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LA ART SHOW BRINGS WORLD-CLASS CONTEMPORARY ART, THOUGHT-PROVOKING SOCIAL COMMENTARY, IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS AND LIVE PERFORMANCE WORKS TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES’ CONVENTION CENTER

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100 Galleries representing 19 countries featured across 200,000 square feet of exhibition space

Los Angeles, CA–With its most diverse and international list of exhibitors and programming to date, LA Art Show 2017 is
expanding its reach across all platforms with a focus on modern and post-war contemporary works and a thematic focus, this
year on Latin American and Latino art to coincide with The Getty’s upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching
and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Now presenting its 22nd edition, the LA Art Show has, since its inception, been adept at identifying the most compelling
artistic endeavors and contextualizing new movements and voices for an LA audience that now finds itself at the vanguard of
the production and exhibition of contemporary art.

* Carlos Martiel places his body in extreme circumstances, employing his own flesh as a canvas and testing the limits of the
human body to address topics of repression, discrimination and immigration. With Cauce/Riverbed, the Cuban artist who
once allowed the public to beat his burlap-sack clad figure with batons, exposes the nature of undocumented immigration and
shows how it impacts the lives of some eleven million individuals and their families.

* Fragments from Home, a special exhibition by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz organized by
LACMA, will comprise three performance/installation pieces involving the planned ruin of innocent household items with
Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two and Couch Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven). Visitors will be
invited to participate in the artists’ interactive performance work, Shred Your Worries.

* Expectations for LA-based artist Melanie Pullen’s staged performance piece are high, following the artist’s bloody, yesthat-
really-happened, High Fashion Crime Scene installation at last year’s Show. In Violent Times, which includes several largescale
artworks from Pullen’s Violent Times series, Pullen explores the ceremonial aspect of violence and how we dress for war
in her new work. For the first time, Pullen will work with stills produced during the performance to create unique, entirely
new limited edition works that will be available at the LA Art Show to the public.

IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS
*Another aspect of the LA Art Show that makes it an enjoyable visit for serious collectors and casual art lovers is its large-scale
installations. This year several common socio-political themes have emerged, among them Norton Maza’s Deep Impact, a
world map highlighting the planet’s immigration borders that are currently subject to the toughest surveillance controls and
regulations. The installation will be closely guarded to reflect the impenetrable borders confronting millions of refugees, and
will highlight Maza’s method of placing the viewer in an inconvenient position that forces immersion in his scenes and evokes
inward reflection rather than reaction.

*Born to working-class Mexican immigrants in East LA, artist Ramiro Gomez’s subjects are the nannies, gardeners,
housekeepers: the people behind our images of luxury. The expansive cardboard mural installation and it’s life-sized cardboard
figures in Cutouts bring the predominantly Latino workforce serving the affluent areas of Los Angeles, into focus.
*Louis Hock’s A Wall is a cardboard brick barrier meant to trip up visitors, and the snaking, 8-foot tall installation will be
placed in an area that forces confrontation to incite viewers to think in some small way about what happens when a wall runs
through a community. Since the late 1970s Hock has made videos documenting the daily struggles of the Mexican immigrants
who were his neighbours where he grew top in San Diego.

*Part installation, part performance, Dosshaus creates and inhabits a life-sized fantasy live/work space where everything,
including clothing is made of recycled cardboard in The Artists Room. The sculptural environment enables Dosshaus to engage
with cultural questions with whimsy and insouciance.

*Submerge is a laser installation by Marc Brickman, world-renowned visual light artist and the artist-in residence for Empire
State Building since 2012. He has worked with Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Cirque du Soleil (Viva Elvis), David
Gilmour, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and on the films, Running Man, Minority Report, and A-I. The installation,
presented by the gallery Art All Ways will feature a radiating line drawing that becomes weightless architecture for viewers to
travel within.

Lindsay Scoggins’ large-scale, site-specific video installation Dichotomy Bifuracation will be on view at the front entrance of the
fair. Scoggin’s most political artwork to date is an unbiased take on the Democratic and Republican parties presented just days
before the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration. The artist, whose work has appeared at the Guggenheim museums in
New York, Bilbao, Berlin and Venice, seeks to illustrate the facade of two opposite parts of a political system and its “endless
iconic cycle, which is self-reflexive of the video loop medium in which they are constructed.”

THE BEST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S LEADING ARTS INSTITUTIONS
Of note this year is a new and robust slate of on-site programming organized with 8 leading arts institutions: The Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), The Broad, Muzeo Anaheim, The Autry Museum of the American West, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

The institutions will preview current and future exhibitions and engage their curators with the broader arts community via
Dialogs LA, the Show’s unique annual forum for art and cultural discussion among prominent contemporary art thought
leaders and visionaries.

Dialogs LA Highlights:
*LA Art Show is honored to have artist Kim Tae-Ho as its guest this year. On Thursday, January 12, Kim Tae-Ho, whose
work will be presented in the special exhibition, Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence organized by SM Fine Art at the show,
will lead Dansaekwha Walking Dialog, a walking tour of the Dansaekwha works on view. The artist’s works are collected by the
National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul in South Korea and The British National Museum of Art in London, UK.

*The Saturday, January 14 Dialogs LA lineup includes MOCA Director Philippe Vergne and LA Art Show Producer Kim
Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French
porcelain company Bernardaud. Full schedule below and at the LA Art Show website.

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER TOURS & SHUTTLES
In another institutional collaboration, The Broad and LAAS have partnered to offer visitors of the Show, special guided tours
of Creature at The Broad on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13. The installation, with more than 50 works
presenting approaches to figuration and representations of the self in The Broad collection by over 25 artists including Georg
Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Takashi
Murakami, and Andy Warhol plus Thomas Houseago’s Giant Figure (Cyclops), 2011, is making its U.S. debut.

A special shuttle will leave the LA Convention Center at 1:45PM on Thursday and Friday to transfer Show visitors to The
Broad for the 2:30PM tour. Space is limited. The tour will last approximately one hour and guests will be admitted on a firstcome,
first-served basis.

Convention Center neighbors MOCA and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA have also joined forces with LA Art Show
to provide a complimentary shuttle service that will transport visitors to 2 of LA’s downtown cultural landmarks and offer
discounted admission to LA Art Show General Admission ticket holders, who will receive a 50% discount on museum
admission on presentation of their ticket at the museum box office. LA Art Show Red Card, Vanguard and Patron Ticket
holders will be granted complimentary admission to MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on
presentation of their LA Art Show tickets and passes at the museum box office. Visitors who have purchased tickets to
MOCA Grand Avenue or The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be granted free admission the LA Art Show on
presentation of their museum entrance ticket for same day.

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LA Art Show Takes Its Place Among Prominent Art Fairs

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Los Angeles, CA– As the 2017 LA Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center closed Sunday, organizers were tallying record numbers in every aspect. Now in its 22nd year, the fair upped its game, with its broadest range of international works to date and the participation of 8 prominent Los Angeles arts institutions. New downtown neighbor, The Broad, lined up alongside the city’s prominent players–LACMA, The Hammer, MOCA and The Getty to contribute programming in a dedicated 50,000 square foot public programming space and provided special tours for the Show’s visitors.

Turnout for the Opening Night Premiere benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital exceeded projections, the first indication that that city was eagerly anticipating the annual show with renewed fervor. By the time host, actress and art aficionado Emma Roberts had time to walk the fair—both of the works she admired had already been sold—a work by Mab Graves and one by Mark Ryden. An expanded and dedicated Opening Night host committee of more than 25 seasoned collectors, philanthropists and art patrons lent generous support to the Show’s opening activities boosting proceeds to beneficiary St. Jude significantly by more than double last year’s success representing a 122 per cent increase year on year.

Among the thousands of attendees were collectors, advisors, museum directors and professionals, artists, patrons, philanthropists and leading figures in the design, fashion, architecture and entertainment worlds including Chuck Arnoldi, Lubov Azria, Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu, Scott Diament, James Goldstein, Natasha Henstridge, Aliona Kononova, Kim Martindale, Andy Moses, Patrick Painter, Melanie Pullen, RETNA, Ralph Rieckermann, Stefan Simchowitz, Mary Ta, Kim Tae-Ho, MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, Alexandra Von Furstenberg and Talita Von Furstenberg.

The weekend saw a steady flow of traffic with lines at the ticket booths, where several large-scale installations teased the diversity of works across all mediums within the Show. Lindsay Scoggins’ politically minded video installation Dichotomy Bifuracation drew the strongest reaction with its timely unbiased take on the Democratic and Republican parties reflected by an endless loop of a donkey and horse consuming one another.

There was agreement among gallerists about an uptick in traffic, as well as sales, with one prominent Los Angeles-based gallerist noting that there were “finally serious collectors in Los Angeles.” Buyers reportedly hailed from London, New Zealand, Switzerland, Paris, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta, but shipments were firmly concentrated in California, with entertainment and tech industry types were among the active collectors.

May Chung, Director of Korea’s C May Gallery, saw a reverse trend reporting that about 60% percent of her sales came from buyers who resided outside the country. Likely among the most photographed works of the Show, Yi Hwon Kwon’s large-scale Three Siblings had the booth teeming with visitors. Kwon’s acclaimed 2005 work BUS STOP greeted fair-goers near the Show entrance. This marked the second time the work has been presented since its debut as the artist’s first public work in the U.S. at West Hollywood Park as part of the City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside public sculpture program.

Works by Asian artists have always featured prominently at the Show and the rising demand for Chinese ink painting in the U.S. was evidenced by strong sales across multiple galleries. A Canadian collector walked away with a pair of ink paintings by Wang Fei that were part of a group exhibition presented at the Show by CCMG as part of the National Exhibition of China. East Art Center of Beijing sold two ink paintings by Fan Peng to a local interior designer, while Cospace sold a whopping four Chinese ink paintings by Chen Jiu on the first day of the Fair.

Even for a Show with a reputation for appealing to a wide range of tastes, the depth of the works being sold was impressive. Gallerist Bill Rau of M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans, a featured gallery in the newly-established Roots section, found himself inundated with visitors from the moment the Show opened despite the Show’s emphasis on modern and contemporary art, while a row of crystal Damien Hirst skulls drew people into Other Criteria of New York’s booth, likemoths to a flame.

With accessible points of entry, this year’s LA Art Show attracted emerging collectors, many of whom headed straight to the bustling Littletopia section of the fair. By Sunday, the team at the Red Truck Gallery was toasting robust sales and their most successful year at the Show, including a large piece by Jason Borders and one by Butch Anthony who produces work in a self-described Intertwangelism style. The opportunity to meet living artists from around the world and discuss their works is another appealing aspect of the show. Seoul-based Korean Dansaekhwa master Kim Tae-Ho was on site during the Show to lead collectors on a walking tour of his abstract, monochrome works on view as part of the special exhibition Dansaekhwa III presented by SM Fine Art Gallery, which reported strong interest and sales, and there was a large contingent of artists from Japan, including Ryuma Imai, the son of famous artist Toshimitsu Imai. The artist’s animal-inspired dripped ink works drew consistent traffic to the
booth, where he greeted art enthusiasts all weekend, selling out of books on his work and realizing a two-fold increase in sales.

LA Art Show social feeds mirrored active interest in and engagement with the fair and a takeover by prolific contemporary culture Instagram duo love.watts/watts reached more than 500,000 users as part of a dedicated social media campaign that has significantly expanded LA Art Show’s audiences across its social platforms.

The 23rd edition of the LA Art Show will take place from January 10-14, 2018 and will turn its curatorial focus to African art. Save the date.

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LA ART SHOW OFFERS PLATFORM FOR NEW VOICES IN CONTEMPORARY ART WITH FOURTH EDITION OF CROWD-FAVORITE LITTLETOPIA

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Los Angeles, CA– Among the features that make the LA Art Show a draw for both serious collectors and art enthusiasts is a reliably accessible mix of works from modern masters to emerging voices. The nucleus for the latter can be found in the Show’s Littletopia section, consistently among the most-trafficked areas of the fair.

Conceived three years ago by Noah Antieau of Red Truck, who sought an “antithesis show,” Littletopia is now a vibrant showcase for ascendant independent galleries. Befittingly, the section is marked annually with a large archway, this year created by dark surrealist artist Liz McGrath and Julie Beezy of Pretty in Plastic, who collaborated on the concept, design, fabrication and installation installing. Three chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, who is known for his octopus inspired lighting designs, will also be featured.

Red Truck, which is based in New Orleans, will bring the work of several American and international artists, including Andrés Basurto, Jason Borders, Bryan Cunningham, Mab Graves, Katie Winchester, Butch Anthony andTom Haney.

Greg Escalante will present works by Esther Pearl Watson, Shepard Fairey, Jeff Gillette, Sandow Birk, Jorge R. Gutierrez and F. Scott Hess from his Gregorio Escalante Gallery and under the Copro banner, works by Alexandra Manukyan, Chris Mars, Amandine Urruty, Olivia, David Stoupakis and Travis Louie.

Paradigm Gallery + Studio from Philadelphia will bring an all-female line-up of artists to the Show, with works by Caitlin McCormack, Sarah Louise Davey, Hilary White, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Lauren Rinaldi.Other highlights this year include Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow (Laguna Beach).

LITTLETOPIA AWARDS
Continuing its tradition of recognizing key figures within the local and international arts community, LA Art Show is
again pleased to present Littletopia awards at a presentation that will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 6:00PM with LA Art Show producer Kim Martindale making opening remarks and Greg Escalante presenting the following awards:

CURATOR OF THE YEAR
Britt Salveson has been the curator and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at LACMA since 2009, where she curated Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape (2010); Ed Ruscha: Standard (2012); Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (2016); and Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters (2016).

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mel Ramos is an American Pop artist best known for his female nudes painted alongside brand logos. Ramos was

one of the first artists to embrace Pop art in the early 60s and his work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney

Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others.

COLLECTOR OF THE YEAR
Ben Goretsky is a Los Angeles native who currently owns and operates 3D Retro, a collectible art-toy store in Glendale which sells and produces collectible art figures. He has helped support the creative community by founding and running the annual show DesignerCon in Pasadena.

A series of satellite Littletopia events include a VIP dinner at Little Jewel of New Orleans on Thursday, January 12,
2017 followed by an after party on Chung King Road to celebrate Mel Ramos’ Lifetime Achievement Award from
8:30-11:00 pm. Presented by Juxtapoz Art Magazine and Littletopia with the LA Art Show 2017, the Chinatown
street party is open to the public and will feature a special guest dj set by Flavor Flav and a musical performance by

MRK. Collector of the Year honoree Ben Goretsky will host a private party at his home on Friday, January 13, 2017

followed by an afterparty that is open to the public at 3D Retro.

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LA ART SHOW 2017 WILL FEATURE BROADEST INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM TO DATE WITH A FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICAN ART, AND STRONG PRESENTATIONS FROM EUROPE, CHINA, CUBA, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA.

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LOS ANGELES, CA–With its most international list of exhibitors and programming to date — more than 90 galleries from over 18 countries including China, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom — and a larger group of corporate and media partners, including the China Cultural Media Group, LA Art Show 2017 is expanding its international reach across all platforms with an exciting roster of new exhibitions and programs curated by major local and international museums and arts organizations. This year the fair will also place a special focus on Latin American and Latino art to coincide with The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the follow-up to the institution’s city-wide 2011-2012 initiative, whose focus will also be to place those same regional and ethnic art communities in dialogue with various cultural institutions across Southern California in 2017-18.

“When I started the fair 22 years ago my original intention was to bring the international art world to Los Angeles,” says Kim Martindale, LA Art Show producer. “In the last few years, however, with all the institutional heft emanating from Los Angeles, I now hope to showcase the city and its art community to the world.”

In partnership with international galleries and LA’s most prestigious art institutions, the fair’s expanded, international curatorial team is addressing emerging art market trends while bringing a new audience to the fair and the city of Los Angeles. Highlights include:

*A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Dialogs LA panel conversation organized with the Getty that will address its upcoming initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

*Behind The Wall: Detrás del Muro, a talk about the socio-cultural and democratic project addressing notions of freedom, conceived during the 2015 Havana Biennial, with a presentation of new artist projects for the 2018 edition.

*Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence, an exhibition curated by Seoul’s SM Fine Art Gallery, which will feature the most iconic works from two of the genre’s minimalist masters: the multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho and the iconic water drop paintings of Kim Tschang- Yeul, who has been painting this fluid life force for more than four decades.

*Contemporary Ink Art is featured at the Show by a multitude of partners, speaking to its current popularity. The Mood of Ink, a curated exhibition presented by the private Beijing museum East Art Center, features a group of emerging and established Chinese artists including, Bian Hong, Chen Honghan, Fan Peng, Li Hongzhi and Yuan Fuguo, whose work focuses on the abstract expression of ink art; Cospace will present Water & Wind, an exhibition of Hai Pai paintings from Shanghai School featuring artists Chen Jiu, Qiu Deshu; and the Chinese Cultural Media
Group presents a group exhibition of ink paintings including leading artists Li Gang and Wang Fei, as part of the National Exhibition of China, a joint endeavor organized by CCMG (Beijing) and National Base for International Cultural Trade (Shanghai).

*In My Floating World, an installation by Dominican-born artist Scherezade Garcia curated by Tatiana Flores and presented at the Show by the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).

*Cauce/Riverbed, a performance piece by Cuban performance artist Carlos Martiel, that exposes the nature of undocumented immigration and shows how it impacts the lives of some eleven millio individuals and their families.

*Violent Times, a staged performance by LA-based artist Melanie Pullen exploring the ceremonial aspect of violence and how we dress for war.

* Norton Maza will unveil Deep Impact, a world map highlighting the planet’s immigration borders that are currently subject to the toughest surveillance controls and regulations. The installation will be closely guarded to reflect the impenetrable borders confronting millions of refugees, employing Maza’s method of placing the viewer in an inconvenient position that forces immersion in his scenes and evokes inward reflection rather than reaction. (Updated from original release)

* Talking Head Transmitters by Eugenia Vargas-Pereira, part of Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested, a survey exhibition at Anaheim’s Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center curated by Marisa Caichiolo examining different aspects as patriotism, community, citizenship, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, equal rights and activism via installations, videos, paintings, photography and performances by Latin artists from Brazil to Cuba.

*Submerge, a laser installation by Marc Brickman, world renowned visual light artist and the artistin residence for Empire State Building since 2012. He has worked with Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Cirque du Soleil (Viva Elvis), David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, and on the films Running Man, Minority Report, and A-I. The installation, presented by the gallery Art All Ways will feature a radiating line drawing that becomes weightless architecture for viewers to travel within.

“In recent years, the arrival of emerging artists and the opening of some of the world’s finest galleries and museums in Los Angeles has turned the city into a hub for contemporary art,” says LA Art Show and independent curator Caichiolo. “To reflect the world’s changing art trends and the importance of Latino heritage in LA, this year’s LA Art Show is engaging with the Getty to highlight its 2017 Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative, a rare opportunity to discover and enjoy the vast and rich world of Latin American and Hispanic art for thousands of visitors, viewers and art lovers.”

Always looking to expand its range of international offerings, LA Art Show will broaden its global reach even further in 2018 with its next institutional and artistic focus: Africa.

LA Art Show 2017 Opening Night Premiere Party – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
Purchase tickets at laartshow.com

General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance

Red Card
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received through
gallery, museum, or non-profit participants. Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Social Media
Facebook: /LAartshow
Twitter: @LAArtShow
Instagram: @laartshow

LA Art Show 2017 takes place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Media relations and partnership inquiries
Lyn Winter, Inc. – laartshow@lynwinter.com

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Dialogs LA Programming Announced – 4 Day Forum for Discussion About Art and Culture – Jan 12-15, 2017, Los Angeles Convention Center

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(Los Angeles, CA)–For its 22nd edition, LA Art Show 2017 Producer Kim Martindale is pleased to announce the fourth edition of Dialogs LA, a series of high-level talks and panel discussions among a roster of top artists, collectors, museum directors, curators and internationally renowned thought leaders who provoke new ideas about issues that simultaneously catalyze and influence the Los Angeles and international art scenes.

“In response to Los Angeles’s position as an influential international hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary art, the Show is placing a new focus on modern and contemporary work while continuing its tradition of curating programming that invites an
examination of the intellectual, conceptual and foundational basis of the art and artists represented each year,” said Martindale.

A thematic focus on Latin American art for 2017 and the engagement of some of the most prestigious art institutions in the city in the presentation of special exhibitions, installations and performances will anchor the discourse of this year’s Dialogs LA, offering insight into programming highlights. This dynamic forum will take place daily during the Show from January 12-15, 2017, contributing to a newly-expanded public platform designed by the Show to engage an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the world with the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
*Selling Out or Selling Up (1:00pm): A discussion about the dynamics between the public art scene in Los Angeles, social media, and the commercialization of art and design moderated by Paul Lester and presented by The Agency.

*Mel Ramos: My Life’s Works (3:00pm): the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from LA Art Show 2017 reflects on his life’s works over 40 years, sharing his inspirations and his journey from 1960 to present day.

* In conversation with Michael Netter (5:00pm): Artist Michael Netter will present excerpts from his 200 videos documenting Andy Warhol and his circle, followed by a conversation about this fertile moment in art history and how it influenced his artistic and commercial work.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
*A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (1:00pm): A discussion among participating curators and artists about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, this initiative explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles through more than 70 exhibitions and programs across Southern California starting in September 2017 through January 2018. The conversation will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

*The making of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (3:00pm): MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud.

*CUBA: Behind The Wall: Atra del Muro (5:00pm): The panel will introduce a selection of artists and artworks presented at the 2015 Havana Biennial and reveal details about the upcoming edition of the project, which will take place in Havana for the 2018 edition.
Moderated by LA Art Show curator Marisa Caichiolo the panel will include the project’s Director– Curator Juanito Delgado Calzadilla, assessor Elvia Rosa Castro and co-curator Daniel Gonzalez, and performance artist Carlos Martiel.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017
*At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation (1:00pm): Billy Rose and Paul Lester will moderate a panel about curating a private home, digital art and bespoke architecture.

*The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection (3:00pm): Leading art collector Chara Schreyer will discuss her forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton and their newly published book Art House, which captures five residences they designed together to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus and Frank Stella.

*Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (5:00pm): LA Art Show curator Marisa Caichiolo will moderate a panel presented by the Museum of Latin American Art with artist Scherezade Garcia and curator Tatiana Flores.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd (1:00pm): Argentine artists Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matias Vigliano and Orilo Blandini will discuss their collective DOMA, which percolated as part of the art scene in urban Buenos Aires in 1998 via art installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later became professors. DOMA today creates art in an ever-growing array of mediums and formats.
Images from left: DOMA Fair Play III (A) Fair Play III, Site Specific installation, Artmosphere Biennale, Moscow, Russia 2016, courtesy DOMA and LA Art Show 2017; Michael Netter Hats in The Air, 2016, Acrylic and spray enamel on canvas 36 x 48 in, Courtesy ACA Gallery and LA Art Show 2017.

LA Art Show 2017, January 12-15, 2017
January 12, 13 and 14, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 15, 11am – 5pm

Opening Night Premiere – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
Purchase tickets at laartshow.com

General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance

Red Card
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received
through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants.
Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Social Media
Facebook: @laartshow
Twitter: @laartshow
Instagram: @laartshow
#LAAS2017

LA Art Show 2017 will take place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Media relations and partnership inquiries
Lyn Winter, Inc., laartshow@lynwinter.com

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LA Art Show Announces Dansaekhwa III: Formation And Recurrence

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A LANDMARK EXHIBITION OF KOREAN MONOCHROME PAINTING CURATED BY SM FINE ART GALLERY

LOS ANGELES, CA–For its 22nd edition, LA Art Show 2017 is pleased to announce its third consecutive exhibition highlighting the art of Dansaekhwa with Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence, curated by SM Fine Art Gallery in Seoul, South Korea and New York. Featuring the multilayered monochromes of Kim Tae-Ho and the iconic water drop paintings of Kim Tschang-Yeul, who has been painting this fluid life
force for more than four decades, this survey includes some of the most iconic works from two of the genre’s
minimalist masters.

Widely considered one of the most influential Korean art movements of the 20th century, Dansaekhwa (pronounced “dawn-say-qua”) is rooted in mesmerizing abstractions. Though the methods and mediums vary greatly across the monochromatic genre, works are typically rendered via pushing layers of white, black, blue, or earth-toned paints across soaked canvases or dragging pencils across (sometimes ripped) pieces of traditional hanji paper. While eliciting notions of austerity and tranquility, the rigorous workmanship behind

Dansaekhwa is highly emotional, and has recently been the focus of various museum and gallery shows in addition to an acclaimed show during the 56th Venice Biennale. In fact, in January, Artsy declared “Korean Minimalism is the Next Big Art Market Trend” citing strong auction results and recent shows in London, Los
Angeles, South Korea and Brussels as evidence of the
growing interest in the genre.

“People often talk about my artworks as ‘strict spirit of artisanship’, ‘consistency’ and ‘thoroughly planned artwork from the start of having an idea’ and so on. Indeed I would like to express my abilities or mind in maximum when I plan, calculate, and think about my artwork,” says Kim Tae-Ho, who is always concerned with expressing the flow and rhythm of mind in his multilayered paintings. “However, the artwork shows many more things that can’t be expected by planning. In a way, I think it shows infinite possibilities of art which only humans can do.”

One of the most esteemed philosopher-painters of the late twentieth century, Kim Tschang-Yeul, has spent the past half-century investigating the fundamental meanings of representation and abstraction. His works are unique fusion of Asian metaphysics and calligraphy, New York color field painting and trompe l’oeil
illusionism. “The effect of surprise in the picture is comparable to Zen dialogue,” he says.

“After seeing a museum show about Dansaekhwa in Seoul five years ago I’ve been closely following Korean monochrome painting. I was very fortunate to give the movement its first platform at an international art fair with an inaugural exhibition at the LA Art Show 2015,” says Kim Martindale, general manager and producer of the LA Art Show. “Since that time we’ve seen a wave of museum and gallery shows in the US and abroad along with auction records for many of the movement’s top pioneers. So I’m honored to introduce the works of two more Dansaekhwa masters, Kim Tae-Ho and Kim Tschang-Yeul, at this year’s fair.”

Kim Tae-Ho was a leading light among the first generation of Korean monochrome (or Dansaekhwa) practitioners, including Ha Chong-Hyun, Chung Sang-Hwa, Lee Ufan and Park Seobo. Born in Busan, Kim Tae-Ho moved to Seoul to attend the Seoul Arts High School, followed by Hongik University where he studied painting. The artist first gained recognition through his “Form” series in which illusory female figures are “hidden under the horizon” of dark vertical and horizontal grids that were spray painted to look like shutters from local bank buildings. He later began making works on hanji paper followed by his “Innate Rhythm” series in which layers of paint are stained on the canvas in graph-paper-like grids, whose 13th or
20th layer of paint, are dissected with a special knife after This relief work allows for the undertones to shine
throughout the structure of the beehive-like grid, adding depth and tonality to his “monochromes”. “The layers of colors inside are revealed through such repeating works of vain and the minds of human are displayed on the artwork,” he says. Over the past four decades these layers have been exhibited around the

world and resides in the permanent collections of The British Museum in London and Seoul’s National
Museum of Contemporary Art among many other esteemed institutions.

Kim Tschang-Yeul has spent almost half a century devoting his painting practice to one motif: water drops. Now 86, the renowned “water drop painter” was born in 1929 in the North Korean mountain town of Maengsan. Growing up under Japanese colonial rule at the time, Kim Tschang-Yeul got interested in art as a teenager after reading a book on Leonardo da Vinci, through whom he learned: “I don’t need to be ashamed of painting.'” After briefly studying art at Seoul National University, the artist was forced to leave school
when the Korean War broke out in 1950. After the war, he helped lead Korea’s Art Informel movement in Europe making abstract expressionistic works. He later studied at the Art Students League of New York, then in 1970 he settled in France where he has resided for the past 45 years. In that time his work — namely painted dyes on colored, calligraphed, or camouflaged canvases depicting the form, reflection, and shadows
of these droplets (sometimes few; sometimes numerous) as a meditation on life and loss — has been acquired
by Seoul’s National Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC. And last year the provincial government of South Korea’s Jeju Island opened the minimalist Kim Tschang-yeul Museum as a tribute to the artist, who briefly lived on the island during the war, and has donated 220 pieces of work to its collection.

Image credits from top: Kim Tschang Yeul, Recurrence 2014, 73 x117cm, acrylic and oil on canvas, courtesy SM Fine Art Gallery. Kim
Tae Ho, Internal Rhythm, 2015-14, 73.5 x 61cm, acrylic on canvas, courtesy SM Fine Art Gallery.

LA Art Show 2017 Opening Night Premiere Party – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception $250, 7pm–11pm Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm Purchase tickets at laartshow.com

General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance

Red Card
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants. Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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LA Art Show Engages City’s Most Prestigious Art Institutions

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HIGHLIGHTS LOS ANGELES’S WORLD-CLASS ART AND CULTURAL INITIATIVES TO VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Broad, The Getty, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Anaheim’s Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center participate in the Show’s expanded 22nd edition.

Los Angeles, CA– LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale today announced a slate of new programming established with the city’s major art institutions. The programming, which establishes a public platform to present the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives to an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the world, comprises special exhibitions, installations, performances with a thematic focus on Latin American art, and a series of high-level conversations with prominent museum leaders, internationally recognized curators and artists.

Designed from its inception in 1995 to address the cultural interests of Angelenos, LA Art Show played a large role in engaging the community with the depth of international work from the Pacific Rim and Europe. For its 22nd edition, with 90 leading galleries from over 18 countries and a robust slate of programming organized with The Broad, the Getty, LACMA, MOCA, MOLAA, Anaheim’s Muzeo and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2017 Show establishes a new and more vital global forum for the arts in the hub of the city’s vibrant art scene.

The Broad will provide visitors to the Show, on a limited, first come first serve basis, with guided tours of its current exhibition Creature, an installation with more than 50 works presenting approaches to figuration and representations of the self in The Broad collection by over 25 artists including Georg
Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol plus Thomas Houseago’s Giant Figure (Cyclops), 2011, which is making its U.S. debut.

In conjunction with the LA Art Show’s focus, this year, on Latin American art, the Getty will bring together participating artists and curators for a discussion about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes places from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series of topical panel discussions with prominent art world figures, A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay &

Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.

LACMA will present Fragments from Home. The special exhibition at the Show will comprise three performance/installation pieces— Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two and Couch Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven)—by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a still-life, mural work Cut-Outs by Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez. Both artists will participate in the upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing organized for LACMA by a curatorial team including Chon Noriega (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Vincent Price Art Museum).

MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in a Dialogs LA discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud. On site at the fair, the MOCA Store will offer collectors for the first time, the newly- released Balloon Dog (Orange) and other available color editions, as well as a curated selection of artist books.

At the Show, MOLAA will present In My Floating World (2010) by Dominican-born artist Scherezade Garcia, a sculptural work made of inner tubes in different sizes and shades of blue, bandaged and connected together with photographic images and electrical ties, and an airline baggage tag to New York. Garcia’s work will be featured in MOLAA’s forthcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago curated by Tatiana Flores, who will lead
a related panel discussion about the exhibition as part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series.

For the first time in Los Angeles, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center will present Talking Head Transmitters, an on-going experimental low-frequency radio program co-created in 2001 by Chilean artist Eugenia Vargas. Vargas’s work, which the Show’s visitors can participate in, unites performance art with radio’s capacity for transporting sound and its democratic link with the community. The installation will be part of Deconstructing Liberty: a Destiny Manifested, a group show curated by Marisa Calchiolo, that explores community and collective identity through performance, installation, video, painting, and photography by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela.

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center will present a wall by American artist Louis Hock. Curated by Chon Noriega for the fair, Hock’s temporary installation made from recycled paper pulp bricks, will extend through the fair interrupting the visual experience and disorienting the circulation of the space. This installation urges visitors to consider walls that divide and current political discourse around borders and immigration, as they experience a familiar space that is visually and physically divided.

LA Art Show will also join forces with Downtown museums to provide a complimentary art shuttle service for international guests to visit The Broad, MOCA Grand Avenue and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, where Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, the artist’s first North American survey is on view through January 15, 2017.

LA Art Show 2017 Opening Night Premiere Party – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm Purchase tickets at laartshow.com

General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance

Red Card
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants.
Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Social Media Facebook: @laartshow Twitter: @laartshow Instagram: @laartshow
#LAAS2017

LA Art Show 2017 takes place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Media relations and partnership inquiries
Lyn Winter, Inc., laartshow@lynwinter.com

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