Charlie Sutro, 11, plays with Rachel Hovnanian’s interactive art piece entitled, “Beauty Queen Vending Machine,” (2009) during the Art Platform - Los Angeles preview at L.A. Mart on Friday, September 30, 2011.
Art Platform—Los Angeles presents an extraordinary roster of international dealers such as the Andrew Kreps Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Kavi Gupta, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Seventeen Gallery, James Barron Art, Max Wigram Gallery, Nina Menocal Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, Cardi Black Box, Gering & López Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Corbett vs. Dempsey and many more.
Art Platform—Los Angeles, in keeping with its mission to demonstrate the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California, has become a sponsor of the historic Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980. The fair, located at the L.A. Mart in Downtown Los Angeles, will be one of the many exciting art and cultural events taking place during the opening weekend of Pacific Standard Time, a collaboration of more than sixty diverse cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the artistic evolution of the Los Angeles art scene through an unprecedented array of simultaneous exhibitions and programs.
Special programs on offer through the fair include the Open Platform speaker series highlighting the region’s most influential collectors, curators, museum directors, gallerists, scholars, and critics. Open Platform is curated by Aandrea Stang, Senior Education Program Manager for The Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angeles and instigates a dialogue around significant issues in the city’s cultural landscape. Also located on the Concourse level of Art Platform—Los Angeles, the Artillery Lounge features cutting-edge videos, a happy-hour bar and live performances.
Art Platform—Los Angeles has partnered with West of Rome on Trespass: First a Parade, Then a Party, set to take place in downtown on October 2 and 3. On Sunday, October 2 the streets of downtown Los Angeles will erupt in a parade of local artists and residents, complete with music, dancing and performance.Trespass, a collaborative project between Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and West of Rome Public Art will begin at Art Platform—Los Angeles at 11am on October 2 and end at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.