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Here Is the Exhibitor List for Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016

View of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 29–February 1, 2015, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, on opening night. Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images. COURTESY GETTY IMAGES/ART LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY

View of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, January 29–February 1, 2015, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, on opening night. Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images.

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The Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair hits Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar for its seventh edition in late January. The fair’s exhibitor list, released to ARTnews, features new additions from New York, London, Berlin, and elsewhere, and announces new sections for the fair, including ones devoted to art publishing.

ALAC’s exhibitor count has gone up to 70 from last year’s 60. New York gallery Bureau is
one of the new additions to the fair, which runs from January 28–31, 2016. Other first-time exhibitors include Christian Andersen (Copenhagen), Galerie Bernard Ceysson (Luxembourg/Paris), Gillmeier Rech (Berlin), and MOT International (London). ALAC is additionally debuting a section called “Freeways” for younger and emerging galleries.

For the 2016 edition, the fair will feature an “independent publishing” section headed up by curator Miriam Katzeff, cofounder of New York–based nonprofit publisher Primary Information. Another new initiative is a free newspaper called The Reader, which will be published by the and fair edited by writer and artist Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal; it will exist as a single issue and include contributions from L.A.-based art writers like Catherine Wagley and Travis Diehl. The fair is also expanding its talks program for the 2016 edition, which will include contributions from artist Charlie White and CalArts critic and urban historian Norman Klein and be built around the theme of “coping with tomorrow.”

The fair’s new features on the art-publishing front coincide with the popular LA Art Book Fair, which is organized by New York’s Printed Matter and has in the past run concurrently with ALAC, changing its dates to February. Printed Matter will be an exhibitor in ALAC’s new independent publishing section, joining L.A.’s Golden Spike, New York’s Badlands Unlimited, and others.

In an interview with ARTnews, ALAC’s director, Tim Fleming, stressed that the fair, which began with a mandate to include 50 percent of Los Angeles galleries, has since evolved to offer a higher proportion of international exhibitors. (Other aspects of the fair’s recent evolution include a more elaborate VIP program complete with visits to local private collections.) Fleming called the new sections “seeds for the future.” He added that ALAC has the option to expand at the Barker Hangar in 2017, but that he wants to retain the fair’s “intimate scale” and does not envision ALAC increasing to an Art Basel–like size of 200 galleries, though he said he could see expanding to up to 100 exhibitors “if the galleries demand it, and if it makes sense.”

The full ALAC 2016 exhibitor list follows below. Asterisks denote first-time exhibitors.

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, France)
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, Germany)*
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, Germany)*
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Los Angeles)*
Klemm’s (Berlin)*
David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles)
Galerie Christian Lethert (Cologne, Germany)
Josh Lilley (London)
Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica, California)
M+B (Los Angeles)
Michael Jon Gallery (Miami/Detroit)*
MONITOR (Rome)
MOT International (London)*
Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin/Cologne, Germany)*
Neon Parc (Melbourne, Australia)
Neumeister Bar-Am (Berlin)*
Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles/Bucharest, Romania)
Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
On Stellar Rays (New York)
One and J. Gallery (Seoul, South Korea)
David Petersen Gallery (Minneapolis)*
The Pit (Glendale, California)
Praz-Delavallade (Paris)
Regards (Chicago)*
Clint Roenisch (Toronto)*
Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles)
Tif Sigfrids (Los Angeles)
SMART OBJECTS (Los Angeles)*
STANDARD (OSLO) (Oslo, Norway)
Starkwhite (Auckland, New Zealand)
Sutton Gallery (Melbourne, Australia)*
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)

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