LA Art Show 2024
- By Arlene Winnick
The LA Art Show arrives this month with a spectacular line-up of more than 100 international exhibitor’s galleries and institutions displaying the finest works of art and imagination for five days at the LA Convention Center February 4-18, 2024. With the many multi-cultural influences in the city, Los Angeles has emerged as the epicenter for new artists, collectors, and galleries and the art show continues to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for art enthusiasts.
A star-studded opening night features award-winning actress Lucy Hale as the Celebrity Host. The LA Art show is proud to support the American Heart Association and will donate a percentage of opening night tickets to their AHA Life Is Why Campaign.
The massive show – more than 180,000 square feet — has exhibits from more than 100 galleries, museums, and non-profit art organizations from around the world exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video, and performance is divided into six sections.
The Modern + Contemporary is the largest section of the show and features exhibits showcasing the vast spectrum of contemporary painting, illustration, sculpture and more from galleries in LA, THE Pacific Rim and countries all around the world.
As part of its civic engagement, the LA Art Show donates 50,000 square feet of space to DIVESEartLA connecting art institutions to generate dialogues through art. The 2024 program features seven solo projects that explore the intersection of memory, humanity and AI with solo projects using a variety of mediums from video/film and sculptures to a drawing machine and interactive technology. DIVERSEartLA is curated by Marisa Caichiolo who noted, “The works invite us to consider the opportunities and challenges presented by AI while also raising ethical questions and the social implications of relying on AI as a tool for memory and identify.”
Galleries from Spain. Italy and France compose the European Pavilion highlighting contemporary movements and stylistic developments. Works on Paper is dedicated to showcasing photographs and other works not on traditional canvas. Project Space offers a broad array of ideas and talents in the form of solo exhibition.
Lastly is Featured Exhibitions, one of my favorites, always offers something very new and experimental going beyond the confines of booth spaces taking visitors into thought-provoking immersive experiences.
Other highlights include from LP Gallery in South Korea artist Dain Yoon renowned for painting on her skin; the Tanya Weddemire Gallery’s exhibit pioneering black artists in honor of Black History Month; and “The Soul of Your City” showcasing a global photography competition from Fabrik Projects Gallery.
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