9th Edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary returns to the Barker Hangar

Art LA Contemporary
Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017. Photo by Keyang Pang

LOS ANGELES–Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast, returns for its ninth edition at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from January 25–28, 2018. The fair offers an unrivaled perspective to the galleries and artists that define Los Angeles’ position in the contemporary art world. As part of the 2018 edition of the fair, ALAC is pleased to announce Banc of California as its official sponsor.

Participants for the 2018 fair encompass local and international exhibitors, including numerous new galleries to the fair from Latin America and Europe. International newcomers include Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (Montréal), Instituto de Visión (Bogotá), LAZY Mike (Moscow), Revolver (Lima) and Vigo Gallery (London). In its third year, the Freeways section returns with a unique roster of young galleries including AA|LA (Los Angeles), Club Pro (Los Angeles), Galerie Derouillon (Paris), M. LeBlanc (Chicago), Marinaro (New York) and Parker Gallery (Los Angeles). Longstanding participants return to the fair this year with presentations from galleries including Altman Siegel (San Francisco), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles), Jack Hanley (New York), Ibid (Los Angeles), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Peres Projects (Berlin) and Vermelho (São Paulo).

“As the international art community looks towards Los Angeles as a new global epicenter, it is essential to have an event that draws upon a comprehensive notion of the city,” said Tim Fleming, founder and director of Art Los Angeles Contemporary. “ALAC is a product of Los Angeles’ unique cultural community composed of an incredibly diverse array of artists, galleries, curators, institutions, collectors and enthusiasts. Entering its ninth year, ALAC continues to play host in a city that has emerged as a powerful cultural hub, as illustrated in the success of the Getty’s PST: LA/LA initiative, the constant growth of the gallery scene, and the recent inaugural openings of numerous institutions.

“ALAC 2018 will specifically emphasize relationships between Los Angeles and other thriving art communities across Latin America, Asia, and Europe and how those relationships contribute to our city’s sociopolitical and aesthetic spectrum. Los Angeles is fully integrated into the worldwide contemporary art conversation, and ALAC looks to promote further growth, education and exchange.”

Alongside the 2018 edition of ALAC will be the special issue of the Art Los Angeles Reader, done in collaboration with the Mexico City-based quarterly publication Terremoto upon the occasion of PST: LA/LA. The issue considers the focus on Latin American and Latinx / Chicanx art throughout Californian institutions within myriad contexts, with contributions by leading curators, educators, artists and writers based both in Mexico and Los Angeles. The issue includes an artist commission by Mexican artist Carmina Escobar, instructing the reader how to turn the newspaper into a musical instrument. The Reader is published biannually and edited by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.

Standard Oslo, 2017. Photo by Keyang Pang

ALAC 2018 Exhibitor List:

10 Chancery Lane Gallery (Hong Kong)

313 Art Project (Seoul)

1301PE (Los Angeles)

AA|LA Gallery (Los Angeles)*

Louise Alexander Gallery (Porto Cervo)

Altman Siegel Gallery (San Francisco)

Peter Blake Gallery (Laguna Beach)

Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago)

Edward Cella Art & Architecture (Los Angeles)

Ceysson & Bénétière (Geneva / Luxembourg / New York / Paris / Saint-Étienne)

China Art Objects Galleries (Los Angeles)

Club Pro (Los Angeles)*

Galerie Derouillon (Paris)*

DOCUMENT (Chicago)

Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles)

Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (Montréal)

Gallery EXIT (Hong Kong)

Henrique Faria (Buenos Aires / New York)

Five Car Garage (Santa Monica)

Honor Fraser (Los Angeles)

Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris)

Asya Geisberg Gallery (New York)

Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles)

Good Weather (North Little Rock)*

Halsey McKay Gallery (East Hampton)*

Jack Hanley Gallery (New York)

The Hole (New York)

Ibid Gallery (Los Angeles)

Instituto de Visión (Bogotá)

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles)

Lisa Kehler Art + Projects (Winnipeg)

Marie Kirkegaard Gallery (Copenhagen)

KLOWDEN MANN (Los Angeles)

David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)

LAZY Mike (Moscow)

Gordon Cheung
Gordon Cheung, Jumping Through Hoops, 2016, giclée on canvas. Photo by Keyang Pang

Josh Lilley (London)

M. LeBlanc (Chicago)*

M+B (Los Angeles)

Marinaro (New York)*

Miles McEnery Gallery (New York)

Meliksetian | Briggs (Los Angeles)

Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles)

Mixografia (Los Angeles)

Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles)

Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles / Bucharest)

Night Gallery (Los Angeles)

Ochi Projects (Los Angeles)*

ODD ARK•LA (Los Angeles)

ONE AND J. Gallery (Seoul)

Parisian Laundry (Montréal)

Parker Gallery (Los Angeles)*

Peres Projects (Berlin)

The Pit (Los Angeles)

The Pit II feat. FriendsWithYou (Los Angeles)

Praz-Delavallade (Paris / Los Angeles)

Printed Matter (New York)

REGARDS (Chicago)

Rental Gallery (East Hampton)

Revolver Galería (Lima)

Reyes Projects (Metro Detroit)

Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montréal)

Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles)



Vermelho (São Paulo)

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles)

Vigo Gallery (London)

* Indicates Freeways exhibitor

Victoria Fu, ??!?!, 2017 video installation, photography, photo objects. Honor Fraser Gallery. Photo by Keyang Pang



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