Sunday, December 25, 2016

LA Art Show Returns Jan.11-15th 2017

LA Art Show returns with over 100 galleries from over 20 countries including China, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.  

By Karen Ostlund

Its 22nd edition opens January 11-15, 2017 and is considered one of the largest international art fairs in the United States, and will include an expanded group of corporate and media partners, including Stella Artois and the China Cultural Media Group.
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.

 Landmark art of Dansaekhwa with Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence,
Multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho
curated by
SM Fine Art Gallery in Seoul, South Korea and New York. Featuring the multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho and the iconic water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who has been painting this fluid life force for more than four decades, this survey includes some of the most iconic works from two of the genre’s minimalist masters.
Widely considered one of the most influential Korean art movements of the 20th century, Dansaekhwa (pronounced “dawn-say-qua”) is rooted in mesmerizing abstractions. Though the methods and mediums vary greatly across the monochromatic genre, works are typically rendered via pushing layers of white, black, blue, or earth-toned paints across soaked canvases or dragging pencils across (sometimes ripped) pieces of traditional hanji paper. 
Water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul
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.
Installation 2017 EUGENIA VARGAS: Talking Head Transmitters
“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,” said 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.”
 "It is poised to reach its most diverse audience and an expanded luxury lifestyle driven clientele with new and returning corporate and media partners, including Stella Artois has long been a sponsor of global art initiatives from ArtPrize to Art Basel Miami Beach and LA Art Show 2017 is proud to welcome them as its official sponsor".
DOMA ART: Scherezade Garcia's "Im My Floating World"
At this year’s fair, Stella Artois will showcase the work of DOMA, one of the most active art collectives in South America for the last two decades. They will present an exclusive sculptural installation as a commentary on their Latin roots and the idealization of the “L.A. dream,” as well as participate in the fair’s fourth annual Dialogs LA panel series to discuss the work, share an overview of their engagement with the arts, and present a newly published career retrospective catalog. 
For the third year in a row, The Agency will be the official sponsor of the VIP Lounge at the LA Art Show 2017. The Agency will also present two Dialogs LA panels addressing home curation, home as art and how social media influences the decisions collectors today make about collecting for private and public spaces. Paul Lester, Partner and a Founder of the Los Angeles luxury real estate firm who designed the 2016 lounge, said, “At The Agency we live and work in the world of art in the considered selection of homes we bring to market. We are curators of the fine art of living. Our sponsorship of LA Art Show 2017 is in keeping with our commitment to contemporary art and design.”
Belgium beer Stella Artois
“Our corporate partners, especially Stella Artois and The Agency, have earned well deserved recognition for their commitment to sponsoring arts programming and events around the world,” said Kim Martindale, general manager and producer of the LA Art Show. “We are delighted that they are bringing international art projects and new collectors to our community.”
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