LA Art Show Returns for 25th Anniversary

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Clarissa Martinez

The LA Art Show kicked off with a calm start on February 6th Thursday morning, allowing attendees a more personal experience with the art pieces.

The Los Angeles Art Show celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Convention Center on Wednesday February 5th through Sunday February 9th. The convention included a variety of modern and contemporary art works. Over 120 galleries were on display from 23 different countries. Art works ranged from sculptures, installations, paintings, photography, fashion, video and design. The show kicked off with an exclusive launch party Wednesday night. Ticket prices for the private party began at $200. General admission tickets were much cheaper Thursday through Sunday, starting at $40 a ticket. The event had a huge turnout over the weekend. Large crowds of people showed up to hang out, eat, have a drink and enjoy the art.

 

The platform “I am going to..” by Adriana Ramirez drew in crowds of people to participate in the interactive art space.

Choose Your Words Wisely

DIVERSEartLA was a platform that focused on local and international art institutions, museums, and non-profit organizations. Their initiative was to spark important dialogue through various art works. These pieces brought up social issues dealing with politics, ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality.

One of the platforms included with DIVERSEartLA was called “I am Going to”. Adriana Ramirez, a conceptual artist based in Columbia, coined her own term “advenbrace”. She defined the term as “being coherent between the future that one imagines, and the actions one does.” Her goal was to inspire people to choose how they want to live their life through the power of language. The interactive art space had stickers spread across the floor with footprints and messages on them. Attendees could step on any sticker they related to most. Ramirez hopes that with this installation, she can “bring to life this new distinction with your own words.”

Iconic Fashion Designer Sue Wong Speaks On Upcoming Film

The event had more to offer than just displays of art. Dialogs LA was a lecture series in which artists and designers had open discussions and interviews. Sue Wong, iconic fashion designer best known for her couture designs, spoke about an upcoming screenplay based on her life. The indie film is going to highlight young Sue growing up in China and coming to America. She talked about the trials and error she faced growing up. Wong hopes to go back to her old village in rural China to do a lot of the filming. For the other half of the film, she plans on capturing her “bohemian life on Venice Beach in Hollywood.” She mentioned the soundtrack to the movie in her panel. Wong said “it’s going to be off the charts” with tracks from artists such as Jimi Hendrix and The Who. The film’s debut is not yet set.

Galleries from all over the world were displayed at the event, showcasing both modern and contemporary art forms.

The Los Angeles Art Show is already planning for next year’s event at the Convention Center. The event will take place on February 10-14th, 2021. It’s a fun and interactive event you don’t want to miss!

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