Los Angeles is known for its great appreciation of all kinds of arts – from modern paintings and sculptures, to historical pieces, as well as art expressed through dance, film, photography, and other mediums. It’s clear to see why one of the biggest and most renowned art events is making its way back to the art hub of Los Angeles for its 22nd edition of the highly-acclaimed LA Art Show.
In the prior years, the LA Art Show has already left everyone mesmerized with the exquisite and awe-inspiring, modern and contemporary artworks that were displayed, and this year is going to surpass attendees’ expectations even more.
This year’s LA Art Show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which gives an ample amount of space for all of the remarkable artworks from over 18 countries to be seen. In fact, this year has an expectation of over 70,000 attendees. Artwork from all over the world will be showcased at the event from January 12-15, 2017 with a special opening night celebrated on January 11th.
The LA Art Show is truly all the rave and all of the outstanding pieces of art make it obvious to see why everyone is making their way over to this spectacular event.
Here are 10 awesome reasons for you to go check out the LA Art Show.
They are giving back
An opening night premiere party took place on January 11, 2017 where attendees were able to get the first look at all of the breathtakingly beautiful artworks that were presented at the art show.
The great part about the LA Art Show’s opening night celebration was not only the chance for art enthusiasts to see the pieces before anyone else, but all of the proceeds from the night benefitted the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Any event that knows how to give back is worthy of going to.
After the unprecedented successes from all of the previous years, the LA Art Show has added even more collections to its every growing art festival. This year, there are pieces from over 18 countries including artwork from Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Cuba, and the United Kingdom, amongst many others. Not only will you be able to see so many intriguing artwork, but you’ll also be able to feel like you took a step into several different countries all under one roof.
A Focus on Latin American Art
In addition to taking a trip around the world, this year’s art show will have an emphasis on Latin American art. The LA Art Show will present many pieces from Latin artists such as Scherezade Garcia’s installation, In My Floating World. The LA Art Show’s focus on Latin American art coincides with The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA and a special Dialogs LA panel will take place in order to talk more about it.
Besides being able to see all of the artwork, you’ll also be able to learn about it and listen to insiders from the art industry talk about it too. Dialogs LA has a great amount of panels and discussions that will be taking place over the four-day event with artists, museum directors, curators, and more giving attendees more knowledge in regards to the art world and opening up their perspectives towards the various forms of art displayed at the event.
Some of the talks and panels taking place during Dialogs LA include “A Conversation On Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA,” “Cuba: Behind The Wall: Detrás Del Muro,” and “At The Edge Of A New Era In Art Curation,” amongst others.
The House of Cardboard
There are so many eye-catching, pop art pieces, artwork displayed from the creator of the movie, “Book of Life, ” and so much more. Another exhibit that garnered a large crowd was “The House of Cardboard,” by DOSSHAUS, a partnership between David Connelly and Zoey Taylor. Their “House of Cardboard” is created solely from cardboard, paint and glue.
The ROOTS Section is a Must See
Although the LA Art Show mostly displays work of modern art with a focus especially on artwork from postwar and contemporary art, the amazing art festival still makes sure to appeal to every art aficionado. That’s why the LA Art Show has a specific section titled ROOTS that showcases historical artwork including pieces that illustrate realism and 18th Century European artwork.
There are Exhibits That Shed Light To Important Issues
Art speaks for itself in so many different ways and every piece of artwork has a message of its own. The LA Art Show has many exhibits that have artwork that bring awareness to life-changing issues. For instance, Doron Gazit had his exhibit of his “The Red Line Project” at the event. This installation sheds light on climate change and human misuse of the environment. Needless to say, there are a lot of eye-opening exhibits to see at the LA Art Show.
Museums Like LACMA, The Broad, And More Are There Too
The LA Art Show has teamed up with many LA art museums including LACMA, The Broad, MOCA, MOLAA, and many more to present some artworks, sneak peeks at exhibitions, panels, and more. For example, The Broad is giving attendees an unforgettable chance to see its exhibition titled Creature on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, LACMA will share three performance / installation pieces in its Fragments from Home exhibition.
The Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence Exhibition
As stated by Artsy, “Korean Minimalism is the Next Big Art Market Trend” and there is no question as to why. The LA Art Show is showcasing the Dansaekhwa III: Formation and Recurrence exhibition with artworks from highly-praised artists, Kim Tae-Ho and Kim Tschang-Yeul. The brilliant artwork that gives a wondrous illusion to all onlookers is something you don’t want to miss at the LA Art Show.
Sponsored Areas for Networking
The 2017 LA Art Show is sponsored by Stella Artois and The Agency, both of which have special areas for attendees to enter in. The LA Art Show is a perfect place to meet and network with other people who have the same love as you do – the magical world of art. Both sponsor areas give attendees the opportunity to grab a drink and hob-nob with others while you’re at it.
You can definitely count on the LA Art Show to be the trending topic these next couple of days, so be sure to bring all of the fellow art-lovers you know and make your way on over to the LA Art Show.