Frieze Los Angeles 2024: A Confluence of Artistic Visions

The fifth edition of Frieze Los Angeles is set to take place from February 29 to March 3, 2024, at the Santa Monica Airport.

Supported by Deutsche Bank, this year’s fair, directed by Christine Messineo, will feature a custom-designed structure by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of the studio WHY.

This edition’s layout at the airport campus is redesigned to enhance the visitor experience, focusing on both the interior exhibitions and the outdoor spaces. The fair will showcase over 95 exhibitors from 21 countries, emphasizing a strong presence from galleries based in the Greater Los Angeles area, which constitute nearly half of the fair.

The Focus section, curated by Essence Harden of the California African American Museum, will present young and emerging galleries from the United States. This section aims to highlight diverse artistic practices under the theme of ecology.

Messineo has expressed her anticipation for the fair, noting its role in bringing together an international audience to celebrate the vibrancy of the Los Angeles art scene. The fair will feature galleries from across the globe, offering a snapshot of current artistic trends and practices.

Yantrasast has designed the fair layout to be efficient and conducive to art discovery, ensuring a focused art experience inside and a lively atmosphere in the outdoor courtyard. Mark Thomann of WILDING X WHY further describes the outdoor space as a sanctuary centered on food, culture, and community, complementing the art experience.

In addition to the gallery presentations, Frieze Los Angeles will feature site-specific artworks and public activations, continuing its support for local non-profits. The fair will also see the return of the Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award and the Frieze Impact Prize.

Frieze Week will be celebrated citywide with events and activations by leading museums and cultural institutions, offering visitors a comprehensive art experience in Los Angeles.

For more information about the fair, including tickets and programming, visit the Frieze website: https://www.frieze.com/fairs/frieze-los-angeles

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