Dialogs LA 2017
Now in its fourth year, Dialogs LA will present a series of talks and panel discussions featuring artists, collectors, museum directors, curators and internationally renowned art and cultural thought leaders. Dialogs LA will take place each day in Booth# TBC
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH
SHOW DAY ONE
1pm – At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation
Moderator: Paul Lester

Panelist: Mary TA, Timothy Yarger, Desmond Mason, Meg Joannides

Presented By: THE AGENCY
Dialog: Curating the Private Home: Digital Curation, Bespoke Architectural Construction, and the Mixture of Mediums.
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3pm – Mel Ramos: His Life’s Works
Speaker: Mel Ramos, Recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from LA ART SHOW
Dialog: Mel reflects on his life and his work spanning over 40 years, sharing his inspirations and his journey from 1960 to present day.

About the Artist: Mel Ramos is an American Pop artist best known for his female nudes painted alongside brand logos.
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5pm – In Conversation With Michael Netter
Speaker: Michael Netter
Dialog: Artist Michael Netter will present excerpts from his 200 videos documenting Andy Warhol and his circle, followed by a conversation about this fertile moment in art history and how it influenced his artistic and commercial work.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th
SHOW DAY TWO
1pm – A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
Panel: Idurre Alonso, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition. David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles. Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. Artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions.
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3pm – Philippe Vergne with Kim Martindale
Dialog: MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud.
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5pm – CUBA: “Behind The Wall: Detrás del Muro”
Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo

Panel: Juanito Delgado Calzadilla, Director-Curator. Elvia Rosa Castro: Assessor. Daniel Gonzalez: Co-curator, Carlos Martiel
Dialog: Behind The Wall is a sociocultural and democratic project that explores a wide range of ideas and freedom. Part of the 2015 Cuban Biennial, the project brought together the artwork by international and national artists. The panel will introduce last year’s selection of artists, artworks and spaces and will also reveal details about the upcoming edition of the project, which will take place in Havana in 2018.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 14th
SHOW DAY THREE
1pm – Selling Out or Selling Up
Moderator: Paul Lester

Panelists: Ruben Rojas, Nicole Palmquist, Megzany, Jim McHugh, Jennifer Korsen
Presented By: THE AGENCY
Dialog: A discussion of the dynamics between the public art scene in Los Angeles, social media, and the commercialization of organic art.
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3pm – The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st-Century Private Collection
Panel: Art Collector Chara Schreyer & Interior Designer Gary Hutton
Dialog: Leading art collector Chara Schreyer’s forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton has produced five residences designed to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella.
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5pm – Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago
Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo

Panel: Scherezade Garcia, Tatiana Flores

Presented By: MOLAA
Dialog: Relational Undercurrents offers a reading of twenty-first century artistic production of the inward-looking Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 15th
SHOW DAY FOUR
1pm – Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd
Panel: Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matias Vigliano, Orilo Blandini
Dialog: DOMA is a group of Argentine artists that got their start in the Buenos Aires Urban Art scene back in 1998 through art installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later developed as professors. DOMA today works solely on art projects, in an ever-growing array of mediums and formats.
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