July 23, 2012 - Art Platform—Los Angeles - Exhibitors, Partners, Travel, and Events
July 23, 2012

Exhibitors, Partners, Travel, and Events

Art Platform – Los Angeles 2012
September 28–30, 2012

Opening preview: September 27

The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

www.ArtPlatform-LosAngeles.com

Art Platform – Los Angeles, the modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles will debut its second edition from September 28–30, 2012, with a preview on September 27 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.  Art Platform – Los Angeles will present an extraordinary selection of international art in the Pacific Rim’s cultural capital.

The second edition of Art Platform – Los Angeles will bring together local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and art enthusiasts to engage in a vibrant exchange of art and culture. Art Platform – Los Angeles will continue to provide unprecedented access to the artists, institutions, and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene through its outstanding selection of innovative galleries, extensive VIP program, stimulating Open Platform speaker series, and special programming.

2012 Exhibitors
The 2012 exhibitor list features a roster of leading international and Los Angeles-based galleries including:

PRAZ-DELAVALLADE (Paris, Berlin), REPETTO (Acqui Terme), Other Criteria (London), HACKETT | MILL (San Francisco), Whitestone Gallery (Tokyo), Manny Silverman Gallery (Los Angeles), Forum Gallery (New York), Haines Gallery (San Francisco), Sin Sin Fine Art (Hong Kong),  Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Los Angeles), Marine Contemporary (Los Angeles), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Nellie Castan Gallery (Melbourne), and bitforms gallery (New York). The growing roster of internationally acclaimed exhibitors demonstrates Art Platform – Los Angeles’ commitment to providing a unique fair experience of unparalleled quality.

Location & Partners
As part of its growth, Art Platform – Los Angeles has secured its new venue at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. Coinciding with this move, Art Platform – Los Angeles has engaged the expertise of renowned LA-based architects Frederick Fisher and Partners who have led the renovations of PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Bergamot Station & Galleries, Broad Art Foundation, et al., to design a well-considered floor plan that interacts seamlessly with the art exhibited in this historic space. With Art Platform – Los Angeles’ expansion of the facilities at the Santa Monica Airport, the fair will dramatically extend the Barker Hangar with additional exhibition and entrance pavilions.

This design will be complemented by the additional and significant influence of a new partner sbe Entertainment Group, an industry leading creative hospitality company. Through the partnership with sbe, fair-goers will be provided an array of unique and curated hospitality experiences in Los Angeles. These unique experiences curated by sbe will also be extended to our exhibitors. Patina Restaurant Group will present distinctly Californian dishes throughout the fair, including a special pop-up edition of the farm-to-plate cuisine of LACMA’s famous Ray’s for VIP guests and onsite Smokey Joe’s BBQ.

Travel
Art Platform – Los Angeles is pleased to be working with travel partner Turon Travel to ensure luxury accommodations for exhibitors, VIPs, and attendees. Special rates and accommodations will be available for visitors at our Official VIP Hotel Partner, The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica, located conveniently near the fair and local attractions, and at our Partner Hotels, The Viceroy and SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. To book your flight and hotel visit: www.turontravel.com or email ArtPlatform [​at​] turontravel.com

Events
There are a number of exciting exhibitions and events happening in Los Angeles during the weekend of Art Platform – Los Angeles. Zarina: Paper Like Skin will open at The Hammer Museum; The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White, as well as Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, will be showing at LACMA. The 2nd annual GiveLove Haiti Benefit Art Auction will happen on Friday, Sept. 28, hosted by Patricia Arquette and Shanit Schwartz and curated by Sterling Ruby (www.givelove.org). Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) will host their Benefit Gala on Saturday, Sept. 29. LAND is a public-art initiative committed to producing and curating situation and site-specific contemporary art projects in the Greater Los Angeles area. (www.nomadicdivision.org)

Information
Please visit www.ArtPlatform-LosAngeles.com for fair updates including the exhibitor list, travel and accommodation information, and scheduling for our Open Platform Speaker Series.

Press contacts:
Lainya Magaña
lainya@aopublic.com
Danielle Grant 
danielle [​at​] aopublic.com

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