LA Art Show, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair and the first edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles in April 2013. PHOTO LA
Since 1992, photo l.a. has been instrumental in transforming the art/photography landscape of Los Angeles into the force it has become. The 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition (photo l.a.) takes place January 17-21, 2013 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Collectors, curators and artists converge within this premier platform that presents lectures, panels and collecting seminars for all those compelled to deepen their awareness of the vanguard in photographic arts. Some of photo l.a.’s outstanding programming for this year’s fair includes: Simultaneous upcoming exhibitions of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work at LACMA (Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ) and the Getty (In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe) bring together in discussion LACMA curator Britt Salvesen, Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute, Frances Terpak and James Crump, Chief Curator Cleveland Museum of Art and Producer of the film “Black White + Gray, a Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe.” Author and curator of “The Anxiety of Photography,” Mathew Thompson leads a round table discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists who hybridize photography with another practice to further explore its materiality. Weston Naef, Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum, moderates Collecting: A Critical Perspective, with Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gloria Huyck, Collector, and Kevin Moore, Ph.D., art advisor and author, among others. Collector Manfred Heiting moderates The Photo Book with Taschen Book Editor Dian Hanson, Leadapron’s Jonathan Brown, Nicolas Fahey of Art Book Apps, and Lee Kaplan, Arcana Books on the Arts. Noted photojournalist Bill Eppridge expounds upon his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically the Beatles first US tour and Robert F. Kennedy’s final campaign.