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
1pm – Selling Out or Selling Up
Moderator: Paul Lester
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.
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. In the early 1960s, Mel Ramos (born 1935), one of the first artists to embrace Pop art, abandoned Abstract Expressionism and …
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1pm – A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
an initiative of The Getty
Moderator: Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute.

Panel: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, former chief curator at MOLAA and one-time director and chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, who will co-curate Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960‐ 1985, a groundbreaking exhibition at the Hammer.
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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.
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.
1pm – At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation
Moderator: Billy Rose & Paul Lester

Presented By: THE AGENCY
Dialog: Curating the Private Home: Digital Curation, Bespoke Architectural Construction, and the Mixture of Mediums.
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. Art House takes readers on a breathtaking visual tour of these stunning spaces, which range from an architectural tour-de-force to a high-rise “gallery as home.”
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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: TBC
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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