This year’s special programs are, Open Platform Speaker Series, Installations, Artillery Lounge, Artillery Magazine Video Lounge, CO/Lab, BOOM/MFA Exhibit and the most important, the Market Café Bar.
Open Platform is a curated series of area collectors, gallerists, museum directors, curators, scholars and critic. Aandrea Stang, Senior Education Program Manager for The Museum of Contemporary Art , Los Angles is organizing the program. Topics include some fascinating ones; video artists working under the massive shadow of Hollywood, the impact of art in Los Angeles in the past 35 years, performance art in Los Angeles and more.
Installation, Art Platform Los Angeles’ Concourse projects space will be home to a series of projects by area galleries and non profits. This are, L.A. Mart Lobby, will also have sculpture projects by leading contemporary artists.
Artillery Lounge (from the folks at Artillary Magazine; Killer Text On Art), The magazine is celebrating its fifth anniversary. This loung will be on the concourse level and consist of a happy hout bar, liver performances, cutting edge videos and, a place to take a breather.
Artillary Magazine Video Lounge, curated by Paul Young of Young Projects. Young Projects was founded to help alter perception—specifically your perception (and mine I suppose) of moving imagery. They want to challenge the traditions put in place by film and television and creat a concrete art form like painting, sculpture and photography. This venue is for such experimental film artists to explore their medium.
Co/Lab, is a joining of 19 dnon-profit art groups. This is their first year at Art Platform-Los Angeles. This is an opportunity for those visiting Art Platform to survey Los Angeles art scene and its emerging artists
BOOM/MFA Exhibition is collection of 40 MFA students and recent graduates of Southern California art schools. The space is 7000 square feet and includes numerous different mediums. The exhibition was curated by Ali Subotnick, curater of the Hammer Museum.