Whimsy + Indulgence at Art Los Angeles Contemporary’s 10th Annual Art Fair

Santa Monica's ALAC celebrates the playfulness of art on show

Away from the hubbub of Frieze Los Angeles and the intimacy of the Felix Art Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend. Occupying the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica Airport, the fair felt comfortable in its own Olson Kundig-designed skin. Some 100 exhibitors—drawn from 19 countries—presented thoughtful, diverse and provocative pieces. Highlights were found everywhere. And yet a certain use of whimsical, indulgent blends of color, …

LA Artists + Galleries Represent Their City at Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Several national and international fairs in the City of Angeles saw strong local work

For the first time ever, Los Angeles hosted the Frieze art fair, which was set against the Paramount Pictures Studios backlot. Simultaneously, various homegrown art events—Hollywood Roosevelt’s Felix Art Fair, the Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and the indoor-outdoor Spring/Break Art Show—were being held. And, while each fair featured impressive works from around the world, each also celebrated Californian talents that make the area so special. Here, we …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Restoring King Tut's tomb, turning waste into new materials, previewing Frieze LA and more from around the internet

Tracey Emin on Her Deeply Personal Work Once stricken by poverty, abandonment and other traumas, acclaimed artist Tracey Emin turned to art as a lifeline and an expression of herself. In doing so, she also broadened common conceptions of art—what it is, what it can be, and who can make it. “I feel physically ill if I don’t make work, I don’t create,” she explains …