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All Fair: Art Los Angeles Contemporary at The Barker Hangar Jan. 27-30

Lucky Dragons at Ooga Booga Booth
Lucky Dragons at Ooga Booga Booth / Picture via Art Los Angeles Contemporary website.
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At the peak of the January art fair agenda, Art Los Angeles Contemporary promises a greater outcome for it’s second year of programming. This year the fair has abandoned the blue whale we call The Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood for The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary gained a following instantly when the director, Tim Fleming, took a different approach from the traditional art fair concept. For the strong contemporary galleries managed in the roster, those mainly based in Los Angeles. This year, almost all of last years gallerists are returning and a broader introduction to the Los Angeles performance art community will be present.

Tonight’s opening night is expected to attract most of Los Angeles art world luminaries who will be spectators of a night of performance hosted by the arts non profit West of Rome and artist Brendan Fowler.

Artist Liz Glynn has built an amphitheater--a public performance space where panels will take place. Those in the roster are artist Dan Graham in context with artist Aaron Wrinkle of Dan Graham Gallery on Saturday and artist, punk rocker Raymond Pettibon on Sunday where the public is welcomed to bring their dogs (no, we are not joking!), as dogs and baseball are Pettibon’s main subjects.

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Chinatown’s leading performance art collective Human Resources will host various performances curated by artist Paul Pescador throughout the duration of the fair including performances at their Chinatown location this Friday night for their current show, The Collective Show LA who will then travel to Berlin, Germany. The impact of performance art in Los Angeles has become evident in recent months and the fair has worked to present the landscape of performance art in Los Angeles.

This is not your traditional art fair and whether it strikes to be commercially driven or collectively based, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is not to be missed, due to the various performances, panel discussions, and artwork. It’s the perfect introduction to the contemporary art landscape that is Los Angeles.