Museum Engagement
LA Art Show in 2017 offered a slate of new programming established with the city’s major art institutions. The programming, which establishes a public platform to present the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives to an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the world, comprises special exhibitions, installations, performances with a thematic focus on Latin American art, and a series of high-level conversations with prominent museum leaders, internationally recognized curators and artists. Designed from its inception in 1995 to address the cultural interests of Angelenos, LA Art Show played a large role in engaging the community with the depth of international work from the Pacific Rim and Europe. For its 22nd edition, with 100 leading galleries from over 18 countries and a robust slate of programming organized with The Broad, the Getty, LACMA, MOCA, MOLAA, Anaheim’s Muzeo and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the 2017 Show establishes a new and more vital global forum for the arts in the hub of the city’s vibrant art scene. 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Fragments from Home. The special exhibition at the Show will comprise three performance/installation pieces— Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two and Couch Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven)—by American octogenarian artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a still-life, mural work Cut-Outs by Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez. Both artists will participate in the upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing organized for Los Angeles County Museum of Art by a curatorial team including Chon Noriega (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center) and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Vincent Price Art Museum).
Ramiro Gomez “Cut-Outs part of Fragments From Home, curated by Chon Noriega is a preview of Home So Different, So Appealing which opens on June 7, 2017 as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The Cut-Outs installation piece, an 8 x 73 foot acrylic on cardboard mural, deals with scenes from Gomez’s West Hollywood neighborhood. Gardeners and pool cleaners tend to the outside, then the mural proceeds inside, depicting housekeepers cleaning the living room, dining room, the bathroom and finally, the bedroom. Playing with negative space and with perspective, Gomez has life-sized cardboard figures emerge from the body of the mural, standing alone in the space, confronting the viewer. The piece functions as a still-life of affluent Los Angeles.
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Raphael Montañez Ortiz Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian – Part Two, Couch Destruction: Angle Release (Pennies from Heaven), Shred Your Worries part of Fragments from Home, curated by Chon Noriega is a preview of Home So Different, So Appealing which opens on June 7, 2017 as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. There is Passive ART and Active ART. Active ART requires you to participate. PIANO DESTRUCTION RITUAL: COWBOY AND INDIAN, PART TWO a participatory performance. Background Sound Thunder and Lighting. The Piano is a powerful instrument of sound to convey the message of Sacrifice Raphael wishes to convey to the Universe. 

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The Getty will bring together participating artists and curators for a discussion about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes places from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. Part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series of topical panel discussions with prominent art world figures, A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. 

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will take place from September 15, 2017 to January 30, 2018 and is the follow-up to the Getty’s 2010-11 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
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The Broad will provide visitors to the Show, on a limited, first come first serve basis, with guided tours of its current exhibition Creature, an installation with more than 50 works presenting approaches to figuration and representations of the self in The Broad collection by over 25 artists including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol plus Thomas Houseago’s Giant Figure (Cyclops), 2011, which is making its U.S. debut.  Tours for LA Art Show visitors will take place Thursday, January 12th and  Friday the 13th at 2:30pm and will last approximately one hour.  Please note tour groups are limited to 20 people and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis – please RSVP  and reference Creature at The Broad to reserve your place. Your participation will be confirmed by email. Guests may take the complimentary LA Art Show shuttle from the LA Convention Center and depart no later than 1:45pm to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the Tour. Guest are required to present their LA Art Show tickets as well as email confirmation (printed or on a mobile device) of their participation in the tour.
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MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art Show Producer Kim Martindale in a Dialogs LA discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud. On site at the fair, the MOCA Store will offer collectors for the first time, the newlyreleased Balloon Dog (Orange) and other available color editions, as well as a curated selection of artist books. 
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The MOCA store will offer Jeff Koons’ limited edition Ballon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud in ORANGE, newly released for sale.

LA Art Show Red Card, Vanguard and Patron Ticket holders will be granted complimentary admission to MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on presentation of their LA Art Show tickets and passes at the museum box office. LA Art Show General Admission ticket holders will receive a 50% discount on museum admission on presentation of their ticket at the museum box office. Visitors who have purchased tickets to MOCA Grand Avenue or The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be granted free admission the LA Art Show on presentation of their museum entrance ticket for same-day. 
At the Show, MOLAA will present In My Floating World, Landscape of Paradise by Dominican-born artist Scherezade Garcia, a sculptural work made of inner tubes in different sizes and shades of blue, bandaged and connected together with photographic images and electrical ties, and an airline baggage tag to New York. Garcia’s work will be featured in MOLAA’s forthcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago curated by Tatiana Flores, who will lead a related panel discussion about the exhibition as part of the Show’s Dialogs LA series.
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The Autry will present two installations, Chicano Male Unbonded by Harry Gamboa Jr. and Reduction 2016 a video installation by Marcella Ernest Ojibwe in collaboration with Kelli Mashburn Osage. Harry Gamboa Jr is a photographer, essayist, and performance artist who calls into question the relationship between the stereotypes of the Chicano male and the far more diverse community of artists, writers, academics, performers, and other creative thinkers who identify as Chicano in his Chicano Male Unbonded series. Photographed at night and situated within various aspects of Los Angeles’s distinctive urban geography, his subjects together comprise the Chicano avant-garde.
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Marcella Ernest Ojibwe and Kelli Mashburn Osage use a combination of moving and still imagery, color film and black and white photography, narration and music, Reduction explores the combined environmental, visual, and metaphorical significance of fire as both a living process and a cultural tool from the perspective of two Native American artists, and was designed in conversation with the nearby Human Nature exhibition. 
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For the first time in Los Angeles, MUZEO ANAHEIM and Cultural Center will present Talking Head Transmitters, an on-going experimental low-frequency radio program co-created in 2001 by Chilean artist Eugenia Vargas. Vargas’s work, which the Show’s visitors can participate in, unites performance art with radio’s capacity for transporting sound and its democratic link with the community. The installation will be part of Deconstructing Liberty: a Destiny Manifested, a group show curated by Marisa Calchiolo, that explores community and collective identity through performance, installation, video, painting, and photography by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and Venezuela.
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UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center will present a wall by American artist Louis Hock. Curated by Chon Noriega for the fair, Hock’s temporary installation made from recycled paper pulp bricks, will extend through the fair interrupting the visual experience and disorienting the circulation of the space. This installation urges visitors to consider walls that divide and current political discourse around borders and immigration, as they experience a familiar space that is visually and physically divided.
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