Frieze Los Angeles
February 14 through February 17, 2019
More than 70 invited galleries will take part in the first ever Frieze Los Angeles. A special selection of emerging spaces from the city will present a global cross-section of today’s most significant and exciting artists, creating an exceptional opportunity for collecting and discovery. The curated program will celebrate the unique creative spirit of Los Angeles. Artist projects, talks, films, restaurants and experiments in patronage and activism, will transform the movie set backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios into a symbolic cityscape where art is at the center of civic life.
The new annual contemporary art fair will feature more than 70 L.A.-based and international galleries, alongside a site-specific program of talks, music and commissioned artist projects organized in collaboration with leading curators.
Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from February 14 through February 17, 2019, Frieze Los Angeles will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters at the forefront of the international art fair calendar, celebrating Los Angeles’ position as a global arts center and destination.
The curated programs and gallery presentations will feature figures at the vanguard of contemporary art and cultural conversation, with a strong L.A. presence, including artists Doug Aitken, Judy Chicago, Beatriz Cortez, Karon Davis, Tracey Emin, Gajin Fujita, Theaster Gates, Mona Hatoum, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Tala Madani, Paul McCarthy, Sondra Perry, Allen Ruppersberg, Tino Sehgal, Lee Ufan, and Lawrence Weiner; museum leaders and patrons Kristy Edmunds, Michael Govan, Maja Hoffman, Susan Nimoy and Hans Ulrich Obrist among many others; and non-profit organizations such as Women’s Center for Creative Work and Artists 4 Democracy who will be represented on site offering insights into activism and civic engagement.
- A selection of 23 of Los Angeles’ defining galleries, from the city’s most established spaces to its youngest. A subsidized platform will feature invited young galleries from across the city, at the front of the fair, including Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Anat Ebgi, Night Gallery and Park View/Paul Soto.
- Solo and curated gallery presentations of iconic and influential artists, from California, the US, Central and South America, and around the world, including Allen Ruppersberg (among other artists at Marc Selwyn Fine Art); Wayne Thiebaud (Acquavella Galleries); Doug Aitken (303 Gallery); Kathryn Andrews (David Kordansky); Kim Dingle (Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects); Judy Chicago in a dual presentation with Carol Rama (Jeffrey Deitch); a solo presentation of Sanya Kantarovsky (Stuart Shave/Modern Art); Jeppe Hein (König Galerie); Etel Adnan (among other artists at Sfeir-Semler); Tracey Emin, Theaster Gates, Mona Hatoum and Al Held (White Cube); and Francois Morellet alongside iconic Korean artists Chung Sang-Hwa, Lee Ufan, Shin Sung Hy, Minjung Kim and Yeesookyung (Gallery Hyundai.)
- Frieze Projects, a site-specific program of artists commissions overseen by independent curator Ali Subotnick, by local and international artists including Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Catharine Czudej, Karon Davis, Cayetano Ferrer, Hannah Greely, Trulee Hall, Patrick Jackson, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Kori Newkirk, and Tino Sehgal plus newly announced Eugenia P. Butler and Corazón del Sol, Max Hooper Schneider, Shahryar Nashat and Nicolas Party.
- Frieze Talks, a core element of Frieze programming across all fairs, will provide a backstage view into the practices and inspirations of significant Los Angeles artists and creative talent including Lauren Halsey Jim Shaw and Mary Weatherford. Curated by Hamza Walker, Executive Director of the non-profit arts space LAXART, Frieze Talks will be hosted at LAXART in early February and will continue as part of backlot programming at Frieze Los Angeles.
- A new series Conversations on Patronage explores the social and civic impact of art patronage and helps visitors consider art’s central role within the greater landscape of Los Angeles. Featuring Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maja Hoffmann, Michael Govan and Susan Nimoy among many others, Conversations on Patronage expands the long-running series Conversations on Collecting, from a focus on collection-building and acquisitions to other, generative ways of supporting artists and arts organizations.
- Some of California’s most vital non-profit and activist organizations will present special shop projects in the backlot, including Women’s Center for Creative Work, A-Z West, Artists 4 Democracy, and Acid Free.
- Frieze Film, curated by Ali Subotnick, will present video works by international artists Tala Madani and Cécile B. Evans; plus special screenings by at the Paramount Theater.
Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; a programme of courses and talks at Frieze Academy, and frieze.com – the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture.