LA Art Show at the Convention Center January 11th-15th, 2017- Preview, Tickets

January 11-15, 2017
LA Art Show kicks off its 22nd edition at the LA Convention Center,
Downtown Los Angeles
More than 100 galleries from over 20 countries
and 70,000 attendees anticipated
Los Angeles, CA– Already considered one of the largest international art fairs in the
United States, with 70,000 attendees last year, the LA Art Show is significantly
expanding its footprint for its 22nd edition opening January 11-15, 2017. The 2017 fair
will feature the most international list of exhibitors to date, with more than 100 galleries
from over 20 countries including China, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Mexico and
the United Kingdom; an expanded group of corporate and media partners, including
Stella Artois and the China Cultural Media Group, among many others; and an exciting
roster of new exhibitions and programs curated by major local and international
museums and arts organizations.
In recognition of Los Angeles’s new position as an international hub for cutting-edge
contemporary art across all mediums — from painting, sculpture and drawing to
performance, video, and installation — the fair’s board of directors is placing a new
focus on post-war modern and contemporary artwork. This year the LA Art Show will
also launch ROOTS, an exclusive curated section of historical dealers from the old Los
Angeles Fine Art Show, presenting exhibitions of 18th Century European,
Contemporary Realism, California Plein Air and Hudson River School paintings.
“As Los Angeles takes its place at the vanguard of the global art scene, our ability to
adapt and evolve to meet the art market’s current trends and provide strong civic
support is vital,” says LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “The evolving
role of the art fair as a fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators
and international and multi-generational collectors drives our program.”
For the third year in a row St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will be the
beneficiary of LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will
kick off festivities on January 11, 2017 with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the
hospital’s mission. Last year’s Opening Night Preview was attended by more than
7,000 VIPs and was hosted by Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman.
Patron Reception $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
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Gallery submissions are currently being accepted. For more information please contact; 310.822.9145.

The Broad, The Getty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Anaheim’s
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center participate in the
Show’s expanded 22nd edition.
Los Angeles, CA– LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale today announced a slate of new programming
established with the city’s major art institutions. The programming, which establishes a public platform to
present the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives to an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the
world, comprises special exhibitions, installations, performances with a thematic focus on Latin American
art, and a series of high-level conversations with prominent museum leaders, internationally recognized
curators and artists.
Designed from its inception in 1995 to address the cultural interests of Angelenos, LA Art Show played a
large role in engaging the community with the depth of international work from the Pacific Rim and
Europe. For its 22nd edition, with 90 leading galleries from over 18 countries and a robust slate of
programming organized with The Broad, the Getty, LACMA, MOCA, MOLAA, Anaheim’s Muzeo and
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2017 Show establishes a new and more vital global
forum for the arts in the hub of the city’s vibrant art scene.
The Broad will provide visitors to the Show, on a limited, first come first serve basis, with guided tours of
its current exhibition Creature, an installation with more than 50 works presenting approaches to
figuration and representations of the self in The Broad collection by over 25 artists including Georg
Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst,
Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol plus Thomas Houseago’s Giant Figure (Cyclops), 2011, which is
making its U.S. debut.
In conjunction with the LA Art Show’s focus, this year, on Latin American art, the Getty will bring together
participating artists and curators for a discussion about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and
ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants
from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes places from September 2017 through
January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm
Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The
presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
Part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series of topical panel discussions with prominent art world figures, A
Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate
Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three
curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay &
Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE
Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist
Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene
Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.
LACMA will present Fragments from Home. The special exhibition at the Show will comprise three
performance/installation pieces—
Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two and Couch
Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven)—by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez
Ortiz and a still-life, mural work Cut-Outs by Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez. Both artists will
participate in the upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing
organized for LACMA by a curatorial team including Chon Noriega (UCLA Chicano Studies Research
Center) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Vincent Price Art Museum).
MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in a Dialogs LA discussion
about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain
company Bernardaud. On site at the fair, the MOCA Store will offer collectors for the first time, the newlyreleased
Balloon Dog (Orange) and other available color editions, as well as a curated selection of artist
At the Show, MOLAA will present In My Floating World (2010) by Dominican-born artist Scherezade
Garcia, a sculptural work made of inner tubes in different sizes and shades of blue, bandaged and
connected together with photographic images and electrical ties, and an airline baggage tag to New York.
Garcia’s work will be featured in MOLAA’s forthcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Relational
Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago curated by Tatiana Flores, who will lead
a related panel discussion about the exhibition as part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series.
For the first time in Los Angeles, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center will present Talking Head
Transmitters, an on-going experimental low-frequency radio program co-created in 2001 by Chilean artist
Eugenia Vargas. Vargas’s work, which the Show’s visitors can participate in, unites performance art with
radio’s capacity for transporting sound and its democratic link with the community. The installation will be
part of Deconstructing Liberty: a Destiny Manifested, a group show curated by Marisa Calchiolo, that
explores community and collective identity through performance, installation, video, painting, and
photography by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center will present a wall by American artist Louis Hock. Curated by
Chon Noriega for the fair, Hock’s temporary installation made from recycled paper pulp bricks, will extend
through the fair interrupting the visual experience and disorienting the circulation of the space. This
installation urges visitors to consider walls that divide and current political discourse around borders and
immigration, as they experience a familiar space that is visually and physically divided.
LA Art Show will also join forces with Downtown museums to provide a complimentary art shuttle service
for international guests to visit The Broad, MOCA Grand Avenue and the Geffen Contemporary at
MOCA, where Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s first North American survey is on view through
January 15, 2017.
LA Art Show 2017 Opening Night Premiere Party – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
Purchase tickets at
General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Red Card
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received
through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants.
Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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LA Art Show 2017 takes place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015