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L.A. ART WEEK 2024

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Posting up at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and the Santa Monica Airport, the Felix Art Fair and Frieze Los Angeles return this week with their peerless combination of art world heft and West Coast vibes… and already L.A. Art Week events are lighting up the night across town as legends and newcomers alike lend their imprimatur to the scene.

Cédric Rivrain, Rodrigue Fondeviolle, and Robert Fitzpatrick are here for Poussière, a week-long presentation of Rivrain’s new paintings—the artist’s first show in Los Angeles—staged in an empty house high above Laurel Canyon… Charles Gaines and company will greet visitors at the opening night of RETROaction (part two), Hauser & Wirth’s look-back-to-look-forward view of the 1993 exhibition Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, originally organized at UC Irvine by Gaines with Catherine Lord… Perrotin will open its long-gestating Los Angeles branch—at the Del Mar theater in the Mid-Wilshire district—with a new show by Izumi Kato… and a Dover Street Market / Felix Art Fair partnership brings a site-specific structure by Oscar Tuazon to the Roosevelt ballroom, where exclusive artist and designer collaborations, limited editions, and a selection of Dover Street Market brands will be available.

Catherine Opie will be on hand for the launch of her new book harmony is fraught Thelma Golden and Naima J. Keith will discuss the magnificent show Sam Gilliam: The Last Five Years at David Kordansky Gallery… and Kris Kuramitsu, Harry Gamboa Jr., Marvella Muro, Claire Kim, Tala MadaniGala Porras-Kim, Vincent Valdez, and Gaines get together for the Voices of the Diaspora panels at the Hammer Museum… Among the many performance events this week, those by Vicky Krieps, Terence Koh, and L.A. Dance Project sound the most interesting…

The fairs open midweek. See info and links below for more on general admission tickets as well as L.A. Art Week events of note.

 

 

FELIX ART FAIR

Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 3

Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

felixfair.com

 

FRIEZE LOS ANGELES 2024

Thursday, February 29 through Sunday, March 3

Santa Monica Airport

Bundy Drive and Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

frieze.com/fairs/frieze-los-angeles

 

CÉDRIC RIVRAIN – POUSSIÈRE

Through March 3

Rivrain in conversation with Dorothée Perret

Sunday, March 3, at 2 pm

2357 Hermits Glen, Los Angeles

 

TERENCE KOH performance

Tuesday, February 27, and Saturday, March 2

Room Project Space

Make Room

6361 Waring Ave, Los Angeles

makeroom.la

 

VICKY KRIEPS performance

Spring/Break Art Show

Opening night reception, Tuesday, February 27, from 5 to 9 pm

5880 Adams Boulevard, Culver City

eventbrite.com/e/vip-opening-night-ticket

 

RETROACTION (PART TWO)

Opening night reception, Tuesday, February 27, from 6 to 10 pm

Through May 5

Hauser & Wirth

901 East 3rd Street, downtown Los Angeles

hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/retroaction-part-two/

 

DOVER STREET MARKET AT FELIX ART FAIR

Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 3

Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

losangeles.doverstreetmarket.com/pages/felix-art-fair

instagram.com/reel/

 

IZUMI KATO

Opening night reception, Wednesday, February 28

Through March 23

Perrotin

5036 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles

perrotin.com/exhibitions/izumi_kato

 

CATHERINE OPIE — HARMONY IS FRAUGHT book launch

Saturday, March 2, from 11 am to 1 pm

Regen Projects

Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles

docs.google.com/forms

 

L.A. DANCE PROJECT — ART IN MOTION

Saturday, March 2

1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3 pm

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles

ovationtix.com

 

THELMA GOLDEN and NAIMA J. KEITH

Panel discussion on SAM GILLIAM

Moderated by Teresa Eggers

Saturday, March 2, at 2 pm

David Kordansky Gallery

5130 West Edgewood Place, Los Angeles

davidkordanskygallery.com

 

VOICES OF THE DIASPORA

Charles Gaines, Harry Gamboa Jr., Claire Kim, Kris Kuramitsu, Tala Madani, Marvella Muro, Gala Porras-Kim, Vincent Valdez

Introduced and moderated by Daniela Lieja Quintanar, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, and Danielle Shang

Saturday, March 2

2 pm — Diasporic Artists in Community

3:30 pm — Artists’ Diasporic Experiences and Identity Expression

Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2024/voices-diaspora

 

 

Above, from top: Sam Gilliam, Run III, 2014, watercolor on handmade paper, image courtesy and © the Estate of Sam Gilliam and David Kordansky Gallery; Torkwase Dyson, Errantry, 2024, acrylic on canvas, courtesy and © Torkwase Dyson and Pace; Yu-Xin SuOverseas Calls (San Francisco to Shanghai), 2022, bleached coral powder, clam fossil powder, topaz, plant, plant-extracted ink, ferric oxide, tourmaline ash and other hand-made pigments on hand-shaped wood, courtesy and © Yu-Xin Su and MadeIn; Cédric Rivrain, Passagers (Avion), (detail) 2024, oil on linen, courtesy and © Cédric Rivrain and Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris; Betye Saar, Oasis, 1984.2024, courtesy and © Betye Saar and Roberts Projects; Lilian Martinez, Without Airs (Paradise is Paradising), 2023, acrylic on canvas, photo Deen Babakhyi, courtesy and © the artist and OCHI.

Below: Oscar Tuazon, model of special installation housing the pop-up DSMLA at Felix Art Fair store, courtesy and © Oscar Tuazon and DSMLA/Commes des Garçons.

Bottom: Installation view of The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, 1993, organized by Charles Gaines, University Art Gallery (UAG), University of California, Irvine, (from left), David Hammons, African American Flag, 1990; Renée Green, Blue Skies, 1990; Gary Simmons, Us & Them, 1990; Pat Ward Williams, 32 Hours in a Box . . . and Still Counting, 1988, photograph by Catherine Opie, courtesy and © the artists and Hauser & Wirth.