Dialogs LA
2019 Dialogs LA Series

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH
SHOW DAY ONE
12:30PM – Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece
Presented by: Hayden and Fandetta Books
Speaker: Janice Lye
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Sunnylands, the winter home of Walter and Leonore Annenberg from 1966 until 2009, reflects the vision of its owners and design team–architect A. Quincy Jones, interior designer William Haines and golf course designer Dick Wilson. The mid-century modem estate has been preserved for its new life as a high-level retreat center and historic site open for public tours.

Janice Lyle, will explore the history of the property, its changes over time, and the current practices used to preserve the fragile fabrics, interior furnishings, art collection, and the cultural landscape.
Janice Lyle will be signing her book Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece immediately following her lecture. Book on sale before and after lecture and at Hayden & Fandetta Books Booth #634
2:00PM – Houses of The Start/Hollywood Modern
Presented by: Hayden and Fandetta Books
Speakers: Michael Stern
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Hollywood’s homes of the stars have long held the attention and curiosity of the public. Michael Stern takes us inside to see where the stars of today live and those of yesteryear once lived. His book discusses the intersection of celebrity culture and high-art modern architecture over the years. It will also include the narratives behind many of the celebrity homes, both the architectural side and the Hollywood history show how these projects fit into the broad canon of Modernism in Southern California.

* Michael Stern will be signing his book HOLLYWOOD MODERN HOUSES OF THE STARS immediately following his lecture. Book will be on sale before and after lecture, and at Hayden & Fandetta Books Booth 634.
3:30PM – Inspiration at the Intersection of Fine Art and Interior Design
Presented by: Source Art
Panelists: Gallerist/Advisor/Collector, Timothy Yarger; Interior Designer/Design Curator, Oliver M. Furth; Multidisciplinary Artist, Azadeh Shladovsky; led by MaryLinda Moss, Art Consultant – Source Art.
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Procuring the right artwork for a living space can amplify the potential of its design and enhance the impact of the art itself. At its best, curation for projects deepens the worlds of all involved. We look forward to your participation in this lively discussion about how we can bring greater meaning and inspiration to the work we do. Hear perspectives of gallerists and designers alike on how to bring those two worlds together.

Ideally, clients are being offered a full range of art; designers are given the support they need; and galleries are given the opportunity to offer their expertise and showcase the artists they have so lovingly brought together. Meet and Greet with Panelists at conclusion.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH
SHOW DAY TWO
1:00PM – Powering Provenance with Bitcoin
Speaker: Howard Sheerin, founder of ArtChain.info and BitcoinGallery.com
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: A presentation explaining why Bitcoin is a powerful Monolith and not merely a speculative bubble. Like all other significant innovations, Bitcoin has been misused for evil intent, with Silk Road being the most notorious example. Even at “The Dawn of Man” the very first innovation… the Femur Bone… was used for evil intent. That Bitcoin has been misused for evil demonstrably proves there is power in Bitcoin. The absence of evil would be a more concerning indication that Bitcoin is a speculative bubble, much like the Beanie Baby bubble (there was no evil in Beanie Babies).
2:00PM – The Revolution of Ink
Presented by: Michael Goedhuis
Speakers: Michael Goedhuis
Location: Booth 313/412

Dialog: Goedhuis will explore the revolution of Ink Painting and the importance of Chinese Ink Artists and their relevance to contemporary Chinese society. He will discuss how their works incorporate a deep understanding of classical Chinese culture which is essential in their quest to create a new pictorial language relevant to today’s world.
3:30PM – Latin America, Art Circuits, The Importance of Promoting Young and Emerging Artists
Panelists: Elisa Massardo, Arte Al Limite Magazine Editor; Aisha Asconiga, Artist; Kim Martindale, Art Collector
Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo
Presented by: Arte AI Limite

Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Arte Al Límite recognizes the importance of print media for artists to reach a broader audience, endorse their quality work and provide direct contact as collectible objects. For these reasons, we at AAL published the book “Latinoamérica, Circuitos del Arte” where 26 creators exhibit their work in a luxury edition that will travel to the most important biennials, museums and fairs around the world. In the lecture, we’ll talk to Aisha Ascóniga, a visual artist, and Kim Martindale about how magazines and books establish connections among art agents.
5:00PM – Art History Babes Podcast
Speakers: Corrie Hendricks, Natalie De La Torre
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Two fresh Masters drink wine and discuss all things visual culture.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH
SHOW DAY THREE
1:00PM – Virtual Art
in the Real World
Presented by: LACMA
Speakers: Jorge R. Gutiérrez and Nancy Baker Cahill, Artists; Britt Salvesen and Jesse Damiani, Curators
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Two of the artists included in “Virtual Futures: XR Showcase,” Jorge R. Gutiérrez and Nancy Baker Cahill, will join Britt Salvesen (curator, LACMA) and Jesse Damiani (curator and editor-at-large, VRScout). The artists will discuss their own trajectories, from traditional media such as painting and drawing to virtual and augmented reality technologies. The panel will also address questions of access and diversity in the XR space.
2:00PM – The Revolution of Ink
Presented by: Michael Goedhuis
Speakers: Michael Goedhuis
Location: Booth 313/412

Dialog: Goedhuis will explore the revolution of Ink Painting and the importance of Chinese Ink Artists and their relevance to contemporary Chinese society. He will discuss how their works incorporate a deep understanding of classical Chinese culture which is essential in their quest to create a new pictorial language relevant to today’s world.
3:00PM – The Wisdom of Sumi-Ink Art and Japanese Paper
Speaker: Kei Takahashi, Kami Ya Co Ltd.
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: The gallery was inspired by the intention to introduce good examples of how papers and sumi-ink could be creatively used from the standpoint of materials and aesthetics. Kei Takahashi of Kami Ya Co., Ltd. will share his experience as a paper specialist with the attendees.
3:30PM – The Ubiquity of Politics in Korean Ink
Presented by: LACMA
Speaker: Virginia Moon, PhD, Assistant Curator of Korean Art
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: The contemporary cannot be understood without knowledge of the past. In this talk, Dr. Virginia Moon, Assistant Curator of Korean Art at LACMA, talks about how mixed feelings of nationalism alongside gratitude towards the outside world at the beginning of the 20th century marked forever a duality/struggle with identity and expression that pervaded Korean society and its arts, including ink works. Ink works have been a cultural mainstay since the dominance of China centuries ago, but carried through to Korea’s cultural discovery of itself in the 19th century and continued to serve as an artistic “given” through the decades. Even today, the struggle is still there, as contemporary artists, including Chuni Park, featured at Baik Art in this fair, grapple with how to sustain this art form into the future.
5:00PM – Art History Babes Podcast
Speakers: Corrie Hendricks, Natalie De La Torre
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: Two fresh Masters drink wine and discuss all things visual culture.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27TH
SHOW DAY FOUR
1:00PM – HAPPENINGS AND PERFORMANCES Marta Minujín’s Art
Speakers: Gabriela Urtiaga, Martin Lucas Moderator: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: An approach to the character and production of the Argentinian artist through her most emblematic works and her impact in contemporary culture. From her first avant-garde pieces in the 60s to the realization of a true participative art with international projection. Analysis of the artworks exhibited in LA Art Show 2019: Rayuelarte and The Parthenon of Forbidden Books.
3:00PM – Six Gems From The Robert E. Holmes Collection
Presented by: Marisa Caichiolo
Speaker: Robert Holmes Location: Dialogs LA Booth BB1

Dialog: The talk will feature one work each from the following artists: Bob Thompson, Elizabeth Catlett, Dan McCleary, Javier Marin, Gronk, and Matsume Kanemitsu. Each of these artists has had a fascinating life, transcending genealogy, cultural expectations and transit mixing histories, both self and group.
2018 Dialogs LA Series
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH
SHOW DAY ONE
12 NOON – Director’s Chair with Matthew Modine: Lecture and Q&A
Presented by: Axiom Contemporary Gallery
Speaker: Matthew Modine
Location: Axiom Contemporary Gallery Booth 719
Dialog: On the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Diary” offers an incredibly rare and vibrant portrait of one of cinema’s most iconic war films – by one of the industry’s most enigmatic directors.  
2:00pm – Collectors In Conversation
Speakers: Don & Mera Rubell, Founders of Rubell Family Collection, Miami; Blake Byrne, Founder of Skylark Foundation
Location: Dialogs Booth 110

Dialog: Influential Collectors Don & Mera Rubell (Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami) and Blake Byrne (Skylark Foundation) share their passion for collecting and their insight on how they developed their extensive collections.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH
SHOW DAY TWO
12 NOON – I’m Not A Trophy with Arno Elias: Lecture + Q&A
Presented by: Denis Bloch Fine Art
Speaker: Arno Elias
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: Founded by Artist and Photographer Arno Elias, “I’m Not a Trophy” is an organization that is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. Brand Ambassador, super model and actress Cara Delevinge, is featured in his stunning work.
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**100 signed posters of the Cara Lion image will be available to the first 100 people in attendance
1:00pm – Preserving Virtuality in Continuity | From New Media to the Posthuman in Art
Presented by: Simyo Gallery
Speakers: Lee Nam Lee; KyungHwa Lee
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: In this talk, Lee Nam Lee (heralded by some as “the Post-Nam June Paik”) and KyungHwa Lee (artist and Director of International Affairs at the Society of Korean Art Theory) will discuss the ideological and practical implications of technology in contemporary art, both in dialogue with the historical tradition of art and the future of virtuality.  
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3:00pm – Art & Science Collaborations: Being in Between
Speakers: Victoria Vesna, Director, UCLA Art I Sci Center; David Familian, Artistic Director for the Beall Center for Art + Technology. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo.
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The dialog will be centered on how to facilitate and promote research and programs that demonstrate the potential of media arts and science collaborations. The Art | Sci Center focuses on collaborative projects that address social, ethical and environmental issues related to scientific innovations. Art I Sci is part of a world-wide network of artists and scientists who are interested in philosophical dialogue as well as working together on artistic or applied projects.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH
SHOW DAY THREE
12 Noon – Director’s Chair with Matthew Modine: Lecture and Q&A
Presented by: Axiom Contemporary Gallery Speaker: Matthew Modine
Location: Axiom Contemporary Gallery Booth 719

Dialog: On the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Diary” offers an incredibly rare and vibrant portrait of one of cinema’s most iconic war films – by one of the industry’s most enigmatic directors. 
1:00pm – Metaphysical Orozco  
Speakers: Maribel Arteaga, Director MUSA Museum of the Arts; Laura Ayala, Curator. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The conversation will focus on the history of the most important works: murals painted by José Clemente Orozco between 1935 and 1937 and the political and social environment around Guadalajara, Mexico at that time. This artist’s impressive mastery reminds us of the possibility of contributing in a personal and collective transformation through art, science, technology, education and compassion. Orozco evoked science, technical skills, art and free will as the means by which the difficulties of that period could change.
2:30PM – 1-on-1 with Mark Brickey of Adventures in Design
Presented by: Crewest Studio
Speaker: Mark Brickey, host of the popular daily podcast for creatives, Adventures in Design
Guest: TBC
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The Art Life is hard. And, during this session, Mark Brickey discusses the struggle as only he can with his surprise guest artist. No hype. No bluff. No BS. Mark asks the tough questions about life as a working artist — the good, the bad and the ugly. Honest. Smart. Funny. Don’t miss this unvarnished conversation about the art world with contemporary culture’s best straight shooter Mark Brickey.
4:00PM – Of Ruins and Remnants with artist Leyla Cárdenas and curator Chon Noriega
Presented by: LACMA and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Speakers: Leyla Cárdenas, Artist; Chon Noriega, Curator
Location: Dialogs Booth
Dialog: Starting with the train station as both symbol and infrastructure, artist Leyla Cardenas and curator Chon Noriega will discuss the modern city as landscape, war zone, archaeological site, and threshold to a past that never ended and a future that never arrives.
5:00pm – Through The Looking Glass with artists Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge
Presented by: Simard Bilodeau Contemporary
Speakers: Harmonia Rosales, Painter; Aldis Hodge, Artist/Actor
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: In the spirit of a social experiment, painter Harmonia Rosales and artist/actor Aldis Hodge created two large-scale paintings: Adeelah and Baingana, the two first of a series that presents a societal experience about the notion of introspective cultural perception.
5:00PM – An Intimate Conversation – I’m Not A Trophy with Arno Elias
Presented by: Denis Bloch Fine Art Speaker: Arno Elias
Location: Denis Bloch Fine Art Booth 901

Dialog: Founded by Artist and Photographer Arno Elias, “I’m Not a Trophy” is an organization that is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. Brand Ambassador, super model and actress Cara Delevinge, is featured in his stunning work.  

**100 signed posters of the Cara Lion image will be available to the first 100 people in attendance
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH
SHOW DAY FOUR
1:00pm – A Conversation with Artists Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge
Speakers: Harmonia Rosales, Painter; Aldis Hodge, Actor/Artist
Location: Booth 525

Meet the artists, Harmonia Rosales and Aldis Hodge, at their featured booth and engage in conversation about the premiere works in their series Through the Looking Glass. Learn about their ultimate motivation of social introspection and awareness and delve further into the creative process.
1:00pm – Curatorial Practices: Round Table
Speakers: Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic; Gabriela Urtiaga, Head Curatorial Dep. CCK, Buenas Aires, Argentina; Julia Honer, Head Curatorial Dep. KAI 10, Dusseldorf, Germany. Moderated by Marisa Caichiolo
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: The round table will focus on the research and exhibition of contemporary art, as well as broader concepts of curating such as performance art programming, and other hybrid modes of arts’ curating. The curators will share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art and new practices, exploring social questions about each of their countries and institutions involved in relation to it’s public.
3:00PM – Cheech In Conversation
Presented by: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art
Speakers: Cheech Marin; Kulapat Yantrasast
Location: Dialogs Booth

Dialog: Join Cheech Marin in conversation with architect Kulapat Yantrasast to discuss “all things Cheech” – past, present, and future. Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech is recognized today as a preeminent Chicano art advocate for his renowned art collection and support of artists through museum exhibitions and publications.     Photo by Allen Armato