photo l.a XX | art l.a projects

Photo l.a. XX | artLA projects

photo l.a. + artLA projects continues its History as a pioneering Art Fair with lectures, book signings, panels and other events featuring acclaimed and world-renowned artists

Thursday, January 13, 2011 through Monday, January 17, 2011

(Los Angeles, CA) January 7, 2011 – Celebrating its 20th Anniversary and status as the longest running art fair west of New York, photo l.a. brings together photography galleries from around the globe, displaying excellent examples of contemporary photography, video and photo-based installations along with masterworks from the 19th century to over 10,000 attendees.  This year, photo l.a. also joins with artLA projects, an ongoing citywide program of dynamic and innovative installations, exhibitions, seminars and conversations with established and cutting-edge artists in all media.  Both photo l.a. and artLA projects play a significant role in the cultural life of Los Angeles by increasing public awareness and acceptance of photo-based and contemporary art.

– Programming for photo l.a. will include:
. A panel discussion with world-renowned photographer Stephen Shore examining the La Brea Matrix, an exploration of the cross-cultural exchange between art photographers on both sides of the Atlantic that examines the iconic power of the photograph Shore took on the corner of La Brea Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 21, 1975.

. Collecting seminars with Chrissy Crawford Malone (ArtStar.com & LittleCollector.com), Weston Naef (founding curator, J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Photography) and W.M. Hunt (New York-based collector, curator and consultant).

. Panel discussions and conversations with Jean Michel Cousteau, Manfred Heiting, Arthur Ollman, Alex Klein, Amy Arbus and Jeff Sheng.

. Book signings and lectures with internationally renowned photographers Uta Barth (“The Long Now”), Zoe Crosher, Lyle Ashton Harris (“Excessive Exposure”), Ron Jude (“emmett”) and Michael Light (“LA Day/LA Night”), Andrew Moore and others.

. Meet-and-greet with Joey L., whose distinctive style of photography is showcased in the “Twilight” film posters.

– Programming for artLA projects will include:
. Exclusive screening of artist David Wojnarowicz’s video, “A Fire in My Belly,” which was censored by the Smithsonian because of a 15 second portion of the 13 minute video was deemed too obscene and anti-Christian by Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough.

. Family Book Store presentation of Segments of Orange, a group exhibition curated by Emily Sills and David Kramer with works by Brian Roettinger, Christopher Michlig, Tim Presley and Ryan Sambol.

. Paul Young-curated video lounge, which will include a four-day program of works by emerging and well-known video artists including Sergio Prego, Wood & Harrison, Henry Coombes, Michel Huelin, Sari Carel, Audri Phillips and several others.

. Dawn of Man and Nic Rad performances and installations, curated by TS+ Projects depicting a variety of looping scenes and short character vignettes, ranging from graffiti-writing grannies to dancing space-monkeys.

. Child-friendly lounge from Little Collector, which works with leading contemporary artists to produce kid friendly limited edition prints at wallet friendly prices (from luminaries such as Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Cynthia Rowley and others). Various artists will create illustrated books with kids to keep little art enthusiasts engaged.

. Mastadon Mesa: Mystery Cave, curated by Mya Stark, featuring artists working together in modes including sculpture, performance, installation and light art

artLA projects is a prelude to a much larger artLA 2011 that will align with Art Platform-Los Angeles, a new art fair in September 2011 created by the team that produces the Armory Show.  photo l.a. 2011 + artLA projects will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from Thursday, January 13 through Monday, January 17. Attendees will enjoy an expansive lobby that includes a VIP lounge, a Phaidon bookstore, seating area, café, bar and coffee bar.

For more information, hours of operation, tickets prices and more, please visit www.photola.com or www.artla.net.


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