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Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast, returns for its seventh edition on January 28–31, 2016, at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, the pivotal weekend in Los Angeles's contemporary art calendar. Drawing over 15,000 visitors in 2015, ALAC continues to reflect the pace of Los Angeles as the fastest growing art market, with rapid expansion as an international force in the art world.
The 2016 edition of ALAC brings together over 70 top established and emerging galleries from around the world, hailing from over ten countries and a dozen art capitals. Many of these galleries show for the first time at ALAC, including Bureau (New York), Christian Andersen (Copenhagen), Galerie Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf), Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles) and MOT International (London). ALAC is delighted to announce a strong presence of exhibitors who return to the fair after successful showings in earlier editions. These galleries include 1301PE (Los Angeles), Michael Benevento (Los Angeles), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), CANADA (New York), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), One and J. Gallery (Seoul), Tif Sigrids (Los Angeles), STANDARD (OSLO) (Oslo), team (gallery inc.) (New York/Los Angeles), and Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York). The roster of exhibitors includes a dynamic cross-section of influential galleries from Los Angeles, reflecting both the fair's long-term presence in its home city, and the arrival of the city's thriving contemporary art community on the international stage.
"This is a proud moment for Art Los Angeles Contemporary as we enter our seventh year," says Tim Fleming, Director. "Seven years of presenting the best, most influential galleries from Los Angeles, and seven years of supporting a community of artists, collectors, dealers, and institutions that is fierce, intellectually rigorous, and constantly changing and expanding. Even as the fair grows to be more international and varied in scope, supporting Los Angeles remains at our core."
"Now we're introducing significant new features to ALAC. I cannot think of an individual who's more thoughtfully attuned to independent publishing than Miriam Katzeff, who will be traveling to Los Angeles from the Brooklyn offices of Primary Information to organize a special section featuring the latest and most compelling artist's books, editions, and publications. I'm delighted about the renewed energy and focus brought to our talks and lectures program by curator Marc LeBlanc, who will be investigating what is happening now in artmaking in L.A., and presenting a romantic, sharp-toned history of how we got here.
"Along with the release of The Reader, our art newspaper that presents original texts from some of the city's most engaging arts writers, these features take the ALAC weekend to the next level. We hope you'll join us."
ALAC 2016 Exhibitor List:
1301PE (Los Angeles)
ACME. (Los Angeles)
Alden Projects (New York)
Altman Siegel (San Francisco)
Christian Andersen (Copenhagen)*
Michael Benevento (Los Angeles)
Galerie Hervé Bize (Nancy)
Brennan & Griffin (New York)
Bureau (New York)*
Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago)
CANADA (New York)
Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Luxembourg/Paris)*
Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles)
China Art Objects Galleries (Los Angeles)
Cooper Cole (Toronto)*
Thomas Duncan Gallery (Los Angeles)
Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles)
Edel Assanti (London)
Evelyn Yard (London)*
Ever Gold Gallery (San Francisco)*
Feuer/Mesler (New York)*
fiebach, minninger (Cologne)*
Carl Freedman Gallery (London)
Gillmeier Rech (Berlin)*
Greene Exhibitions (Los Angeles)
Jack Hanley (New York)
Ibid. (London/Los Angeles)
Louis B. James (New York)
Galerie Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf)*
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles)*
Klemm's (Berlin)*
David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)
Galerie Christian Lethert (Cologne)
Josh Lilley (London)
Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica)
M+B (Los Angeles)
Michael Jon Gallery (Miami/Detroit)*
MOT International (London)*
Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin/Cologne)*
Neon Parc (Melbourne)
Neumeister Bar-Am (Berlin)*
Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles/Bucharest)
Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
On Stellar Rays (New York)
One and J. Gallery (Seoul)
David Petersen Gallery (Minneapolis)*
The Pit (Glendale)
Praz-Delavallade (Paris)
Regards (Chicago)*
Clint Roenisch (Toronto)*
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles)
Tif Sigfrids (Los Angeles)
SMART OBJECTS (Los Angeles)*
Starkwhite (Auckland)
Sutton Gallery (Melbourne)*
team (gallery, inc.) (New York/Los Angeles)
Rachel Uffner Gallery (New York)
Valentin (Paris)
Various Small Fires (Los Angeles)
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles)
Workplace Gallery (Gateshead/London)

*Indicates first-time exhibitor
(list in formation)
ALAC breaks tradition by introducing a new section titled Freeways, which presents emerging galleries under four years old showing up to two artists per booth. Freeways exhibitors include Cooper Cole, Toronto; Gillmeier Rech, Berlin; Michael Jon Gallery, Miami/Detroit; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles; David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis; Regards, Chicago; Smart Objects, Los Angeles.
ALAC is pleased to announce an expanded talks and lectures program. For the fair's 2016 edition, Marc LeBlanc, Curator of Events & Programming, organizes a robust calendar of public programs that address the changing conditions for artmaking in Los Angeles. Through a series of talks, film screenings, and performances, key figures in the city's contemporary art scene share how they are "coping with tomorrow," and explore the resulting narratives of survival that emerge in art. Participants include Norman Klein, critic and urban historian at California Institute of the Arts, artists Charlie White and Andrea Zittel, and project space JOAN. More artists, critics, curators, and gallerists will be announced as they are confirmed. All talks and lectures are held in the ALAC Theatre, Friday, January 29–Sunday, January 31, 2016.
Making its debut at ALAC 2016 is the fair's dedicated section of Independent Publishing. Curator Miriam Katzeff, co-founder of Primary Information, the celebrated nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, brings together artists, bookstores, and independent publishers from around the world, including Badlands UnlimitedHasslaInventory PressPrimary Information, and Printed Matter, Inc., New York; DoPe Press and Golden Spike, Los Angeles; and Rainoff, New York/Sydney, presenting new and recently reissued art books, editions, records, and other printed projects. More section participants will be announced as they are confirmed.
ALAC 2016 marks the release of the Art Los Angeles Reader, the fair's platform for established and emerging voices in art writing. The free art newspaper engages critically with art on-site and beyond, placing rigor and criticism alongside humor and celebration. Its forthcoming second issue includes themed features and monographic essays by Los Angeles writers whose combined credits include ArtforumArt in AmericaCabinetFrieze, and LA Weekly, as well as printed artist commissions and interviews with artists, curators and gallerists. The Reader is published by Fair Grounds Associates on the occasion of Art Los Angeles Contemporary and edited by Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, the International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast, held annually at Barker Hangar, in Santa Monica, California, is produced by Fair Grounds Associates. Now in its seventh year, the fair presents established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed cross-section of what is happening now in contemporary art making. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators, and patrons of the arts alike to enjoy.
Media preview
Thursday, January 28, 4–6pm
Public hours
Thursday, January 28, 7–9pm
Friday, January 29, 11am–7pm
Saturday, January 30, 11am–7pm
Sunday, January 31, 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 jet 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 The Reader, the platform for established and emerging voices in art writing.
Miriam Katzeff is a curator based in New York. Katzeff is the co-founder of Primary Information, the Brooklyn-based nonprofit devoted to the preservation and support of critical texts and projects from the 1960s to the present. The organization emphasizes the conceptual practice of using publications as an exhibition space. Katzeff co-founded Primary Information with artist James Hoff in 2006. She previously worked as director of Team Gallery, New York, and has organized projects and events at MoMA PS1, White Columns, and Swiss Institute, New York; Perez Art Museum Miami; and ICA Philadelphia.
Marc LeBlanc is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. Formerly the owner of 1R Gallery, Chicago, LeBlanc's recent gallery group exhibitions include Unfinished Season (2014), Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne; Palimpsest (2013), Galerie Kavi Gupta, Berlin; and Anteriors (2011), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemberg Platz, Berlin. LeBlanc organized Passages, a two-part video screening featuring artists' videos, music videos, visuals and films made digital, for Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015.
Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles.  She is the author of the chapbooks Ri Ri (Re)Vision (Publication Studio) and This Is The ENDD (Wilner Books) and has performed at the New Museum and The University of Chicago, among others. Rosenthal edited the first issue of The Reader for Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2015. Her criticism appears regularly in Art in America, CARLA, and Rhizome.


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