Art Los Angeles Contemporary Reveals Exhibitors, New Look for 10th Edition

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ALAC opening in 2018

L.A.'s international contemporary art fair, which in 2018 welcomed star patrons like Leonardo DiCaprio, returns to Santa Monica's Barker Hangar for five days starting Feb. 13.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), which in 2018 welcomed Hollywood patrons including Leonardo DiCaprio, Hannah Simone, John C. Reilly and Alia Shawkat, will celebrate its 10th edition with a refreshed aesthetic and new program offerings. ALAC 2019 will introduce new visual branding and a reimagined floor design as well as new Salon and Publishing sections, the Santa Monica-based fair announced Friday.

The Barker Hangar event will bring together more than 60 international contemporary galleries — 20 of them based in the Los Angeles area — for five days starting Feb. 13. In previous years, the fair has taken place in mid- to late January, but this year's ALAC will coincide with L.A. newcomer and global heavy-hitter Frieze, which is supplementing London and New York editions with its first West Coast event at Paramount Studios, as well as first-timer Felix, a homegrown L.A. fair launched by former TV exec and leading Hollywood collector Dean Valentine, taking place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

For the new visual identity of ALAC, which has helped nurture a generation of young collectors, the fair has teamed with award-winning graphic designer and artist Brian Roettinger, whose clients include Mark Ronson, Florence + the Machine, Drake and Jay-Z. Of the new look, inspired in part by the fair's physical venue at the Santa Monica Airport, Roettinger explains, "The new bold black-and-white identity is a modular typographic system. It allows for a strict but playful mix, which is part airport way-finding and part motor transportation. The look focuses on the fair's better-known name 'ALAC,' instead of its official full name, which the team felt was a natural decision after 10 years of existence."

The event will also be housed within a new architectural design by Jerry Garcia (principal architect at Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig), who has collaborated with such world-renowned artists as Anish Kapoor, Jaume Plensa, Oscar Tuazon and Doug Aitken.

Claudia Rech, the Berlin-based art historian, curator and former gallerist of Gillmeier Rech, will curate a Salon section called "The Academy," offering a new way for galleries and the public to participate in the fair through a curated exhibition. Frances Horn, the Brussels-based curator and initiator of the art book fair PA/PER VIEW at the Belgian contemporary art center WIELS, has been selected to lead the ALAC publishing section Movable Types.

ALAC's 2019 exhibitors are as follows:

Participating Galleries
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
1301PE, Los Angeles
1969 Gallery, New York
AA|LA Gallery, Los Angeles
Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo
AS-IS.LA, Los Angeles
AWHRHWAR, Los Angeles
Jack Barrett, New York
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
Bortolami, New York
Ceysson & Benetiere, Geneva, Luxembourg, New York, Paris, Saint-Etienne
Clages, Cologne
Luis de Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Galerie Derouillon, Paris
DOCUMENT, Chicago
Downs & Ross, New York
Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco
False Flag, Long Island City
Functional Art Gallery, Berlin
Gilles Drouault Galerie, Paris
Gildar Gallery, Denver
Good Weather, North Little Rock
Halsey McKay Gallery, New York
Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
The Hole, New York
Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg
Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main
Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, Copenhagen
Klowden Mann, Los Angeles
The Lapis Press, Los Angeles
Josh Lilley, London
Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles
M+B, Los Angeles
Marinaro, New York
Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
Galeria Mascota, Mexico City
Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles
Mixografia, Los Angeles
Mrs., Maspeth
Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
Ochi Projects, Los Angeles
Over the Influence, Los Angeles
PACT, Paris
Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Peres Projects, Berlin
Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Regards, Chicago
Reserve Ames, Los Angeles
Roberts Projects, Los Angeles
RUSCHMAN, Chicago
Safe Gallery, Brooklyn
Situations, New York
STARKWHITE, Auckland
Stems Gallery, Brussels
Rob Tufnell, Cologne
UNION PACIFIC, London
UV Estudios, Buenos Aires
VI, VII, Oslo
VIGO GALLERY, London
Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland
Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Anna Zorina Gallery, New York

Publishers: "Movable Types"
Accattone, Brussels
Art Los Angeles Reader, Los Angeles
Bartleby & co., Brussels
Case Publishing, Tokyo
fivehundred places, Berlin
GAGARIN, Antwerp
Hotel, London
Humboldt Books, Milan
Ibid, Los Angeles
Juan de la cosa, Mexico City
Lodret Vandret/One Thousand Books, Copenhagen
Lovely Daze, TaipeiMER.Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent
mono.kultur, Berlin
Monograph Bookwerks, Portland
Night Diver Press, Oakland
Onomatopee, Eindhoven
OSMOS, New York
Printed Matter, New York
Reserve Ames, Los Angeles
Terremoto, Mexico City
WAAP ART, Vancouver
X Artists' Books, Los Angeles
Zulu Press, Mexico City

Salon: "The Academy"
careva contemporary, Riga with Edgars Gluhovs
Castiglioni, Milan with Thomaz Rosa
Downs & Ross, New York with Vikky Alexander
Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna with Lindsay Lawson
Klemm's, Berlin with Renaud Regnery
O - Town House, Los Angeles with Juliette Blightman
PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main with Tobias Donat
Bonny Poon, Paris with Marie Karlberg
Roman Road, London with Alix Marie
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin with Julian Irlinger
Setareh, Düsseldorf with Jim Thorell
Smart Objects, Los Angeles with Paul Rouphail
Sweetwater, Berlin, Berlin with Kayode Ojo
Weiss Berlin, Berlin with Elif Erkan