Frieze Los Angeles 2019

2019 Los Angeles Frieze Week Cheat Sheet

Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

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Frieze Week in Los Angeles is upon us. Below is a concise guide to six fairs taking place in L.A., four of which are coming to the city for the first time. These listings include only public times, so consult your inboxes, mailboxes, and personal network for private views.

Frieze Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studio, February 16–17
For its Los Angeles premiere, Frieze has put together a 70-exhibitor line-up replete with blue-chip galleries like Gagosian, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Marian Goodman. The fair’s special projects section will explore artificiality and reality, with site-specific installations, sculptures, and performances on view in a backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios. Programming will also include film screenings, talks with artists and arts professionals, and pop-up shops. A single-day ticket to both the outdoor curated program and galleries section costs $50, and one-day admission to only the exhibition in the backlot is $20.
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Art Los Angeles Contemporary
The Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, February 14-17
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, which will introduce two new curated sections—”The Academy” and “Moveable Types.” Some 80 international exhibitors will take part in the fair, though it will have a special focus on L.A. galleries. Some of the local enterprises slated to participate are 1301PE, AA|LA Gallery, Richard Heller Gallery, Gallery Luisotti, Shulamit Nazarian, and Roberts Projects. Single-day tickets go for $25 through February 12, and will cost $30 starting on February 13.
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Felix LA
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, February 14-17
The inaugural edition of Felix LA, founded by Los Angeles art collector Dean Valentine, will take place at the storied Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and include more than 40 international exhibitors. The new fair was partly inspired by the Gramercy International Los Angeles fair, which took place at the Chateau Marmont hotel in the mid-1990s. Galleries such as Canada (New York), Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago), White Columns (New York), Marlborough (London and New York), and Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) will participate in the event. Felix LA is free and open to the public.
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Spring/Break Art Show
The Stalls at Skylight Row DTLA, February 16-17
Known for its energetic, eclectic programming, Spring/Break Art Show is putting on its first iteration outside of New York. The venue for the show in Downtown L.A. is a former fruit and vegetable storage facility, and exhibitions, installations, and performances will be held in and around 32 industrial units. The majority of participants in the fair are Los Angeles–based, and some highlights from the exhibitor list include the roaming Gas gallery, the social exhibition space Elevator Mondays, and the art space Outback Arthouse. Single-day admission is $20.
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Superfine! Art Fair
Magic Box at The Reef, February 15-17
Another fair making its Los Angeles debut this month is Superfine!, which has previously come to New York, Miami, and Washington, D.C. The show in Downtown L.A. will feature works by more than 250 artists, and the exhibitor list includes Wönzimer Gallery (Los Angeles), ATO Gallery (New York), and others. Among the special projects at the event are installations by Harumo Sato and The Tracy Piper and a series of monochromatic panel drawings by Jasjyot Singh Hans. Single-day tickets are $10.
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stARTup Art Fair
The Kinney Venice Beach, February 15-17
With a focus on “up-and-coming” artists, the fourth annual stARTup fair in Los Angeles will offer exhibitions within the rooms of the Kinney Venice Beach hotel. The exhibition will showcase works by over 70 artists, including Johanna Evans, Fernando Reyes, Tang Wei Hsu, and Victoria Huckins. Various conversations, presentations, and performances are also on the agenda, including a discussion between painter Lezley Saar and art critic Peter Frank. A one-day pass costs $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
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