If you find yourself in Los Angeles in the next couple weeks there’s a lot going on, here are a few things to check out:
Photo L.A., January 12 – 16, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. This is the 21st edition of this fair that features fine art photography from around the globe. The fair includes vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, January 19-22 at the Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica. Next week is the opening of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair that presents established blue-chip and top emerging galleries from the US and abroad.
The Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, at the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, 1005 West Chick Hearn Court in downtown Los Angeles. The Affordable Art Fair presents contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000 with half of the work under $5,000.
Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, January 19-29 In conjunction with the current Pacific Standard Time initiative, LAXART and the Getty Research Institute have organized a performance and public art festival. Throughout the 11-day festival, a group of new public artworks will be on view throughout the city. On Sunday, January 22nd 11:00 am – 1:00pm Lita Albuquerque’s Spine of the Earth 2012 will be performed in the hills above Culver City at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. This is just one of the many performances of the festival.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica. Adam Berg: Endangered Spaces, January 14 – February 25th. “Santa Monica Museum of Art presents Adam Berg: Endangered Spaces, a new, multi-dimensional video, sculpture, and photo installation created for SMMoA that explores the relationship between man-made environments and displaced wildlife. In this work, Berg identifies a parallel future between endangered animals and threatened architectural spaces; he also investigates the impact historical architectural designs have on popular perceptions of primitive and domestic identities.” – SMMoA
Definitely a must see is Chris Burden’s Metropolis II at LACMA, opening January 14th. Metropolis II is an intense and complex kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. According to Burden, “The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars, produces in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st Century city.” – LACMA