September 12, 2011 - Art Platform—Los Angeles - Art Platform – Los Angeles launches in tandem with Pacific Standard Time
September 12, 2011

Art Platform – Los Angeles launches in tandem with Pacific Standard Time

Charles Gaines, “Numbers & Trees VI, Landscape, #4,” 1989.
Acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, watercolor, silkscreen, photograph, 46 5/8″ x 38 5/8.”

Art Platform—Los Angeles launches October 1 in tandem with Pacific Standard Time

Art Platform—Los Angeles
Professional Preview:
Friday, September 30, 2011
General Admission:
Saturday October 1–Monday, October 3, 2011

L.A. Mart®
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Art Platform—Los Angeles, the modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles, launching Friday, September 30 for invited guests and October 1–3 to the public, will present outstanding work by the region’s most innovative artists and will place emphasis on Los Angeles as a site of historical and contemporary cultural and artistic production.

For the inaugural edition, Art Platform—Los Angeles will present an extraordinary roster of international dealers such as the Andrew Kreps Gallery, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Kavi Gupta, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Seventeen Gallery, James Barron Art, Max Wigram Gallery, Nina Menocal Gallery, Yossi Milo Gallery, Cardi Black Box, Gering & López Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Corbett vs. Dempsey and many more. For a complete list of exhibitors, please click here.

Art Platform—Los Angeles, in keeping with its mission to demonstrate the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California, has become a sponsor of the historic Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980. The fair, located at the L.A. Mart in Downtown Los Angeles, will be one of the many exciting art and cultural events taking place during the opening weekend of Pacific Standard Time, a collaboration of more than sixty diverse cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the artistic evolution of the Los Angeles art scene through an unprecedented array of simultaneous exhibitions and programs.

Special programs on offer through the fair include the Open Platform speaker series highlighting the region’s most influential collectors, curators, museum directors, gallerists, scholars, and critics. Open Platform will be curated by Aandrea Stang, Senior Education Program Manager for The Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angeles and will instigate a dialogue around significant issues in the city’s cultural landscape. Also located on the Concourse level of Art Platform—Los Angeles, the Artillery Lounge will feature cutting-edge videos, a happy-hour bar and live performances.
Art Platform—Los Angeles has partnered with West of Rome on Trespass: First a Parade, Then a Party, set to take place in downtown on October 2 and 3. On Sunday, October 2 the streets of downtown Los Angeles will erupt in a parade of local artists and residents, complete with music, dancing and performance. Trespass, a collaborative project between Arto Lindsay, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and West of Rome Public Art will begin at Art Platform—Los Angeles at 11am on October 2 and end at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

If you would like to attend Vernissage on Friday September 30th from 5–9pm, tickets may be purchased here. Enjoy the best in contemporary art viewing coupled with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The Art Platform—Los Angeles Vernissage will benefit three extraordinary institutions that have played a vital role in exhibiting the best in modern and contemporary art in Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art.

L.A. Mart®
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please visit for a regular updates on the fair’s programs and announcements.

Press Contact:
Lauren Pearson
Communications Director
Art Platform—Los Angeles

L.A. Press Contact:
Jennifer Gross
Evolutionary Media Group

Image above:
Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Photo credit Robert Wedemeyer.

Art Platform - Los Angeles launches in tandem with Pacific Standard Time
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