The Frieze Week art fair in Los Angeles will take place from February 16 to 19 at a new location in the Santa Monica Airport. This year, over 120 galleries will be participating in the fair, which will feature a range of exhibitions and installations, many events will include spots in West Hollywood. The fair will be held inside the Barker Hanger and a large tent that was specially designed by WHY Architecture. The move to the airport location will allow for an expansion of both the physical space and the ambitions of the fair, according to Christine Messineo, the fair director of Frieze, Americas.
One of the highlights of the fair will be the Frieze Projects: Now Playing collaboration with Art Production Fund, which will showcase a variety of sculptures and installations, including Chris Burden’s 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper and Ruben Ochoa’s mobile art gallery, Class C, housed inside a former tortilla delivery van. Another exciting feature will be the Frieze Projects: Against the Edge, which will encompass five off-site activations curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan of the nonprofit Del Vaz Projects. These activations will include a show of work by the late artist Julie Becker exhibited inside the Santa Monica childhood home of Shirley Temple.
In addition to these exhibitions, the fair will also include a focus section that will spotlight galleries that have been in operation for 12 years or fewer. General admission tickets for the fair start at $102 and can be purchased through frieze.com. Overall, the Frieze Los Angeles promises to be an exciting and innovative event for art lovers and collectors alike.
Some of the events happening Wednesday, February 15:
- Hauser & Wirth will inaugurate its second L.A. gallery at its new space in West Hollywood with the George Condo exhibit People Are Strange. 8980 Santa Monica Blvd.
- Sized gallery and Pin-Up magazine join together to throw a late-night party at Sunset at the West Hollywood Edition with music by Avalon Lurks, Dese and Bebe. 9040 W. Sunset Blvd.
Matthew Marks Gallery opens a show of work by the artist Martin Puryear. 1062 N. Orange Grove, West Hollywood
Fairchain co-founders Charlie Jarvis and Max Kendrick and artist Jaé Joseph host a Frieze Week happy hour on the roof of the West Hollywood Edition hotel. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
Thursday, February 16 will include the following event in West Hollywood:
The West Hollywood Edition hotel, Henzel Studio and Jwan Yosef will host an opening reception for an exhibition showcasing the studio’s artist-designed carpets in the lobby of the property. Participating artists include Sue Webster & Tim Noble and Jake & Dinos Chapman. 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
Friday, February 17 will include:
At Holloway House, The Here and There Collective (THAT) and ARTNOIR will hold a private panel discussion on representation in creative industries. 8465 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood.
Saturday, February 18:
Curators Gemma Rolls-Bentley (chief curator at Avant Arte) and Jack Siebert host a private artists brunch at Soho House West Hollywood. 9200 Sunset Blvd.
Karma presents a talk with artists Peter Halley and Tala Madani, moderated by curator Tim Griffin amid the gallery’s new exhibition of paintings by Halley. 7351 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.
To get a full listing of all the Frieze Week L.A. art showings throughout the Los Angeles area, visit: