Issue #177  12/11/2010
Photo L.A. Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary From January 13-17, 2011, in Santa Monica, With Big Changes, Adding Another Day to Its Schedule and a New Tented Canopy Entry, and Joining With Artla Projects

With a 20th anniversary in the offing, Photo L.A. 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 L.A. 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 multi-media 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.

The launch of ArtLA Projects is reportedly a prelude to a much larger ArtLA 2011 that will align with the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Forum, a new art fair in the fall of 2011 created by the team that produces the Armory Show, Art Chicago, Next, Art Toronto and Volta.

Photo L.A. 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.

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:

Saturday, January 15th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar with Weston Naef

10 am, Lyle Ashton Harris Lecture

12 pm, Uta Barth Lecture

2 pm, Michael Light in Conversation with David Ulin

3 pm, The La Brea Matrix Panel Discussion

5 pm, Zoe Crosher Conversation with Jan Tumlir

Sunday, January 16th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar TBA

11 am, Andrew Moore Lecture

1 pm, Troubled Waters Panel Discussion

3 pm, David Taylor Lecture

5 pm, Carole Thompson lecture on William Eggleston

Monday, January 17th

9:30 am, Collecting Seminar TBA

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 .