LA ART SHOW
MODERN + CONTEMPORARY
The Most Comprehensive International Contemporary Art Show in America
Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.
More than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.
CORE is a dedicated space for galleries recognized around the globe as leading the way in contemporary art. The galleries showcasing here continually educate, inspire and enthrall the world’s avid collectors with the most sought-after voices in the market.
The largest section of programming at the LA Art Show, Modern + Contemporary exhibits the vast spectrum of contemporary painting, illustration, sculpture and more from galleries in Los Angeles, the Pacific Rim, and over 18 countries around the world.
Capitalizing on the city’s position on the Pacific Rim, DIVERSEartLA is a special programming section devoted to nurturing the creative energy of international collectors, artists, curators, museums and non-profits by connecting them directly with audiences in Los Angeles. The LA Art Show donates 50,000 square feet of exhibition space to participating organizations each year as a civic duty, and the featured work is not for sale. Overall curation by Marisa Caichiolo with individual curators from institutions around the world.
Expanding beyond the confines of booth spaces, Featured Programming immerses audiences with the thought-provoking artworks, performances and other exhibitions offered by participating galleries, highlighting works that will be talked about for years to come.
Honoring the voices and movements that came before, ROOTS is a dedicated exhibition space for galleries that showcase historical works and contemporary artists following in those traditions.
Rarely seen on this scale outside of Asia, The 2019 LA Art Show will be showcasing a diverse and comprehensive array of Pan-Asian ink paintings throughout the fair, featuring artists from South Korea, Japan and China. Ink painting originated in East Asia as the tradition of using carbon-based black ink and calligraphic brush painting techniques. Ink is as synonymous with painting in the East as oil is with painting in the West.
Littletopia was conceived by Red Truck Gallery founder Noah Antieau and Juxtapoz Magazine co-founder Greg Escalante as a showcase of the best and brightest from the lowbrow and pop art movements, which originated here in Los Angeles. One of the only shows in the world to devote so much programming and space to this kind of work, thousands of attendees pass under Littletopia’s custom archway each year to enter the LA Art Show’s mecca for imaginative, new contemporary voices, and honor the visionary artists who came before.
Beginning in 2016, Dialogs LA is an ongoing slate of talks and panels discussions led by esteemed international curators, artists, designers, collectors, and art influencers to stimulate conversations on relevant trends and issues affecting the contemporary art world.
Hailing from around the world, the exhibitors in Project Space showcase a broad array of ideas and talents in the form of solo exhibitions, presented by participating galleries.
Works on Paper is a dedicated exhibition space for showcasing photographs and other works not on traditional canvas.
Ethnographic Art was the source of Inspiration for many leading Modern and Contemporary artists. The animistic power and artistic merit transformed the western perspective revealing Modern art as we know it.
LUXURY pbsg is a dedicated space for exhibitors who specialize in luxury items, including jewelry and other accessories that surround the world of fine art. It brings the gems from Palm Beach Show Group’s other shows on the eastern seaboard direct to the LA audience.
LA Art Show is the unparalleled international art experience with over 120 galleries from 18 countries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance. All works presented by galleries are available for your purchasing pleasure.
The LA Art Show is strategically situated at the city’s dynamic epicenter with convenient access to world-renowned LA LIVE!, home to the Grammy Awards, The Grammy Museum, and an impressive entertainment complex that includes the Nokia Theatre, the Staples Center Arena, top restaurants, and The Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences. Patrons of the arts gladly drive to Downtown L.A. for the best in Classical Music (Disney Hall), Theater (Mark Taper and Ahmanson), and Contemporary Art (MOCA, Art District).
Our newest neighbor, the Broad Museum, opened to enthusiastic crowds, displays 2,000 works of art from The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads’ personal collections, which are among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. OUE Skyspace LA, located in the iconic US Bank Tower, brings to life California’s must-see attraction. Nearly 1,000 feet above downtown LA and offering unobstructed 360-degree views boasts entertainment and excitement for audiences of any age. Additionally, Downtown LA looks forward to The Wilshire Grand, a 73-story luxury hotel, office, and retail space. When completed in 2017, the structure will be the tallest building west of the Mississippi and will mark a new era for tall buildings in Los Angeles.
The LA Convention Center is Southern California’s most technologically advanced green venue, featuring soaring ceilings and ample space, including one of the largest dedicated parking structures in the entire city and with over 15,000 spaces in the immediate vicinity!