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Frieze Los Angeles: Announcing Galleries and Curators for the Inaugural Edition

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Around 70 galleries will take part in the first Frieze Los Angeles, including a special selection of emerging spaces from Los Angeles 

Curator Hamza Walker to program Frieze Talks and Frieze Music 

Frieze today announces the 68 participating galleries in the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. The new annual contemporary art fair will feature a site-specific program of talks, music and commissioned artist projects organized in collaboration with leading curators. Opening at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from February 14 through February 17, 2019, Frieze Los Angeles will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters at the forefront of the international art fair calendar, celebrating Los Angeles’ position as a global arts center and destination.

Taking place in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, Frieze Los Angeles is led by Bettina Korek (Executive Director, Frieze Los Angeles) working with Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs). Joining them is the newly announced curator of Frieze Talks and Music, Hamza Walker (Executive Director, LAXART), and Ali Subotnick, who will commission Frieze Projects and Frieze Film. Also announced today Frieze Los Angeles will be supported by Deutsche Bank, global lead partner for Frieze London, Frieze Masters and Frieze New York.

Victoria Siddall said, “The extremely positive reaction to Frieze Los Angeles from galleries is testament to the importance of this city which is so rich in great artists, museums, galleries, and art schools. I am thrilled with the response we have had and the strength of the exhibitor list, which includes exceptional contemporary art galleries from around the world as well as leading established and emerging spaces from LA. The strong support of the museums and collectors of Los Angeles, as well as the entire Endeavor network, and our partner Deutsche Bank, promise to make the fair a great success in its first edition. All of this, along with the strong curatorial programming around the fair that Frieze is known for, will ensure that Frieze Los Angeles adds an exciting new dimension to the city’s thriving cultural scene.”

Bettina Korek said, “Frieze Los Angeles is poised to provide a pivotal annual moment for Los Angeles not only drawing an influx of new visitors but also stimulating civic engagement with the incredible array of artists, educators, galleries, museums and institutions that define Los Angeles’ cultural landscape. Los Angeles is already on the map, but it is long overdue to have its spot on the international art world calendar.”

Los Angeles Galleries

The fair will feature Los Angeles’ defining galleries, from the city’s most established spaces to its youngest, including Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Freedman Fitzpatrick, François Ghebaly, Hannah Hoffmann  Gallery, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, David Kordansky, LA Louver, Matthew Marks Gallery, Park View/Paul Soto, Parker Gallery, The Pit, Regen Projects, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Night Gallery, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. A subsidized section will feature the best young galleries from across the city.

US and International Highlights

Leading galleries from across the US and around the world include Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Gallery Hyundai, Marian Goodman Gallery, kurimanzutto, Lévy Gorvy, Lisson Gallery, Luhring Augustine, Pace, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Sprüth  Magers and White Cube, many of whom have participated in Frieze Art Fair since its inception. The participation of these exhibitors offers a key opportunity for those who live, work in, and visit to experience Los Angeles in conversation with a global art audience, joining together in a unique, shared setting.

Talks, Music, Projects and Film

Hamza Walker, Executive Director of the non-profit arts space LAXART, joins as curator of Frieze Talks and Frieze Music, alongside Ali Subotnick who will present a Frieze Projects, site-specific program of artists commissions and a film program to be announced in the Fall. Taking place daily in the Sherry Lansing Theater of Paramount Pictures Studios, and throughout Los Angeles, Walker’s program of conversations and music will highlight Los Angeles as a place of interdisciplinary experimentation that extends into the mediums of sound, poetry and performance. Walker, along with Aram Moshayedi, co-curated the “Made in L.A.” biennial at the Hammer Museum in 2016.

Frieze Week in Los Angeles

Similar to Frieze fairs in London and New York, Frieze Los Angeles provides a cultural experience that will extend beyond the fair at Paramount Pictures Studios, built on partnerships and programs to encourage local engagement. From neighborhood gallery walks to collaborations with local organizations, Frieze Week offers an invitation for international collectors, curators, and artists to experience Los Angeles’ widespread, multifaceted and ever-evolving art community. 

Global Lead Partner Deutsche Bank

Frieze announces that global lead partner Deutsche Bank will support the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence. Deutsche Bank has supported Frieze London for 15 years and Frieze New York and Frieze Masters since their launch in 2012. 

Frieze Collaboration with @GangCulture

Frieze Los Angeles has collaborated with Los Angeles-based photographer Trevor Hernandez on a photo series to launch the fair. Celebrated as @gangculture on Instagram, Hernandez’s commission for Frieze reframes Paramount Pictures Studios from the artist’s distinctive, surrealist perspective, exposing uncanny compositions on the working backlot and within the urban Los Angeles landscape. Hernandez’s work for Frieze Los Angeles will be featured on, across social media and on visual advertising world-wide. 

Participating Galleries (List in formation)

303 Gallery, New York

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Acquavella Galleries, New York

Altman Siegel, San Franciso

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Tanya Bonakdar, New York

The Box, Los Angeles

Château Shatto, Los Angeles

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Massimo De Carlo, Milan

Jeffrey Deitch, New York

Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles

Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles

Gagosian, New York

François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Greene Naftali, New York

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

Herald St, London

Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Casey Kaplan, New York

Karma, New York

Karma International, Zurich

kaufmann repetto, Milan

Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

Tina Kim Gallery, New York

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

kurimanzutto, Mexico City

LA Louver, Los Angeles

Lehmann Maupin, New York

Lévy Gorvy, New York

Lisson Gallery, London

Luhring Augustine, New York

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo

Metro Pictures, New York

Victoria Miro, London

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Night Gallery, Los Angeles

OMR, Mexico City

Pace Gallery, Palo Alto

Maureen Paley, London

Park View/Paul Soto, Los Angeles

Parker Gallery, Los Angeles

Perrotin, New York

The Pit, Los Angeles

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

Almine Rech Gallery, New York

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London

Salon 94/Salon 94 Design, New York

Esther Schipper, Berlin

Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Sfeir-Semler, Beirut

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London

Société, Berlin

Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles

Vermelho, São Paulo

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles

Projects, Los Angeles

White Cube, London

David Zwirner, New York


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