Reports are beginning to circulate on the inaugural edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary staged in the Pacific Design Centre at the end of January. ARTINFO describes it as “a new cutting edge expo that debuted over the weekend as a 50,000 square-foot melting pot for 55 blue-chip and emerging galleries from Los Angeles and around the globe…(one that) stood apart from last month's bigger Los Angeles Art Show as a juried event with a selection committee comprised of taste-making LA galleries 1301PE, David Kordansky Gallery, Peres Projects and Susanne Vielmetter.”
The Pacific Design Centre was an unusual setting for an art fair with gallery booths set in spaces enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and accessed off corridors of glass. Some liked the mall-like, storefront attributes of venue while others found them less satisfactory. Our space had good sight lines and easy access off the corridor so it worked well for us. Next time, however, we'll view the venue as a mall rather than an open space in a mall-like setting with conventional booths set in a grid, and we'll develop our installation plan with its storefront attributes in mind. But we'll be back in LA in 2011.
You can read the ARTINFO article here.
Images: Pacific Design Centre and Art Los Angeles Contemporary vernissage