Foires d'art

Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Frieze Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, United States
14 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019

Frieze Los Angeles, February 14 – 17, 2019

Frieze Los Angeles, February 14 – 17, 2019

Frieze is launching a new annual contemporary art fair in Los Angeles opening February 14–17, 2019 at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles. The inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles will bring together 70 of the most significant and forward-thinking contemporary galleries from across the city and around the world, alongside a curated program of talks, site-specific artists’ projects and film.

The new annual contemporary art fair will feature more than 70 L.A.-based and international galleries, alongside a site-specific program of talks, music and commissioned artist projects. Organized in collaboration with leading curators and working closely with venue partner Paramount Pictures Studios, Frieze Los Angeles joins Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters at the forefront of the international art fair calendar, celebrating Los Angeles’ position as a global arts center and destination.

The curated program will celebrate the unique creative spirit of Los Angeles. Artist projects, talks, films, restaurants and experiments in patronage and activism, will transform the movie set backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios into a symbolic cityscape where art is at the center of civic life

Taking place in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, Frieze Los Angeles is led by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) and Bettina Korek (Executive Director, Frieze Los Angeles). Joining them is curator of Frieze Talks and Frieze Music, Hamza Walker (Executive Director, LAXART), and curator Ali Subotnick, formerly of the Hammer Museum, who will commission Frieze Projects and Frieze Film (Here vielleicht ein Link).

The curated programs and gallery presentations will feature figures at the vanguard of contemporary art and cultural conversation, with a strong L.A. presence, including artists Doug Aitken, Judy Chicago, Beatriz Cortez, Karon Davis, Tracey Emin, Gajin Fujita, Theaster Gates, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Tala Madani, Paul McCarthy, Sondra Perry, Allen Ruppersberg, Tino Sehgal, Lee Ufan, and Lawrence Weiner; museum leaders and patrons Kristy Edmunds, Michael Govan, Maja Hoffman, Susan Nimoy and Hans Ulrich Obrist among many others; and non-profit organizations such as Women’s Center for Creative Work and Artists 4 Democracy who will be represented on site offering insights into activism and civic engagement .


Frieze Talks and Frieze Music, here are some recommendations:


Lauren Halsey: Name That Tune

Artist Talk at LAXART, 7 Feb 2019, 7:00pm

Funk is music come again as an ethos. In part two of Name That Tune, we put Lauren Halsey’s ear for funk, soul, and other grooves to the test. Halsey—whose work pays homage to the everyday and the around-the-way, from the beauty supply store to the vacant lot—heralds the DIY monument as an Afro-futurist paradise. We’ll travel the stars as charted by Parliament Funkadelic and the interstellar low ways as mapped by Sun Ra.


Conversations on Patronage: What is a Civic Artist

Presented with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission , 15 Feb 2019, 10:00am

Public art has expanded to not only include publicly commissioned sculpture, but also creating communities. Artists are partnering with civic agencies to produce social impact, which include long-term projects and the lack of a permanent installation. Civic agencies navigate changing opinions of public art, while artists respond to both a public and their own sensibilities during commissioned projects.

Participants: Kristin Sakoda (Los Angeles County Arts Commission), Andrea Bowers (Artist), Suzanne Lacy (Artist and Professor, USC Roski School of Art and Design). Moderator: Brooke Kamin Rapaport (Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York and Commissioner, U.S. Pavilion, 2019 Venice Biennale)


Conversations on Patronage: Expanding the Canon

Presented with In Other Words, 15 Feb 2019, 12:00pm

Taking as a starting point the research published by In Other Words and artnet News, which examined the representation of African American artists in US museums and the international market, Charlotte Burns will moderate a conversation with major Californian institutional leaders about the ways in which they are working to broaden the canon, and think specifically about local communities.

Participants: Naima J. Keith (Deputy Director, California African American Museum), Michael Govan (CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Andrew Perchuk, (Deputy Director, Getty Research Institute), Megan Steinman(Director, The Underground Museum). Moderator: Charlotte Burns (Executive Editor, In Other Words)


See the full programme of all the events and exhibitions taking place in context of Frieze Los Angeles