The L.A. Art Show returned recently with 90 galleries from more than 18 countries representing a huge range of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and more. They estimated that 70,000 visitors enjoyed exhibits that focused on Latin American art at the “Pacific Standard Time LA/LA” show.
There were special exhibitions that included minimalist Korean form Dansaekwha by Kim Tae-Ho and Kim Tschang-Yeul. There were panel discussions as well that included CUBA: Behind the Wall and a talk on “Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.
There was an opening night gala that benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As described by the Hollywood Reporter,
“Not just paintings but performance, soundworks and screenings all are part of Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC). Featuring 60 local and international galleries, including newcomers from Asia and Latin America, this unusual mix will include composer William Basinski’s piece “Disintegration Loops” and performance artist Puppies Puppies employing readymade mascot costumes commenting on the commonplace from a queer perspective. Performance artist Todd Gray will recall a near-death experience involving rock icon Iggy Pop while the two were living in Laurel Canyon during the mid-’70s. And producer Roger Corman and actor Mary Woronov will discuss their work and its impact on counter-cultural esthetics from the ’60s onward. The event will take place Jan. 26-29 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.”