Coming up this weekend, right on the heels of the LA Art Show and Photo LA, are two big events highlighting a range of contemporary art from our city and abroad. Beginning January 30th, the Barkar Hanger in Santa Monica hosts Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Bringing together over 60 established and emerging galleries, the fair aims to offer “an informed cross section of what is happening now in contemporary art making.” You can learn more about the fair and how to purchase tickets here.
Also taking place this weekend across town at the MOCA Geffen is the LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter. This second annual fair brings together “over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers” who will be exhibiting their unique books, prints, and ephemera. The LA Art Book Fair will also host an intriguing series of events – from artist’s talks and panels, to a discussion with the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and even the “performance of a sound file that attempts to liquify form as wave” – that will be sure to make for engaging topics of conversation all weekend long.
The LA Art Book Fair is free and open to the public – you can learn more about the fair, including a comprehensive schedule of events here.