At a recent press event held at The Thomas Mann House, discussions of the latest edition of Los Angeles’s Frieze Art Fair was presented in detail. Moving from Beverly Hills, this year’s campus at the Santa Monica Airport offers up an expansive space to feature the various galleries and culture impacting works. The space will feature Kulapat Yantasast’s WHY designed the bespoke tents that will be throughout the property.
Art Production Fund will present their Los Angeles expansion with ‘Now Playing’ a showcase works which that will take into account day to day existence in LA and the mundane aspects of living in Tinseltown such as the vehicles, street food, sports, aircraft, construction sites further diving into the historical complexities of these structures.
What to see: Chris Burden, large scale 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper (2011) will be one not to miss as the structure mimics the iconic DTLA skyline.
This year will feature Jay Ezra Nayssan and Del Vaz Projects curated “Against the Edge” taking on various satellite activations that showcase Los Angeles locations as well as shed light on the various spaces which have long held complex histories in a bid to bring dialogue to the past undercurrent of significant cultural sites on the westside.
What to see: Monday Evening Concert’s Jonathan Hepfer will pay tribute to LA curator Walter Hopps, taking on the Santa Monica Pier Merry Go-Round Building to perform with an eclectic assembly of notable musicians and creatives in the visual art and music world.
Once again the fair will showcase emerging artist with FOCUS, the invitation only section of the fair which invited 18 galleries from around the country. This year the gallery’s represent a selection which proudly diverges from traditional modes of making and presenting.
What to see: Murmur, the DTLA based gallery will feature works by Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya & Roksana Pirouzmand.