert Mapplethorpe, the artist/collector par excellence, who serves as both alter-ego and nemesis for Ischar himself. come lontano (2010) is a perverse historical romance in which two lives are inter-mixed, doused with sentiment, and – hopefully – redeemed. In brb (2007), the tableau constructed from a vehicle’s window, traveling just pre-dusk, serves as setting for an infatuated online conversation between the artist and an unnamed lover.



Ischar has exhibited at The Whitney Biennial 2014, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Museo de Arte Moderna (São Paulo, Brazil), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg, Sweden).

Vanalyne Green works in video and film, though recent years have seen her experimenting with conceptual works that include sculptural objects. She is of that generation of American artists whose artistic careers developed contemporaneous to that of feminism in its sociological sense. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, as well as grants from Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome.

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