Issue #178  1/5/2011
Photo L.A. Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary From January 13-17, 2011, in Santa Monica; William Eggleston and Stephen Shore Will Be The Honored Guests At Thursday Night Benefit Preview For Lacma Photo Dept.

With a 20th anniversary in the offing, Photo LA will now join with ArtLA Projects and will tack on another day to its schedule, plus will add an elegant new tented canopy entry. The show will now run from Thursday, January 13, through Monday, January 17, 2011 at the Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Photo LA XX, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, is the longest running art fair west of New York and is one of the largest photo-based art fairs in the country and internationally. It brings together photography dealers from around the globe, displaying the finest contemporary photography, video and multimedia installations along with masterworks from the 19th and 20th century.

ArtLA was created in 2004 as a public event bringing together a mix of national and international galleries, artists, collectors and curators for a visual dialogue on the current art scene. Its ongoing commitment to presenting the most challenging art being produced today has led to the creation of artLA projects, an ongoing city-wide program of dynamic and innovative installations, exhibitions, seminars and conversations with established and cutting-edge artists in all media.

Photo L.A. XX + ArtLA projects, returns to the historic Santa Monica Civic Center with an added 7,000 sq. ft. tented canopy entry. This grand entrance will provide space for sculpture, installations, book signings and seating. Attendees will enjoy an expansive lobby that includes a Phaidon bookstore, seating area, café, coffee bar and cupcake corner. There is a new VIP balcony lounge and video viewing area.

Programming for Photo LA XX + artLA projects includes an exclusive screening of controversial artist David Wojnarowicz's Smithsonian censored video, "A Fire in My Belly.”

ArtLA projects will be providing activities for children at the Little Collector Lounge, which will be open to the public throughout the run of the fair.

Photo LA XX will host the benefit preview reception for the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at LACMA on the evening of January 13th from 6-9 pm. Artists William Eggleston and Stephen Shore will be the Honored Guests.

For information and how to order tickets to the benefit, go to: http://www.lacma.org/photola . Benefit tickets are $80 and include cocktails and light refreshments as well as a fabulous night of photography on display by over 56 national and international galleries. Tickets will be held at the Will Call table at the fair and include a one-day return pass. Please note: there is a $2 per ticket service fee for online purchases. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Regular exhibit show hours will run Friday, January 14-Sunday, January 16, from 11 am-7 pm; and on the new day, Monday, January 17, from 11 am-6 pm.

Programming includes off-site events, collecting seminars, a panel discussion, Troubled Waters (on photography's impact on environmental issues), and The La Brea Matrix Project--in addition to lectures by Uta Barth, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael Light, Andrew Moore, and David Taylor, among others. The tentative programming schedule follows:

Friday, January 14th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar TBA

12 pm, Christina Caputo and Alex Klein, Panel Discussion "Words Without Pictures Revisited"

2 pm, Rex Weiner, Lecture "On Independent Printing and Publishing"

4 pm, Jeff Sheng in Conversation with Kaycee Olsen

6 pm, Melanie Willhide in Conversation with Kaycee Olsen

Saturday, January 15th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar with Chrissy Crawford Malone

10 am, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lecture

12 pm, Uta Barth, Lecture

1 pm, Arthur Tress, Signing of His New Book "Skate Park", also at other times in the Contemporary Works/Vintage Works booth (B-401)

2 pm, Michael Light in Conversation with David Ulin

3 pm, The La Brea Matrix, Panel Discussion with Stephen Shore

4 pm, Ron Jude. Book-signing at Artbook|D.A.P. Booth

5 pm, Zoe Crosher in Conversation with Jan Tumlir

5 pm, Joey L. Meet and Greet at the Photokunst booth

Sunday, January 16th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar with Weston Naef

11 am, Andrew Moore, Lecture

1 pm, Troubled Waters, Panel Discussion, including Ernest H. Brooks II, Jean Michel Cousteau, Jeanne Falk Adams, Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, Arthur Ollman, and moderator Doug Stewart. The panel will explore black and white photography as a voice for the marine environment.

3 pm, David Taylor, Lecture

5 pm, Carole Thompson, Lecture "William Eggleston's Staggering Achievement"

Monday, January 17th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar with Julie Rose Novakoff, Principal of Nova Fine Art, LLC

1 pm, Sara Terry and Amy Arbus, Panel Discussion "Two Approaches towards Story Telling"

3 pm, Dawn of Man, Panel Discussion "Guerrillaism 101" Illegal Projections in Urban Spaces

4 pm, Nic Rad, Performance "The Celebritist Manifesto"

5 pm, Josh Peters in Conversation with Geoff Tuck

Lectures and panel discussions are held at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 1707 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, located across the street from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Collecting Seminars will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Additional programming will be announced. For more details on the show, you can go to: http://www.photola.com . To contact show management, phone: 1-323-937-5525; fax: 1-323-937-5523; or for general information: info@artla.net , or info@photola.com .