Frieze Los Angeles: Complete Guide to Exhibitions, Events and Parties (Updating)

The premier global art fair makes its first-ever stop on the West Coast, drawing other fairs into its orbit and bringing a wave of art-related events all over the city.
Michael Underwood
The Frieze team (from left): Ari Emanuel, Victoria Siddall, Amanda Sharp and Bettina Korek

Tuesday, Feb. 12

John Baldessari Print Viewing & Happy Hour 
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 4-5 p.m.
Gemini G.E.L. presents John Baldessari's Emoji Series: a variety of multicolor screenprints. The event features a private viewing and happy hour.

Zoe Buckman in Conversation with Lauren Prakke
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 5-7:30 p.m.
A discussion between For Freedoms artist Zoe Buckman and TED speaker Lauren Prakke on using provocative ideas and the arts to create social change.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Print Workshop with Ellen Van Dusen & Pat Kim
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Join designers Ellen Van Dusen and Pat Kim for a collaborative repeat pattern monotype print workshop presented by Design Within Reach

Albert Oehlen Drawings
Gagosian Beverly Hills, 420a North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills
A pop-up exhibition of works by Oehlen, including a floor-to-ceiling site-specific wall drawing as well as a recent painting and a large work on paper. On view through March 2 (Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and open Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to coincide with gallery's presentation at Frieze.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, VIP opening 2 p.m., opening night reception 6-9 p.m.
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 — introducing new visual branding and a reimagined floor design as well as new Salon and Publishing sections.

Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970-1983: Archive Project No. 1
Hauser & Wirth, 901 E. 3rd St., public opening, 3-6 p.m.
The first comprehensive exhibition in L.A. dedicated to the photographer who's shot hundreds of Hollywood stars features more than 4,000 images (through April 14). Also opening today is "Piero Manzoni. Materials of His Time," the first L.A. show of the late Italian artist's work in 20 years (through April 7).

UTA Artist Space and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean Present "Dreamweavers"
UTA Artist Space, 403 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills, 6-8 p.m.
The opening of UTA's latest exhibition, a group show curated by Nicola Vassell that "contemplates the surreal in society against a vigorously shifting 21st century" ... "through the lens of artists who operate from a deeply imaginative, often provocative, psychological space." On the walls will be works by Nick Cave, Karon Davis, Cy Gavin, David Hammons, Hector Hyppolite, Arthur Jafa, Pope L, Deana Lawson, Kerry James Marshall, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Noah Purifoy, Tschabalala Self, Ming Smith, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White and Kehinde Wiley, among others.

Soho House + BMW i Art Talk “My Favorite Space”
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
BMW i, Soho House West Hollywood host a discussion featuring Kulapat Yantrasast, founder and creative director of wHY, artist Thomas Demand and moderator Jessica Kantor. The focus? "My Favorite Space." A cocktail reception follows the discussion. The event is part of a collaboration between Soho House and BMW I on an international program of events and experiences focusing on art, innovation and design throughout Soho locations in Europe and North America.

Rimowa x Alex Israel
Rimowa Pop-Up Installation, 8495 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 4-6 p.m.
Private, invite-only preview celebrating the Rimowa x Alex Israel collaboration. Party features immersive experience, music, special surprises and refreshments.

Who is Oliver? 
Leclaireur Los Angeles, 450 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 8-10 p.m.
Oliver Peoples hosts a private exhibition of portraits curated by Tasya van Ree in honor of Frieze Los Angeles with a DJ set by Mia Moretti. The exhibit draws inspiration from The Oliver and Oliver Sun, Oliver Peoples latest icon and first namesake frame of the brand. Portraits include Mia Moretti, Alana Hadid, Brad Elterman, Natalie Bergman, Giampiero Tagliaferri, Marc Ange, Brandon Boyd, Hanane El Moutii, Fatima Robinson, Xuly Robinson, Dan Brunn, Nadia Sarwar, Ali Silverstein, Sarah Lineberger, Eva Doležalová, Ivan Comas Sebastien Leon and Ivan Olita.

Surf Air + Paddle8
Petit Ermitage Rooftop, 8822 Cynthia St., 5-8 p.m.
A private cocktail celebration to kick off the weekend during Frieze. On the menu: caviar by Imperia, champagne by Ruinart, mezcal bar by Gem&Bolt. Special guests include Alex Gilkes with his girlfriend, tennis legend Maria Sharapova; Tobey Maguire; Scott Campbell; Stefan Ashkenazy; Philip Colbert; Toby Knott; Andre Balazs; and others. 

No Ordinary Love
W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., 7-11 p.m.
Artist and co-founder of Beautify Earth, Ruben Rojas, and W are hosting an artistic and charitable event (on Rojas's birthday), during which he will unveil a custom graffiti wall mural titled “You Belong Here." For the first hour, guests will receive a glass of Pommery champagne while having the chance to participate in an auction that will include a Ducati bike. Proceeds benefit Paws for Life K9 Rescue, Motorcycle Missions, the Johnny Mac Soldier's Fund and Team Red White & Blue.

Nightlife by Baby's All Right
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 8-11 p.m.
A series of DJ sets and performances curated by Billy Jones of Brooklyn-based venue Baby's All Right.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Conversation & Breakfast with Jill Magid and Jill Soloway
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 9-11 a.m.
Fathomers presents a conversation between artists Jill Magid (The Proposal) and Jill Soloway (Transparent) about power, intimacy and what it means to challenge a system within.

Graye and Farrow & Ball
Graye, 1026 N. Sycamore Ave., 10 a.m.
In celebration of Frieze, Graye unveils a large scale installation by Ali Silverstein curated by Posner Fine Art in collaboration with Farrow & Ball. The exterior of the newly opened Hollywood contemporary design showroom will be covered by a giant canvas featuring Silverstein's signature palette and style. 

Rimowa x Alex Israel
Rimowa Pop-Up Installation, 8495 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Explore the installation celebrating the Rimowa x Alex Israel collaboration. Party features immersive experience, music, special surprises and refreshments.

Rosetta Getty & Hayden Dunham
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 4-6:30 p.m.
Cultured contributing writer Alexandra Pechman joins fashion designer Rosetta Getty and sculptor Hayden James in conversation.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-6.p.m.

Felix L.A. Art Fair
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., VIP opening 2-6 p.m.; public opening 6-10 p.m.
The inaugural edition of Felix — founded by former UPN CEO and onetime Walt Disney TV president Dean Valentine — opens with a number of presentations that nod to Hollywood architecture and landmarks. Exhibitions and special projects will be installed in suites, public spaces and poolside bungalows featuring 40 galleries. More information can be found here.

  • Hip Hop Performance featuring BennY Revival, nolanberollin, BBY Kodie and Lil Altima Riven, with sounds by Paul T. (Sarcastic) at the David Hockney Pool, 9 p.m.

Frieze Los Angeles VIP Preview Day + Champagne Toast
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
VIP invite-only event to celebrate the inaugural event, which boasts boasts 70 high-profile galleries from across the city and around the world, alongside a curated program of talks, site-specific artists’ projects and films alongside pop-ups from creative enterprises, non-profits, magazines, restaurants and bars.
Site-specific artworks on Paramount's New York backlot during the fair almost all touch on some aspect of Hollywood's artifice and history, as well as the complicated rapport between L.A. and New York. Artists include Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Tino Sehgal, Sarah Cain, Karon Davis, Patrick Jackson, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Catharine Czudej, Cayetano Ferrer, Hannah Greely, Trulee Hall, Kori Newkirk, Eugenia Butler, Max Hooper Schneider and Shahryar Nashat.

  • Work from filmmaker Cecile B. Evans will screen at Paramount Theatre, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Kristy Edmunds, who heads UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, in conversation with collector and philanthropist Susan Nimoy, arts philanthropist Sarah Arison and Marciano Foundation artistic director Olivia Marciano, moderated by Kickstarter's Patton Hindle in the Sherry Lansing Theatre, 5:00 p.m.
  • The fourth title in the "Second Summer of Love" series, produced by Frieze in collaboration with Gucci, celebrates Detroit and Berlin techno music culture. Jenn Nkiru's film premieres at 8 p.m.

Nightlife by Baby's All Right
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 6:30-11 p.m.
A series of DJ sets and performances curated by Bill Jones of the Brooklyn-based venue Baby's All Right.

Bombay Sapphire x Max’s Kansas City Project Exhibition
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave., 7:30-8:30 p.m. cocktails, 8:30 p.m. dinner
Bombay Sapphire celebrates its global partnership with Frieze Art Fairs by transforming a townhouse at Paramount studios into the Bombay Bar & Lounge inspired by Max's Kansas City, featuring a collection of artwork donated by MKC alumni. Items on display are all part of the Bombay Sapphire x Max’s Kansas City Project Exhibition museum-quality pop culture collection. The exhibition will be open to Frieze ticket holders during operating hours Feb. 15-17.  

Friday, Feb. 15

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-6.p.m.

  • Artists Zina Saro-Wiwa and Michael Subotzky discuss "Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa" — an upcoming exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA — with Fowler Curator of African Arts Erica P. Jones at 12 p.m.

Felix L.A. Art Fair
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Sex Sells: A double feature of Brian de Palma films Blow Out and Dressed to Kill at the David Hockney Pool, 8-11 p.m.

Rimowa x Alex Israel
Rimowa Pop-Up Installation, 8495 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Explore the installation celebrating the Rimowa x Alex Israel collaboration. Party features immersive experience, music, special surprises and refreshments.

Restorative Adaptation
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 12-2 p.m.
In collaboration with MAK Center for Art & Architecture and The Financial Times, Frieze Los Angeles architect Kulapat Yantrasast in conversation with Frank Escher, Ravi Gunewardena, Kelly Sawdon, Barbara Bestor and Tyler Stonebreaker to discuss recent adaptive reuse projects in Los Angeles.

stARTup 
The Kinney Venice Beach, 737 W. Washington Blvd., VIP Previews: First Look, 12-2 p.m.; viewing hours 2-6 p.m.; public opening Night Party, 7-10 p.m.  
The self-consciously capitalized stARTup art fair returns to L.A. for its fourth year. This time more than 70 artists taking over The Kinney Venice Beach hotel for three days. Bypassing the traditional gallery system, stARTup connects artists — most from California and the Western U.S. — directly with buyers. 

Frieze Los Angeles Preview & Private View
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave., 2-8 p.m.

  • Michael Govan, head of LACMA, along with the deputy directors of the California African American Museum, Naima Keith, and the Getty Research Institute, Andrew Perchuk, and The Underground Museum's director, Megan Steinman, will speak on broadening the ethnic diversity of collections and exhibitions (moderated by In Other Words' Charlotte Burns) at the Sherry Lansing Theater at noon.
  • L.A. based Iranian-American artist painter and filmmaker Tala Madani — known for her unflattering, violent and hilarious depictions of men — will screen seven animations at Paramount Theatre, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • Rafa Esparza, best known for his recent work with ICA LA and his participation in the 2016 edition of "Made in L.A." at the Hammer Museum, with Ron Athey, a body artist known for his extreme performances
  • Architect Frank Gehry with the Swiss collector Maja Hoffman of LUMA Foundation and the influential curator Hans Ulrich Obrist of London's Serpentine Galleries — part of Frieze L.A.'s Conversations on Patronage — at the Sherry Lansing Theatre, 5 p.m.
  • Director Werner Herzog will join New York artist-filmmakers Tom Sachs and Van Neistat in conversation after a screening of Sachs' Paradox Bullets, starring the filmmaker and Ed Ruscha, presented by Gagosian, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

SPRING/BREAK LA
The Stalls at Skylight Row, 1925 E. 8th St., VIP opening night, 5-9 p.m.
SPRING/BREAK LA will occupy a series of 32 former vegetable containment units several blocks from downtown’s Arts District. The fair — imported from NYC where it’s a quirky pop-by for the likes of Adam Driver, Lourdes Leon and David Byrne — invites independent curators to organize mini shows around a theme (this week’s is FACT/FICTION) with experimental, immersive installations featuring painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance work.

1stdibs Presents Exhibition by Mattia Biagi
BADD House, 114 Horn Ave., West Hollywood, 8-10 p.m.
1stdibs, the global destination for collectors and dealers, hosts a multi-sensory exhibition produced by Italian multimedia artist Mattia Biagi titled “Metropolitan Sets." The installation features original art by Biagi curated alongside selections of furniture, lighting and objects from 1stdibs. Smoke, light and sound will be manipulated within the venue for an immersive experience.

Nightlife by Baby's All Right
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 8-11 p.m.
DJ sets and performances curated by Billy Jones of the Brooklyn-based venue Baby's All Right.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Ceci n'est pas un Bus Tour
Paramount Studios pickup, Los Angeles, 1 p.m. and ride lasts three hours
An exclusive artist and comedian-led open-air bus tour starring Nao Bustamante, Salina EsTitties and Jen Stark. Presented by ICA LA in partnership with Curate LA to celebrate the inaugural Frieze LA. According to the invite: “Inspired by the city’s archetypal Starline Tours — popular with tourists — Ceci n'est pas un Bus Tour will meet at the metaphorical junction of art and entertainment. Hop on board, sit back, and feel the wind in your hair as your special hosts embark on a surreal journey of twists and turns, stereotype, and possibly some facts, through Hollywood.” A cocktail hour will break up the ride, held at the residence of Marija Karan and Joel Lubin in the Hollywood Hills. Ceci n'est pas un Bus Tour ticket holders will receive a complimentary day pass to Frieze L.A.

Interactive Brunch Experience
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A brunch discussion featuring Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Louis Perez III and Allison Wolfe with a synthesis of design aesthetics from each resulting in a custom piece and tattoo session for one lucky guest.

Rimowa x Alex Israel
Rimowa Pop-Up Installation, 8495 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Explore the installation celebrating the Rimowa x Alex Israel collaboration. Party features immersive experience, music, special surprises and refreshments.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • L.A.-based artist Eric Wesley will activate his on-site project at ALAC in a conversation with Contemporary Art Daily founder Forrest Nash, 12:00 p.m.
  • Taipei-based multimedia practitioner Charwei Tsai and Kit Hammonds, Curator at Museo Jumex, in conversation at 4 p.m.

Felix L.A. Art Fair
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Legendary downtown L.A. music space Zebulon presents Ghanaian musician SK KaKraba, Paz Lenchantin of Pixies, harpist Shelley Burgon and singer-songwriter Jessica Tonder at the Theater at the Hollywood Roosevelt, 8-11 p.m.

Frieze Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave., 12-7 p.m.

  • Work from filmmaker Cecile B. Evans will screen at Paramount Theatre, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Filmmaker Cauleen Smith in conversation with Sondra Perry, known for her work in video and performance, at the Sherry Lansing Theatre, 5:00 p.m.

stARTup 
The Kinney Venice Beach, 737 W. Washington Blvd., 12-9 p.m.

SPRING/BREAK LA
The Stalls at Skylight Row, 1925 E. 8th St., 12-8 p.m.

Leclaireur LA + Ben Medansky's "Stacks"
Leclaireur, 450 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 4-6 p.m.
Leclaireur hosts an aperitivo for the unveiling of artist and sculptor Ben Medansky’s large-scale and handmade “Stacks," which will be housed within the courtyard of the L.A. gallery.

British Pop Artist Philip Colbert’s First U.S. Solo Show
Saatchi Gallery, 8070 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles (former Taschen space), 6-9 p.m.
Presented by Unit London, Saatchi Gallery presents a pop-up space to shine a spotlight on the young Brit pop artist and premiere his collaboration with auctioneer Simon de Pury. The event marks Saatchi’s first temporary gallery space in L.A. Curated by Sasha Craddock, the show features a series of large-scale paintings and sculptures along with a virtual reality experience designed to give guests the opportunity to immerse themselves with Colbert’s Lobster alter ego in his World of Art.

BMW i + Frieze Music
NeueHouse, 6121 Sunset Blvd., 9 p.m.
In celebration of a long-term collaboration, BMW, NeueHouse and Frieze present Frieze Music, curated by Hamza Walker in collaboration with Blue Note Records. The event features Robert Glasper with Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge, Ambrose Akinmusire and DJ Jahi Sundance.

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Art Auction
Werkartz, 1667 North Main St., Los Angeles, 6-9 p.m.
Paddle8 partners with Rema Hort Mann Foundation for an auction of nearly 50 artworks. Proceeds from the event — featuring works by Evan Nesbit, Trudy Benson, Kon Trubkovich and more — benefit the Quality of Life Cancer Grant, Emerging Artist Grant, and Artist Community Engagement Grant.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-6.p.m.

  • L.A.-based artist Ry Rocklen and Frederick Janka, executive director of Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, in conversation about what is bringing the contemporary art world to Ojai at 2 p.m.

Felix L.A. Art Fair
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kusama: Infinity with Director Heather Lenz
NeueHouse Screening Room, 6121 Sunset Blvd. 3:30-6 p.m.
In collaboration with Women Under the Influence, a screening of the documentary about the top-selling female artist in the world, Karen Kusama, with post-screening Q&A with director Heather Lenz.

Frieze Los Angeles
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5515 Melrose Ave., 12-6 p.m.

  • L.A. based Iranian-American artist painter and filmmaker Tala Madani — known for her unflattering, violent and hilarious depictions of men — will screen seven animations at Paramount Theatre, noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • L.A. painter Mary Weatherford in conversation with USC art historian Suzanne Hudson at the Sherry Lansing Theatre, 3:30 p.m.
  • Installation artist Liz Larner with poet Ariana Reines at the Sherry Lansing Theatre, 3:30 p.m.

stARTup 
The Kinney Venice Beach, 737 W. Washington Blvd., 12-7 p.m.

SPRING/BREAK LA
The Stalls at Skylight Row, 1925 E. 8th St., 12-8 p.m.

Claire Evans in Conversation
The Table, 6121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 6-8 p.m.
In collaboration with dosist, Claire Evans in conversation with Refik Anadol, Ross, Goodwin & Kenric McDowell about how machine intelligence is profoundly reshaping what it means to make art in the 21st century and beyond.