Art Platform – Los Angeles September 30

Art Platform—Los Angeles, the modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles, set to launch September 30th for invited guests, 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.

The inaugural edition of the fair will feature leading international dealers including Max Wigram Gallery, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, ACME and Marc Selwyn Fine Art and will include a projects area where galleries such as New York’s Lehmann Maupin will exhibit. Follow this link for a current list of participating galleries.

Exhibiting galleries will be presented alongside Art Platform—Los Angeles’ curatorial program including the Open Platform Panel Series curated by Andrea Stang, MOCA Los Angeles’ Senior Education Program Manager, a unique Not-For-Profit project space presented by Co/Lab to include 19 alternative spaces and independent art initiatives, a video lounge curated by Paul Young and presented by Artillery Magazine and selections from Boom., an exhibition of all media from current and recent MFA graduates from select Southern California universities.

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.

Adam Gross, Executive Director of Art Platform—Los Angeles, notes that “Art Platform—Los Angeles will cement Los Angeles’ reputation as one of the world’s great arts centers with an unparalleled population of influential contemporary artists, world renowned arts organizations, a vibrant art market and very active and important collector base. The goal of our fair is to celebrate the region and to invite collectors from Los Angles and abroad to experience our city in September on this historic launch weekend.”

ABOUT Art Platform—Los Angeles:
The Art Platform—Los Angeles art fair will demonstrate the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscore Los Angeles’ influential position within the contemporary art world. This exhibition will bring together the local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and art enthusiasts that play important roles in the vibrant Southern California art community. The directive of Art Platform—Los Angeles 2011 will be to contextualize works by the many critically acclaimed artists working in and from Los Angeles and to emphasize the increased recognition of Los Angeles as an international art capital.

2011 Art Platform—Los Angeles Show Dates and Times:
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

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

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