LOS ANGELES.- Frieze
today gave initial details of Frieze Los Angeles 2023, which this year will debut the new location of Santa Monica Airport and take place from February 16-19, 2023. Led by Christine Messineo, Friezes Director of Americas, the fair will feature over 120 galleries from 22 countries around the world, and will include major world-leading galleries alongside some of the most exciting emerging spaces for contemporary art. Positioned in the Southeast corner of the airfield, the fair will occupy multiple sites across the property and will once again be designed by Kulapat Yantrasasts WHY studio.
The new location of the fair will allow for an expanded footprint and a wider selection of galleries, alongside collaborations with nonprofit organizations, as well as a series of new ambitious activations, and pop-ups from some of Los Angeles' most beloved restaurants. This years list of participating galleries sees an added emphasis on exhibitors with a specialism in the 20th century, particularly those who show work by artists who may have been previously overlooked. The Focus section of the fair, dedicated to galleries aged 12 years and younger, will be curated for the second year by Amanda Hunt, alongside new Associate Curator Sonya Tamaddon, and have a broader remit, welcoming participants from across the US. The fairs curated program, Frieze Projects, will see new developments that embrace the expanded physical space and include collaborations with Art Production Fund and Jay Ezra Nayssan, founder and director of Del Vaz Projects, as well as key initiatives such as the Frieze Impact Award. Frieze Los Angeles is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank, which in 2023 celebrates 20 years in partnership with Frieze and a shared commitment to artistic excellence. The 2023 fair will see the return of the much-celebrated Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, a development program supporting emerging Los Angeles-based filmmakers.
Christine Messineo, Director of Americas, Frieze, said: I am proud that support for Frieze Los Angeles continues to grow as we move to a new, expanded location with many galleries participating for the first time. In 2023, we will also push beyond the borders of the fair and encourage our visitors to explore everything LAs West Side has to offer, from major institutions to smaller spaces that form the fabric of the citys art community. Together with my colleagues, I am delighted that Frieze will support and celebrate that community in 2023.
Kulapat Yantrasast, WHY, added: Launching off from the Santa Monica Airport, the fourth Frieze Los Angeles represents the spirit of rejuvenation of this beloved airport and its neighborhood, as well as the broadest expansion of our communities of art and cultures in California.
The main section of the fair will see a strong line-up of galleries from across the greater Los Angeles region namely: Blum & Poe, The Box, Château Shatto, Commonwealth and Council, Jeffrey Deitch, David Kordansky Gallery, Regen Projects and Various Small Fires (VSF). This selection of exhibitors will be complemented by leading international names such as Sadie Coles HQ, Paula Cooper Gallery, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Gallery Hyundai, Pace Gallery, Thaddaeus Ropac, and David Zwirner, alongside first-time exhibitors including Canada, Tiwani Contemporary, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Kukje Gallery, Proyectos Monclova, Nicola Vassell and Welancora Gallery. In a new development, the expanded footprint of the fair will allow for a wider selection of galleries featuring 20th-century art, with an emphasis on showing work by overlooked figures and rarely seen practices. These participants will be shown in the Barker Hanger, which sits adjacent to the tent on the airport property, and include Berggruen Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Donald Ellis Gallery, Hakgojae Gallery, L.A. Louver, Luhring Augustine, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and Parrasch Heijnen.
The Focus section of the fair will evolve in 2023, to include participants from across the US, with galleries from cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York, expanding on the remit of previous years which saw exhibitors hailing solely from the Los Angeles region. This section of the fair is overseen by Amanda Hunt (Head of Public Engagement, Learning and Impact (PELI) at Walker Art Center) and Sonya Tamaddon (Independent Curator) and will showcase some of todays most exciting emerging spaces such as Chris Sharp, Dreamsong, Kristina Kite, Make Room,
Nonaka Hill, Ochi Projects, Parker Gallery, Patron, Paul Soto/Park View, regularnormal, Sebastian Gladstone, Sow & Tailor, and Stars.
Galleries participating in the fair will also benefit from the digital reach of Frieze Viewing Room, which will open February 9, ahead of the fair, offering a first look at the galleries and programming, and close February 20.
In addition, an expanded Frieze Week program of exhibitions and events across the city will begin on February 13 and run throughout the fair. Frieze Week will encompass a broad spectrum of programming at galleries, museums, civic organizations, and other artist-driven spaces, celebrating and showcasing the many communities which make up LAs dynamic art landscape. Major institutional exhibitions taking place throughout the week include: Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898 1971 at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures; William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows at The Broad; Alicia Piller: Within and Strings of Desire at Craft Contemporary; Uta Barth: Peripheral Vision at The Getty Center; Bridget Riley Drawings: from the Artists Studio at The Hammer Museum; Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 19521982 and New Abstracts: Recent
Acquisitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Henry Taylor: B Side and Simone Forti at MOCA Grand Avenue.