Frieze LA Plus Satellite Events – Artlyst Pull-Out Guide

Frieze LA

Welcome to the Artlyst Frieze LA Week 2019 printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art calendar.

This events guide is one of the most respected Frieze and Frieze week LA collateral art fair guides produced. We update it on a daily basis adding new events as they ‘Pop-Up’! This includes information about the main fair and all of the satellite events launching the week of 14 February 2019. Please make sure you return again over the few days to find out more…

 Frieze LA
Frieze LA

Frieze Los Angeles will take place this year at the Paramount Picture Studios, located in Hollywood between Feb. 15th and 17, 2019.

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 organised 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.

Victoria Siddall said, “The extremely positive reaction to Frieze Los Angeles from galleries is a 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.

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.”
Around 70 exhibitors have been selected and invited by a committee of peers to represent a cutting-edge selection of the galleries and artists from Los Angeles, across the United States and around the world.

LA 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.

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.

Frieze LA Photo Courtesy Maureen Paley
Frieze LA Photo Courtesy Maureen Paley

Frieze Projects

Local and international artists will create site-specific artworks responding to the backlot film set of Paramount Pictures Studios at Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Invited artists include Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Catharine Czudej, Karon Davis, Cayetano Ferrer, Hannah Greely, Trulee Hall, Patrick Jackson, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Kori Newkirk, and Tino Sehgal with more to be announced in the coming months

The artists participating in Frieze Projects at the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles, taking place at Paramount Pictures Studios and celebrating Los Angeles’s position as a global arts capital.

Other Fairs

Art Contemporary Los Angeles
The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Feb. 13 – 18 2019 (VIP Preview is on Feb. 13).

The tenth edition of the fair will feature top established and emerging galleries from around the world, with a strong focus on Los Angeles galleries. Participants will present some of the most dynamic recent works from their roster of represented artists, offering an informed view on contemporary art making.

London galleries exhibiting include Josh Lilley, Union Pacific and Vigo Gallery, Arcadia Missa, Roman Road and Hotel.

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The Felix
The Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Feb. 13 – 17, 2019

The Felix was created as a fair that would be affordable for dealers, particularly the smaller and mid-size ones that struggle today to make their overhead at major international fairs. The first-ever edition features 38 international exhibitors including Josh Lilley, Marlborough Contemporary and Kenny Schachter from the UK.

The Magic Box at The Reef
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Feb. 14 – 17, 2019.

Superfine! Art Fair brings diverse, accessible art to DTLA’s Magic Box at The Reef. Discover and collect the work of hundreds of new contemporary artists at the inaugural West Coast iteration of the art fair that’s made shockwaves in New York, Miami, and Washington DC by making transparency and accessibility its primary focus, while presenting cutting edge new contemporary art by living artists. A curated, diverse roster of more than 250 artists, including an outsized LGBTQ and female representation.

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StARTup Art Fair
The Kinney Venice Beach
737 West Washington Blvd,
Venice, CA 90292(
Feb. 15 – 17, 2019,

stARTup is an art company dedicated to connecting art collectors to exceptional, highly vetted artists from across the country. Through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and private art sales and rentals, stARTup has many ways for art lovers to discover up and coming talent.

stARTup Art Fairs are unique contemporary art experiences, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. At our fairs, we feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

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Spring/Break LA,
The Stalls at Skylight ROW DTLA
1925 East 8th Street, Los Angeles
Feb 15-17

SPRING/BREAK Art Show presents its first-ever exhibition outside the New York Metropolitan area. Held within unique former produce stalls, SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA will feature 40+ curated exhibitions of local emerging and established artists, non-profit organizations, independent curators, artist collectives and galleries.

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Other exhibitions:
Beverly Hills

Albert Oehllen: Drawings
8 February – 2 March
420a North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills (adjacent to Gagosian Beverly Hills)
A pop-up exhibition by Albert Oehlen including a floor-to-ceiling, site-specific wall drawing; a recent painting and a large work on paper on view in a space adjacent to Gagosian’s Beverly Hills gallery.


Hauser & Wirth
901 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Open Tuesday – Sunday

11 am – 6 pm

Closed Mondays

‘Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1,’

The first comprehensive exhibition in Los Angeles devoted to the earliest work of this renowned American, ‘The Early Years’ features more than 5,000 photographs taken between 1970 – 1983.

‘Piero Manzoni. Materials of His Time’ is the first exhibition with the gallery and the first in Los Angeles in over 20 years devoted to the seminal figure of postwar Italian art and progenitor of Conceptualism.

Miracle Mile (near LACMA)

Spruth Magers
Sterling Ruby
13 Feb – 23 March

Ruby transforms the ground floor gallery into a giant black-box theatre, immersing viewers within the artist’s ongoing investigations into the California prison system as both allegory and atrocity.

Sprüth Magers
5900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tuesday – Saturday,
10am – 6pm

David Hockney

6 Feb 2019 19 Mar 2019
L.A. Louver
45 North Venice Boulevard
90291 Los Angeles
An exhibition of new works by David Hockney, created in his Los Angeles home studio. The exhibition includes mural-sized photographic drawings, large-scale multi-canvas paintings, and a series of portrait drawings on canvas.

Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle + MAF Permanent Collection
Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
September 28, 2018 – March 3, 2019

A solo exhibition of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is Ai’s first major institutional exhibition in Los Angeles and will feature the new and unseen work Life Cycle (2018) – a sculptural response to the global refugee crisis. The exhibition will also present iconic installations Sunflower Seeds (2010) and Spouts (2015) within the Foundation’s Theater Gallery.

Charles White: A Retrospective
Feb 17–Jun 9, 2019
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist.

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions),
MOCA has reinstalled the monumental wall work by Los Angeles–based artist Barbara Kruger (b. New York 1945), Untitled (Questions) (1990/2018).

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is free every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm, and weekends through March 25.

Doug Aitken
Don’t Forget to Breathe
6775 Santa Monica Boulevard
LA CA 90038
8-17 FEB

A new installation by Doug Aitken in which the open architecture of an empty retail store surrounds the installation of three isolated figures. The absence of commercial logos, goods and consumers renders the store haunting and minimal, a memorial to time past.

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