Art Platform—Los Angeles, a modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles, will relocate to Santa Monica for the second edition of the fair. The fair will open Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport just minutes from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. Fair organizers view the move to the Barker Hangar, a noted venue in West Los Angeles, as an opportunity to further realize the fundamental mission to produce an art fair that celebrates the best of Los Angeles’ art world within the context of our global art community.
The 2012 edition of Art Platform—Los Angeles will bring together both local and international artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and art enthusiasts, to engage in a vibrant exchange of art and culture. The move to the Barker Hangar will emphasize the fair’s commitment to Los Angeles as an international art capital, and to the growth of the fair as an essential event in our expanding art world. As the premier art fair in Southern California, Art Platform—Los Angeles will continue to provide unprecedented access to the artists, institutions, and collections that define the Los Angeles art scene through the outstanding selection of innovative galleries, extensive VIP events, a provocative Open Platform speaker series, and curated on-site programming.
“Santa Monica has acted as a hotbed for cultural production for decades,” noted Art Platform—Los Angeles Executive Director Adam Gross. “Launching our second edition at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica demonstrates Art Platform—Los Angeles’ commitment to the local and international arts community to continue to explore the vibrancy of the arts in Los Angeles. As the defining art fair in Los Angeles, it is important that all our actions capture the essence of this great city. The Barker Hangar will afford us the space to grow; with an expanded floor-plan and a 40,000+ square foot tent, the venue will present an international art fair in a location that is easily accessed by Angelenos and visitors alike. The new Westside location will also allow our audience to enjoy closer proximity to our extensive VIP program first developed last year as part of our sponsorship of Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of The Getty.”
Deadline for applying is Monday June 4, 2012.
Exhibitor applications are available online by clicking here.
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