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Monday, January 10, 2011

Los Angeles Art Show 2011


Presented by the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA) and KR Martindale Show Management, the Los Angeles Art Show 2011 will feature over 100 international exhbitiors, and will include film screenings, live performance art, special exhibit spaces, book signing, and a special events program.

The Chinese Art will be in focus during this 16th edition of the LA Art Show 2011, with a special program featuring Chinese art with accompanying lecture series.
A special exhibit, ‘Three Walkers – Crossing Over’ presented by Guangzhou’s 53 Art Museum, curated and sponsored by the Asian art magazines Art Gallery Magazine and Gallery Sights will feature celebrated artists Feng Feng, Liu Qing-yuan, and Qin Jin. Additionally, The Los Angeles Art Show will showcase a significant number of participating Chinese galleries, most of them will display works outside of China for the first time. Their inclusion will provide attendees with a remarkable opportunity to see what’s really trendy in Asian Art.

China Today will feature a lecture on Contemporary Chinese art led by artist, Tao Dong Dong and a screening of the 2006 documentary, “The Rising Tide” which provides a ‘living sense’of China’s Contemporary art scene.
With the creation of China Today, the fair will offer fresh insights into the contemporary reflection of China’s strong visual arts traditions and their influence the art world.

Included in the Los Angeles Art Show 2011 Special Exhibitions will be: "The Sister Cities of Los Angeles International Art", "Vox Humana", "Flora Kao’s Ghost Grove", presented by the Los Angeles Art Association, and "Rarely/Unseen", a private collection of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

In the same way of last year's edition, the LA Art Show 2011 will open in conjunction with the 26th Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), which will offer collectors and art lovers a comprehensive look at prints in all techniques.

Visitors will have an opportunity to view and purchase fine prints from across a broad spectrum of Old Master, German Expressionist, antique and modern Japanese, 18th and 19th-century European, 19th-century American, American Regionalist, Latin-American, and Modern works to Contemporary masterworks and new editions.

The 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party, taking place on the 19th of January, 2011, will benefit The Art of Elysium, permiting it to expand its program to bring arts to critically ill hospitalized children, continuing to produce original artistic workshops, as well as increase substantially the number of school children who visit the Getty through the Getty Museum’s fully subsidized Title One bus transportation program. This program ensures that as many students as possible from throughout Los Angeles can visit the Getty and experience its collection and the site through guided and self-guided visits, also including architecture and garden tours.

The Los Angeles Art Show takes place on January 19-23, 2011 (20-23 general public) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
General admission to the Los Angeles Art Show is $20. Opening Night Premiere Party: Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Tickets are $125 and $500.
New mobile technology, the free Los Angeles Art Show iPhone app powered by Collectrium, will allow visitors to point their iPhone at any registered artwork exhibited at the fair and add their own notes, bookmark for later, instantly receive extensive information on artist and piece, contact the gallery, or share with friends via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
It willl also permit to view the entire catalogue on their smart phone, read all the programming and scheduling information about the show, and see a map of the fair.
To download this app for free, visit iTunes and type in Collectrium or visit www.collectrium.com/iphone.
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