Art Los Angeles Contemporary, or ALAC for insiders, is a bit of a glamorous art fair. In a press release the fair boasts past visits of celebs like Orlando Bloom and Jane Fonda. Well, it’s a home game for those who live near the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, where the fair takes place. But if you’re not into celeb-sightings so much, you should go for the art. It’s worldwide, it’s high end and it’s inspiring.
The fair hosts international galleries, from Reykjavik to Toronto or Tokyo. They all show a selection of the artists they represent. Some of them boost the careers of individual artists by only showing works by one of their artists. For example Jeff Zilm, who makes dreamy and mysterious images with gelatin on film, like the one below. He is presented by his gallery AND NOW from Dallas, USA.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary hosts 16 galleries that have never exhibited there before. Needless to say that for these galleries it’s an honor to be selected. A great chance for them and their artists to enter a greater market. One of them is the Johann König gallery from Berlin. They represent the artist Jeppe Hein, who seems promising this year. His mirroring stainless steel works are unlike any mirror you know, see the image below.