EIGHTH EDITION OF ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY AT THE BARKER HANGAR,
SANTA MONICA, JANUARY 26–29, 2017
EXPANDED PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE INCLUDES WILLIAM BASINSKI, ROGER
CORMAN, JASMINE NYENDE & PUPPIES PUPPIES
NEW EXHIBITORS FROM ASIA & LATIN AMERICA WITH RETURN OF YOUNG
LOS ANGELES–Entering its eighth edition in 2017, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) returns
as the premier International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast at the Barker Hangar in Santa
Monica from January 26–29. The fair offers an unrivaled perspective to the galleries and artists that
continue to shape Los Angeles’ position as one of the world’s preeminent art capitals. For the 2017
edition, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is pleased to announce Banc of California as its official sponsor.
The 2017 fair includes over 60 local and international exhibitors, and welcomes a number of new
galleries to the fair from Asia and Latin America. International newcomers include Vermelho (São
Paolo), 10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong), 313 ART PROJECT (Seoul) and Henrique Faria (Buenos
Aires / New York). The fair is also pleased to announce the return of its Freeways section composed of
young galleries, including Club Pro (Los Angeles), Jenny’s (Los Angeles), PPC Philipp Pflug
Contemporary (Frankfurt) and Queer Thoughts (New York). Many of the fair’s dedicated participants
return with strong and unique presentations including 1301PE (Los Angeles), Kayne Griffin Corcoran
(Los Angeles), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Peres Projects
(Berlin), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles).
With an attendance of over 16,000 visitors in 2016, the fair presents a singular voice out of many
intersecting and parallel dialogues in the field of contemporary artmaking. Throughout the duration of the
fair, Marc LeBlanc curates the programming schedule ANYTHING YOU SOW, focusing on
performative and time-based work by experimental composer William Basinski, screenings by video
artist Pat O’Neill, a talk by performance artist Jasmine Nyende as well as filmmaker Roger Corman
and Mary Woronov in conversation with the film screening collective VEGGIECLOUD. All
performances take place at the ALAC Theatre unless otherwise noted.
The fair will present a number of on-site installations of local artists’ works, including Rafa Esparza and
Timo Fahler, courtesy of Club Pro, as well as performances by Puppies Puppies.
Alongside the opening of the fair will be a new issue of the biannual Art Los Angeles Reader. The
current issue considers public and private interior spaces throughout the political and cultural vernacular
of the city. The issue includes limited artist editions for newsprint by William Leavitt and Sean Raspet.
The Reader is published on the occasion of Art Los Angeles Contemporary and edited by Tracy Jeanne
“Art Los Angeles Contemporary is a product of Los Angeles’ unique cultural community composed of an
incredibly vast and diverse array of artists, galleries, curators, institutions, collectors and enthusiasts,”
says Tim Fleming, Director. “Touching on a multidisciplinary approach is the focus of this year’s fair,
from our programing schedule that includes artists spanning pop culture and performance, to our Reader
that considers the idiosyncrasies that make this city truly unique.”
As Los Angeles has now become both an entertainment and fine arts hub, it is essential to have an event
that draws upon a comprehensive notion of the city, and to address the legacies of performative and timebased
work that are strongly rooted here. I believe an event that brings together these voices is critical to
support the arts community while also educating the public about what is emerging and relevant in
contemporary art. I’m incredibly excited by the energy of this year’s fair and I hope you’ll join us.”
ALAC 2017 Exhibitor List:
10 Chancery Lane (Hong Kong)
1301PE (Los Angeles)
313 Art Project (Seoul)
Adams and Ollman (Portland)
Alden Projects (New York)
Alter Space (San Francisco)*
Michael Benevento (Los Angeles)
Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach)
Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago)
Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Paris)
Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles)
China Art Objects Galleries (Los Angeles)
Club Pro (Los Angeles)*
Luis de Jesus (Los Angeles)
Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles)
Edel Assanti (London)
EIGEN + ART Lab (Berlin)*
Ever Gold Projects (San Francisco)
Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong)
Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires / New York)
Feuer/Mesler (New York)
fiebach, minninger (Cologne)
Honor Fraser (Los Angeles)
Asya Geisberg Gallery (New York)
Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles)
Jack Hanley Gallery (New York)
The Hole (New York)
Ibid Gallery (London / Los Angeles)
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles)
Lisa Kehler Art + Projects (Winnipeg)
David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)
Gallery Christian Lethert (Cologne)
Jenny’s (Los Angeles)*
Josh Lilley (London)
Luisotti (Santa Monica)
M+B (Los Angeles)
Martos Gallery (Los Angeles)
Meliksetian | Briggs (Los Angeles)
MIER GALLERY (Los Angeles)
Mixografia (Los Angeles)
Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles)
Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles / Bucharest)
Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
ONE AND J (Seoul)
Parisian Laundry (Montreal)
Park View (Los Angeles)*
Peres Projects (Berlin)
The Pit (Los Angeles)
PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt)*
Praz Delavallade (Los Angeles / Paris)
Queer Thoughts (New York)*
Ratio 3 (San Francisco)
Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto)
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Beverly Hills)
TIF SIGFRIDS (Los Angeles)*
Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco)
STANDARD (OSLO) (Oslo)
Steve Turner (Los Angeles)
Vermelho (São Paulo)
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles)
Tracy Williams Ltd. (New York)
Yautepec (Mexico City)
*Indicates Freeways Exhibitor
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast, returns for its
eighth edition at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica from January 26–29, 2017.
The fair presents a selection of over 60 established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a
particular focus on galleries based in Los Angeles. Participants for the 2017 edition include newcomers
from Asia and Latin America as well as a number of young galleries that compose the Freeways section.
Exhibiting galleries present unique, dynamic works from their roster of represented artists, offering a
survey of new ideas and directions taken in the world of artmaking. The fair offers collectors, curators
and enthusiasts a shared forum to participate with the emerging ideas and discourses in contemporary art.
Thursday, January 26, 7–9pm
Friday, January 27, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 28, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 29, 11am–6pm.
Barker Hangar is a historic arts venue in Santa Monica, California. With over 40,000 square feet of
exhibition space and soaring 40-foot ceilings, the venue is uniquely positioned to create an enjoyable
experience for fair attendees. The venue is located at the Santa Monica Airport, one of the nation’s
premier airports for private airplane travel, located in close proximity to nearby beach hotels, world-class
restaurants and renowned contemporary art museums and private collections.
Tim Fleming has been the Director of Art Los Angeles Contemporary since its inaugural edition in 2010.
Fleming has directed and produced some of the top contemporary art shows in the United States. After
graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he served as director of project gallery Seven
Three Split, and served on the team that developed The Stray Show, the ancillary art fair of Art Chicago
dedicated to alternative gallery spaces. Fleming is the founder of Fair Grounds Associates, producers of
Art Los Angeles Contemporary and the publisher of Art Los Angeles Reader, the platform for established
and emerging voices in art writing.
Alex Couri is the Development Director of Art Los Angeles Contemporary and has worked with the fair
since 2010. Couri has built the ALAC VIP program, working closely with Los Angeles cultural
stakeholders, secured corporate sponsors for ALAC, as well as link the fair with an array of culturallyinclined
partners. Couri has produced numerous arts and non-profit development projects, serving as the
Auction Director for Project Angel Food’s 2016 Angel Art Auction as well as The Rema Hort Mann
Foundation Los Angeles Benefit Auctions in 2016 and 2013.
Marc LeBlanc is the Curator for Events and Programming for Art Los Angeles Contemporary. He has
curated shows with artists including Body by Body, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Mark Hagen, Sayre
Gomez, Julian Hoeber, JPWIII, Alicja Kwade, Jon Rafman, Sterling Ruby and Melanie Schiff. In
addition to his curatorial work, LeBlanc is a frequent writer on contemporary art and organized the events
and programming for ALAC 2016.
Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal’s writings on art have appeared in Artforum, X-tra Arts Quarterly, CARLA,
and Rhizome, but most frequently in Art in America. She is the Editor of Art Los Angeles Reader, about
to release its third issue.
2017 PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Banc of California, Sponsor
Art Los Angeles Contemporary is extremely pleased to announce Banc of California as its 2017 sponsor.
Banc of California, Inc. is a full-service banking organization and provides comprehensive banking
services to California’s diverse businesses, entrepreneurs and communities. Banc of California operates
over 100 offices in California and the West.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Education Partner
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the leader in art business education and object-based learning. On each day of
the fair, Sotheby’s will be hosting a number of short panels, lectures and debates in the ALAC theatre.
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Sponsor
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 26-29, 2017
January 26–29, 2016, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.
The International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90405
Produced by Fair Grounds Associates
ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS THE 2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
AND THE RELEASE OF THE THIRD ISSUE OF THE ART LOS ANGELES READER
ANYTHING YOU SOW, CURATED BY MARC LEBLANC, FEATURES WILLIAM BASINSKI,
ROGER CORMAN, PUPPIES PUPPIES, HUANG RUI AND VEGGIECLOUD
JANUARY 26–29, THE BARKER HANGAR, SANTA MONICA
ACCESS TO ALL EVENTS INCLUDED IN ALAC ADMISSION
LOS ANGELES–Art Los Angeles Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2017 programming schedule
entitled ANYTHING YOU SOW. Spanning performance, sound work, screenings and talks, the program
for this year’s fair centers on the appropriation of archival sources throughout an array of time-based
mediums. The programming builds upon the fair’s tradition of showcasing critical perspectives of
ongoing and emerging movements in contemporary artwork. Participants to this year’s fair include
William Basinski, Roger Corman, Jasmine Nyende, Rick Prelinger, Puppies Puppies, Huang Rui,
Veggie Cloud and Mary Woronov.
“This program is premised on the fair’s theater as a site dedicated to the present within the prismatic
reverberations of the past,” says Marc LeBlanc, Curator of Programming for Art Los Angeles
Contemporary. “Focusing on seminal figures in filmmaking, performance and composition, the 2017
programming schedule reinforces the notion of Los Angeles as a city whose newness is contingent upon a
continual retelling of the past, a constant re-run of the same sequences within increasingly sophisticated
yet dissonant new mediums. The participants explore these themes through their individual grasp of
process and labor, shaping the theater as a site of production through performance and sound.”
Thursday, January 26
On the fair’s opening night, Huang Rui leads a performance that references the legacy of Chinese-
American cultural and diplomatic relations through the trope of ping-pong, emblematic for the thawing of
relations between Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon. Rui performs courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane.
Throughout the evening and each day of the fair will be performances by Puppies Puppies, employing a
number of readymade mascot costumes in marathon works that expose the jarring strangeness of
perceiving the everyday from a radically different perspective. Puppies Puppies performances are
courtesy of Queer Thoughts.
Friday, January 27
On Friday, Todd Gray dresses as a West African griot to deliver an account of living with Iggy Pop in
the ‘70s, connecting a lineage of rock ‘n’ roll to the Mississippi Delta and back to the traditional African
drumming that textures his performance. Gray’s performance is courtesy of Meliksetian Briggs. Dan
Levenson presents a lecture on the Staatliche Kunstakademie Zürich (SKZ), a fictitious institution
referenced in his work to highlight the difficulty of being original within the context of academic,
economic, and ideological structures. Levenson’s performance is courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los
Saturday, January 28
On Saturday, film collective Veggie Cloud presents a screening of Lost Landscapes of L.A. The film’s
director Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, discusses his use and ongoing collection of
studio outtakes and home movies to cast the contemporary terrain of Los Angeles in a new light. Jasmine
Nyende presents new poetry alongside home movie footage reflecting on her childhood experiences in
South Los Angeles’ Leimert Park and how the neighborhood has developed since that time. M. Geddes
Gengras plays an improvisational set showcasing his mastery of analog and modular synthesizers.
Internationally acclaimed composer and experimental musician William Basinski performs new sound
work that incorporates his use of analog and obsolete recording technologies.
Sunday, January 29
The tension between elitism and egalitarianism in the artworld is explored on Sunday, January 29, with
FOR ALL, BY ALL, a talk moderated by visual artist Keith Varadi with Jamillah James of ICA L.A.,
Eric Kim of the non-profit space Human Resources and Cascade Wilhelm of the Wilhelm Family
Foundation. Ian Birnie leads a panel discussion with independent filmmaking legend Roger Corman
and actress Mary Woronov, known for their work together on numerous low budget and independent
films. The three will address their enduring careers and their work’s impact on art, video, and filmmaking
over the past four decades.
ANYTHING YOU SOW is curated by Marc LeBlanc, Curator of Events & Programming for Art Los
Angeles Contemporary. Events are held daily in the ALAC Theatre unless otherwise noted. Access to all
events is included in fair admission. For more information including the full schedule of public programs
In addition, the fair’s education partner Sotheby’s Institute of Art presents a series of conversations and
talks throughout the fair organized by the institute’s director Jonathan T.D. Neil. Discussions focus on
art in the age of right-wing populism as well as a critics panel composed of prominent writers from Los
Angeles’ art community. Participating speakers include Jonathan Griffin, contributing editor of Frieze,
Los Angeles-based artist David Horvitz, Kibum Kim, Fred Lonidier, artist and professor at UC San
Diego, and David Pagel of the L.A. Times. Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the leader in art business
education and object-based learning, with campuses in London, Los Angeles and New York.
ART LOS ANGELES READER
The occasion of ALAC 2017 marks the release of the third issue of the Art Los Angeles Reader. The free
newspaper engages with critical and provocative ideas regarding contemporary art, asking acclaimed
writers to reflect on the relationships between the aesthetic, political and social dimensions of Los
Angeles. Alongside publication of the Reader is the launch of the Art Los Angeles Reader website, where
current and past issues may be accessed online, at reader.la.
The 2017 issue considers the endless subjectivities of Los Angeles’ interior spaces and how they shape
and inform domestic life and artistic creation. From Samara Golden’s engrossing installations to Tony
Duquette’s boastful theatricality, the Reader traces notions of power, intimacy and ritual in a series of
articles and interviews.
As part of its publication, the Reader includes artist commissions made specifically for newsprint. Sean
Raspet debuts POOL, a new limited-edition fragrance made purely of synthetic compounds. Within the
Reader is A Few Houses in Los Angeles–ink and pen sketches of mid-century homes by William Leavitt
inspired from real estate listings in the Los Angeles Times.
In the issue, L.A.’s hidden nodes of power are explored by Courtney Stephens and Micah Silver; the
late ‘70s video work of Barbara McCullough and Senga Nengudi is revisited by Aria Dean; the New
York Times’ boosterism of L.A.’s art scene is scrutinized by Travis Diehl; the significance and legacy of
the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd. is considered by Catherine Wagley; a long-lost
ranch designed by Tony Duquette is remembered by Kate Wolf and artist Samara Golden is interviewed
on her architecture of fantasy by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
In conjunction with the release of the 2017 issue, the fair is pleased to announce the launch of the Reader
Lounge, a specifically designated area within the main exhibitor section where visitors may find copies
of the issue and read them at their leisure.