Santa Monica, CA (Hollywood Today) 1/18/2013
Photo l.a. returned to Santa Monica for its 22nd Edition - and 4 more days to go.
Photos & facts by Karen Ostlund
|Tiffany Trenda performed “Body Code” live during photo l.a.’s opening night last night.
|“Body Code” was a live performance that focuses on the toxicity of man-made chemicals and how these harmful substances affect the human body. We are creating a hazardous material which simultaneously, destroys our bodies. The work is interactive by encouraging the viewer to scan the artist’s body with their smart phone.
The scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit, will take them to a certain page found on the Body Code website. Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read Google searches consisting of two key words: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part. The piece has internationally exhibited at Context Art Miami and Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland.
Tiffany Trenda performed
(photo credit:X. Eskandar)
JANUARY 18th – 21st, 2013
SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM
Congressman Tom LeBonge (right)
Photo l.a. – the longstanding photographic art exposition, returned to the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium last night for its 22nd edition. The show will run daily through January 21, 2013. Continuing the discourse on photography’s place in the fine arts, photo l.a. provides dealers from around the globe a platform for the exhibition of vintage masterworks and contemporary photography, as well as video and multimedia installations creating the juxtaposition that differentiates photo l.a. from the rest.
Over the last two decades, photo l.a. has exhibited more than 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers, as well as presented more than 200 lectures and collecting seminars to the public. photo l.a. offers a dynamic experience for visitors while also attracting over 11,000 interested collectors, curators and dealers of photography annually.
Photos by Steve Schapiro of Martin Luther King 1965
In addition to the continuation of the lectures, panels, book signings and special installations, photo l.a. is pleased to introduce photoBOOK LA, a new platform for publishers and book artists with guest reviewers offering feedback to photographers on their book proposals.
Following the overwhelming success of the Emerging Focus Educational series during last year’s exposition, photo l.a. is announcing its affiliation with Emerging Focus Photo Expo, which will be held across the street at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. Master classes on photography and portfolio reviews will be part of the schedule.
Alec Byrne’s photo of Paul McCartney 1970
Photo l.a. 2013′s speakers, panels, roundtables, book signings and installations include:
Mapplethorpe at LACMA and the Getty — Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator Britt Salvesen (Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ) and Curator of Photographs at the Getty Research Institute, Francis Terpak (In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe), will discuss the simultaneous exhibitions of the artist’s work.
Mike Spitz book about mental illness
Matthew Thompson — curator and author of “The Anxiety of Photography” — will lead a round table discussion with a mix of younger Los Angeles artists including Andrea Longacre-White, Anthony Pearson and David Benjamin Sherry, who hybridize photography with some other media to explore its materiality.
Bill Eppridge — noted photojournalist — lectures on his experiences documenting the 1960s, specifically, Robert F. Kennedy’s final campaign.
Meg Partridge — filmmaker — will speak about her father, Rondal Partridge, and his photographic work. Rondal Partridge was the son of Imogen Cunningham, whose mentors and colleagues included Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.
Bill Eppridge’s photos of Robert F. Kennedy
Josephine Sacabo — photographer — will discuss her trajectory from a documentary street photographer to her current work using the etched photogravure as her exclusive form of printmaking.
POINT OF VIEW — selections from Los Angeles collectors will be exhibited with some collectors elaborating on their collecting motivations at a round table discussion.
Artillery Magazine hosts one of its infamous Face Off Debates.
New Sales Platforms roundtable with Heritage Auctions, 1stdibs and artnet.
Private docent tours of the fair with experts in the field of photography: Gordon Baldwin (former Curator, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum), Deborah Bell (Vice President, Specialist Head of Photographs Department), Weston Naef (Curator Emeritus, Dept. of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum)
for open hours.
January 18th – 21st, 2013
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA90401-3209