ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 24 - 27 2008, presenting 60 top international and LA-based galleries representing a cross-section of today's contemporary art trends and directions
A partnership has been instituted between the fair and the 2008 edition selection committee to help select from the submitted applications. The exhibiting galleries at ART LA are an even balance of established blue chip and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international art work being produced today. 30 exhibitors hail from the immediate Los Angeles area, while 30 are from the rest of the United States and abroad.
The fair is designed to spotlight the Los Angeles art scene, its prominence within current international artistic trends, while bringing influential international galleries and their artists work for the interested art patron and collector alike to enjoy. The finest examples of contemporary art work will be available for view and sale.
ART LA 2008 is proud to be held during the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium's impressive 50th anniversary.
Tickets, Fair Dates and Hours
Friday, January 25, 12 - 8pm ; Saturday, January 26, 12 - 8pm ; Sunday, January 27, 12 - 6pm
1-day pass $15, 3-day pass $25
Tickets are available for purchase at the box office during the run of the fair.
Advanced tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.
Opening Night Benefit:
Thursday, January 24 , 6:30-10:30pm
The ART LA 2008 opening night reception benefits the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects. Advanced tickets for the opening reception may be purchased by contacting the Hammer Museum at 310-443-7026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAP BOOKSTORE AND LOUNGE
Hosted in the lobby of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and furnished by Kartell, Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) will be presenting book signings throughout the weekend by acclaimed contemporary artists and architects.
Friday, January 25, 4pm - James Welling: Flowers
Saturday, January 26, 12pm - Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground; 2pm - Andrea Zittel: Andrea Zittel; 4pm - Frances Stark : The Collected Works
Sunday, January 27, 2pm - Fritz Haeg: Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn
Regen Projects Booth
Saturday, January 26, 3pm - Andrea Zittel Smockshop presents: On Her Dress She Wears A Body Performed by Molly Keogh
PARTICIPATING PUBLICATIONS AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
2nd Cannons Publications, Afterall, Art and Living, art ltd., Arte al Dia, Artillery, Bidoun, Flash Art, Hammer Museum, LACE, LAxART, X-tra