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Here, Whitewaller shares everything you need to know about Frieze Los Angeles, Felix LA, and the other fairs happening in town this week.
Frieze Los Angeles
VIP preview: Thursday, February 13
Dates: February 14–16
Over 70 exhibitors
Frieze Los Angeles returns for its second iteration, once again hosted at the iconic Paramount Pictures Studios. This year’s edition features initiatives like the returning Frieze Projects (a program of performance, installations, and sculpture co-curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Rita Gonzalez) and Venus Lau’s Frieze Film program, as well as an expanded Frieze Week roster of city-wide exhibitions and events, which coincides with the run of the fair.
Hailing from Brussels to Cape Town and from Mexico City to New York, the international participants include more than 70 new presenters and returning galleries, like Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Gladstone Gallery, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Goodman Gallery, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Jack Shainman Gallery, Various Small Fires, Parker Gallery, House of Gaga, The Pit, Skarstedt, Xavier Hufkens, 303 Gallery, Blum & Poe, Perrotin, Jeffrey Deitch, Gagosian, Lévy Gorvy, OMR, Vermelho, David Zwirner, White Cube, and David Lewis.
VIP preview: Thursday, February 13, 11AM–6PM
Dates: February 13–16
The second edition of Felix LA, which will be held in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, returns to the city with a new layout. Co-founded by Dean Valentine and brothers Al and Mills Morán, the fair puts a focus on creating an intimate, flexible atmosphere that prioritizes connoisseurship, community, and collaboration as a means of creating a relaxed setting for collectors, dealers, and artists to connect.
Hosting a total of 60 galleries, this year’s fair includes 25 newcomers. Visitors at Felix LA can expect to find presentations by names like BANG + Make Room; Grice Bench; 56 Henry; Kavi Gupta; Jack Hanley; Tanya Leighton; Linn Lühnn; mother’s tankstation; Patron; Nino Mier; Marlborough; Sweetwater, Berlin; Soft Opening; ZERO; Kate Werble; and Rental Gallery.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary
VIP Preview: ?
Dates: February 13—16
The 11th edition of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) fair will move to The Hollywood Athletic Club after nine years of being held in Santa Monica. Spread across the club’s two floors, the open-format boutique fair will feature presentations by 45 different galleries. This year’s edition will also see a special collaboration by architecture firm PRODUCTURA and Part Office transforming the iconic Los Angeles space, which was founded in 1924 by Charlie Chaplin.
In past years, ALAC has welcomed presenters from international locations like Berlin, Paris, Porto Cervo, Chicago, Geneva, Denver, and Winnipeg including M+B, Peter Blake Gallery, Bortolami, AA|LA Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, False Flag, Downs & Ross, DOCUMENT, Good Weather, Richard Heller Gallery, Klowden Mann, The Lapis Press, and AWHRHWAR.
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
VIP preview: ?
Dates: February 14–16
More than 45 presentations
Founded by They Co.‘s Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair returns to Los Angeles for its second year. Revolving around the central theme “IN EXCESS,” this year’s iteration will take place in the former Terminal Market Warehouse at 757 South Alameda Street and features almost entirely Los Angeles-based artists, curators, and artist-run spaces.