Everything You Need to Know About the LA Art Show

The LA Art Show is returning January 19-23rd, taking back its rightful place as the winter’s most artistic month in celebration of the arts.

This time around, the LA Art show held at the LA Convention Center, kick-offs the city’s 2022 art season on the heels of an incredibly successful summer bringing the return of DIVERSEartLA. 

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo, this edition will examine not just how the environment is represented in art, but how humanity’s place in the world is depicted. This exhibition will open up an important dialogue about the Earth’s past, present, and future, uniting the community around discussions of the global climate crisis and potential solutions.  

This topic is already at the heart of a growing number of art narratives and DIVERSEartLA is honored to provide it with an additional platform.

For this year’s edition of the highly popular element of the LA Art Show, DIVERSEartLA invites art museums and institutions topartner with Science and Environmental Museums.

Together, they will create an entire world of immersive experiences focusing on the looming impact we all face as the planet warms.
Caichiolo explains, “DIVERSEartLA 2022 will encourage visitors to confront the complex challenges of our global climate crisis and imagine potential solutions.

This topic is at the heart of a growing number of art narratives, including exhibitions built with high-tech innovations, designed to inspire artistic appreciation and the desire to respond to environmental challenges, reinforcing the value of translating environmental advocacy into art.”

The programming is impressive with 8 participating projects:

Dox Contemporary-Prague, the Czech Center New York, and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles present “THE SIGN,” a site specific installation by Swen Leer. We, as a society, obey highway signs and take their truth for granted.

The installation The Sign plugs into this a-priori factuality by mimicking the iconic freeway signage, while communicating an unexpected message that calls to mind the cost of our economical growth and its toll on our planet: “Your children WILL hate you – eventually.”

MUSA, Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara, and MCA Museum of Environmental Science present “THE OTHER WATERFALL & CHAPALA ALSO DROPS ITSELF” by Claudia Rodriguez, both of which reflect the contamination and lack of water that has affected the state of Jalisco, Mexico in the last decades.

MUMBAT Museum of Fine Arts of Tandil and the Museum of Nature and Science Antonio Serrano of Entre Rios Argentina present “THE EARTH’S FRUITS” by Guillermo Anselmo Vezzosi curated by Indiana Gnocchini which is a scientific research project whose ideology culminates with an installation work of a specific ephemeral site, where the waste that takes on a second life is dignified.

 The Museum of Nature of Cantabria Spain contributes with “Our turn to change” by Andrea Juan and Gabriel Penedo Diego, a video-installation. The video installation appeals to the viewer, through images, to awaken to an increasingly worrying reality. Drop by drop, large amounts of ice are lost every second. The Arctic is at minimum levels, Antarctica has lost ice shelves, glaciers have retracted and the oceans levels continue to rise.

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 “Recognizing Skid Row As A Neighborhood:Skid Row Cooling Resources,” curated by Tom Grode highlights that Skid Row is a dynamic, primarily African American, residential neighborhood, not a problem to be fixed. The brutal heat waves of September 2020 created Skid Row Cooling Resources, a collaborative planning effort and think tank to ensure the summer of 2021 and beyond was better for Skid Row residents. Skid Row is a unique Urban Heat Island in the larger Heat Island of Downtown Los Angeles.

TAM Torrance Art Museum presents “Memorial to the Future,” a collaborative art work concerning Climate Change 2022, curated by Max Presneill. Using Brutalist architecture as a reference point that encapsulates both the idealism and abject failure of this model, the collaborations, via photograph and video, highlight the need for immediate action.

They do this not by way of propaganda, but rather via a diversity of photographic concerns that by physical proximity in their installation on a single structure, bring together various viewpoints and interpretations of warning, of caution, of danger in respect of our environment, nature and climate. 

The Environmental Digital Experience by A.Ordoñez delivered by Raubtier Productions & Unicus and curated by Marisa Caichiolo, an immersive experience that shows the viewers a range of climate phenomena, ending on the positive growth of new flora.

Kinking 2022 off with a bang!

The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States, providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors.

This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions.

Attendees are trendsetters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points. Www.laartshow.com

Author: Abel Weiss

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