2023 dates: February 15-19
Produced by: Kassandra Voyagis
Directed by: Kassandra Voyagis
Abend Gallery Denver, Pigment Gallery Barcelona, Simard Bilodeau Contemporary Los Angeles, Neue Kunst Gallery Germany, Arcadia Contemporary New York and Rebecca Hossack Gallery from the U.K. Newcomers include 193 Gallery from Paris, El Claustre Art Gallery Spain, Taguchi Fine Art Japan and Markowicz Fine Art in California, et al.
In 2023, for the first time, there will be over 10 galleries from South Korea, including LP Gallery, a contemporary art gallery from Seoul, and JJ Art Korea.
Platform: IRL @ Los Angeles Convention Center
The LA Art Show is an unparalleled international art experience with over 100 galleries, museums and nonprofit arts organizations exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance with all works available for purchase. Committed to creating the most comprehensive contemporary art experience possible, LA Art Show 2023 highlights will include:
- Modern + Contemporary: the largest section at the LA Art Show exhibits a vast selection of contemporary painting, illustration and sculpture from galleries in Los Angeles, the Pacific Rim and around the world.
- The European Pavilion: dedicated to European galleries, the European Pavilion returns for 2023, showcasing curated exhibitions that highlight contemporary movements and stylistic developments in Europe.
- The Japanese Pavilion: new this year, introducing more than 10 galleries from Japan.
- Contemporary digital art: As the first live show to showcase the NFT craze two years ago, LA Art Show will continue to introduce attendees to the incredible trend in digital art, showcasing more eye-catching art trends.
The show seeks to celebrate art—globally and locally—and inspire important dialogue. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is the fair’s charitable partner with the LA Art Show donating 15% of all ticket proceeds to its life-saving mission.
More information at www.laartshow.com.
For The Look Club’s write up of 9 immersive exhibits, click here.
2023 Immersive Lineup Includes:
Art Museum of the Americas (AMA)’s Immersive Fabian Goncalves + Alfredo De Stefano Exhibit
The Washington D.C. based Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) returns with a curatorial proposal from Fabian Goncalves who will present an immersive experience, featuring one of Mexico’s most prominent contemporary conceptual photographers, Alfredo De Stefano. Born in the arid air of northern Mexico, De Stefano has visited deserts on five different continents, resulting in stunning expansive photographs that address the natural environment’s elemental significance and our relationship to the land. Often employing ice, fire, and light, De Stefano creates enigmatic installations with both natural and man-made objects in an ethereal desert setting. With his evocative figures wrapped in blood-red cloth, long shadows under a hot sun and scorched shrubbery, De Stefano’s work conjures prophetic visions and hallucinations associated with dehydration and the unforgiving desert terrain. In doing so, De Stefano puts a contemporary spin on the “art religion” of 18th-century Romanticism and seems to argue, through fantastic visions that foretell Earth’s transformation into a desert planet, that this is the result of man-made global warming and widespread drought.
Il Giardino Planetario
The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles are participating for the first time and will present a collaboration between Italian artists Pietro Ruffo and Elia Pellegrini along with creative production studio Noruwei. “Il Giardino Planetario” will be an immersive experience and video installation that is an allegory of the planet as a garden. The feeling of ecological finiteness makes the limits of the biosphere appear as the closed space of what is living while also examining through DNA, the history of other species that have crossed this planet before us. The work, which will feature a large-scale drawing by Pietro, is presented as an analysis of the landscape, which highlights the changing character of what seems “naturally” present. The alternation of different climates has designed the environment as a carpet woven with dark and rough shapes along with alternating light surfaces.