October 2018 Program

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Discover and buy direct from 130 talented independent emerging artists, all hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. 

View the October 2018 exhibitor list

MINI: CREATED IN A COUNTRYMAN PROJECT

Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded that the grandest things can arrive in seemingly small packages. “Created in a Countryman” is a creative collaboration with animator Kirsten Lepore that highlights the versatile cargo space of the MINI Countryman.



GUEST ARTIST GARY BASEMAN & THE PURR ROOM

The Other Art Fair is thrilled to unveil exciting new works created exclusively for the fair by Guest Artist Gary Baseman.

As Guest Artist, Gary Baseman will create an immersive experience called The Purr Room and offer two new limited edition prints for purchase—available exclusively at the fair.

Find out more here.

31 WOMEN

Drawing inspiration from Peggy Guggenheim's landmark 1943 show 'Exhibition by 31 Women' and marking our 31st global edition, The Other Art Fair are thrilled to dedicated a section of our Fall LA fair to rising female art stars.

Curated by Kate Bryan, Arts Broadcaster and Head of Collections for Soho House and Co. globally, 31 Women marks the 31st edition of The Other Art Fair and the 75th year anniversary of the iconic exhibition of the same name at Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery, Art of This Century.

31 women takes the form of a small exhibition within the main context of the fair, highlighting one work each by 31 female artists who are all participating in The Other Art Fair LA. This mini salon draws together sculpture, collage, neon, photography, figurative and abstract painting in the same inclusive spirit of Guggenheim’s original show.

The original 31 women took place in January 1943 at Guggenheim’s New York gallery. It was the first exhibition of its kind to highlight women artists who were largely absent from mainstream gallery and museum shows. Over 7 decades later permanent collections in museums across Europe and North America have on average only 3-5% artwork by female artists. At best you can hope to see women’s artwork around 30% of the time in a progressive gallery or institution, in most it is often far less. This exhibition is therefore part homage to Guggenheim, one of the greatest art patrons of the twentieth century, but it is also part protest against the continued male dominance of the art world today.

Kate says: “The Other Art Fair is non-elitist, fun, democratic and fosters a genuine connection between the public and the artists exhibiting. It’s always been diverse and shown an equality between genders. It therefore represents a safe place to push forward the urgent conversation about gender disparity –  we mustn’t be complacent. Women artists struggle to get their work seen, they often sell for far less than the male peers and they deserve our support and recognition. Peggy Guggenheim, my hero, knew this problem all too well. But that was 75 years ago, I dread to think what she would make of today’s statistics. We have to keep pushing forward for real and lasting change. Within the context of a busy and popular art event I want to make some noise and bring these women together to not only revisit 31 Women of 1943 but explore art being made today by these bright, brilliant artists.”

View the collection of 31 Women here.

HAND POKE TATTOOS

The Brooklyn based Rosa 'Bluestone Babe' Perr takes on The Other Art Fair LA this October, hand poke tattooing her beautiful and unique designs onto visitors on a first come, first serve basis. 

Rosa is a New York City native raised by artists, teachers, and activists. Bluestone, Rosa’s mother’s last name, is an ode to her maternal family and the feminism her mother instilled in her from a young age. Rosa loves sharing the intimate tattoo experience with clients, in particular the joy and confidence new ink can bring. Rosa has been painting since she was a tot, and the transition from paintbrush to a needle in recent years felt natural. She has fallen in love with the art of handpoke tattoos and evokes a less-is-more aesthetic. When not tattooing, you can find Rosa at or dreaming about the beach.  

LIVE SCREEN PRINTING BY HEAVY GEL

Create limited edition prints and apparel with Heavy Gel's screen printing workshops at the fair, free to join on a first come, first serve basis. 

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

  • Thursday, October 25th: 7pm
  • Friday, October 26th: 4pm and 6pm
  • Saturday, October 27th: 12 noon and 4pm
  • Sunday, October 28th: 12 and 4pm


Heavy Gel is a publishing imprint based out of The Print Shop LA in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, which produces limited editions, records, tapes, art prints, gig posters, original works, and artist books for art and music clients. The studio is also hosts regular classes and workshops, a residency program, internship opportunities, and artist membership. 

THE OTHERS LIVE PRESENTED BY DUBLAB

Enjoy an audio curation program by dublab, featuring a series of electrifying DJ sets and live radio broadcasting.

Thursday October 25th:

  • 6pm-8pm: DJ Schmellington
  • 8pm-10pm: Minty Boi

Friday October 26th:

  • 3pm-6pm: Frosty
  • 6pm-8pm: Danny Holloway
  • 8pm-10pm: DJ Lady C

Saturday October 27th:

  • 11am-2pm: Ajay
  • 2pm-4pm: Crudo
  • 4pm-6pm: Monalisa
  • 6pm-9pm: DJ Mamabear

Sunday October 28th:

  • 11am-1pm: Gabrielle Costa
  • 1pm-3pm: Jas
  • 3pm-5pm: Tottie
  • 5pm-6pm: Schmellington / Tottie

dublab is a non-profit, radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture. 

We have been broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999. Our mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience. 

dublab’s programming has expanded to include production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well as affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp), and Spain (dublab.es).



NON-PROFIT PARTNER PROJECTART 

We are thrilled to support ProjectArt as this edition's non-profit partner. All proceeds from artwork purchased from their stand will directly benefit the work they do for public libraries across the US.

ProjectArt partners with public libraries, enhancing their role as vital cultural hubs through its Arts & Social Practice Residency, where contemporary visual artists teach free, after-school classes to underserved youth, while developing new artwork in a studio space donated by the library. Located in predominantly minority and low-income communities where arts education is underfunded or non-existent, ProjectArt provides its students (ages 4-17) an enriching environment in which to create and learn after school. ProjectArt is currently partnered with public libraries in six cities across the country - NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Pittsburgh - with 42 total locations.

SAATCHI ART TALKS PROGRAM 

Broaden your mind with Saatchi Art's series of thought provoking discussions featuring artists, curators, design industry experts, and more.. 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26

VR Workshop: New Technologies in Arts Practice (VR/AR) - 4pm

  • Michelle Brown (Artist, VR Neon Maze installation)

31 Women: Then & Now - 7pm

  • Kate Bryan (Arts Broadcaster & Head of Collections, Soho House Group)
  • Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator & VP Art Advisory, Saatchi Art)


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27

Investing in Art Under $1000 - 12pm

  • Rebecca Wilson (Chief Curator & VP Art Advisory, Saatchi Art)

Gary Baseman in Conversation - 2pm

  • Gary Baseman (Guest Artist)
  • Ryan Stanier (Founder, The Other Art Fair)

ARTBOUND: That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles - 5:30p

  • Christopher Hawthorne (Chief Design Officer, The City of LA)
  • Juan Devis (Chief Creative Officer, and Artbound Executive Producer)


SUNDAY OCTOBER 28

AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) - 12pm

  • Tanya Aguiñiga (Artist and Founder, AMBOS Project)
  • Jacqueline Amézquita (Artist)
Women Founders in the Creative Space - 1pm
  • Andrea Stanford (SVP and GM, Society6)
  • Jaime Derringer (Founder, DesignMilk)
  • Danielle Krysa (Founder, The Jealous Curator)

SAATCHI ART INVEST IN ART TOURS

Saatchi Art's expert curatorial team presents guided tours exploring the many opportunities to invest in original, limited edition artworks up to $1,000 with the potential to rise in value. Reserve your place at the Welcome Desk.

Friday October 26th 
4pm - 4:45pm
7pm - 7:45pm

Saturday October 27th & Sunday October 28th
1pm - 1:45pm
4pm - 4:45pm


ABOUT SAATCHI ART ART ADVISORY

Work with an art curator and pay no advisory fees.

Whatever artworks you are looking to purchase, your Saatchi Art curator will select works tailored to your needs, space, and style. Depending on your request, your curator will suggest a carefully chosen selection of around 30 works for you to browse through online. No other art advisory program offers this time-saving service to both individuals and trade professionals free of charge.

For more information visit Saatchi Art

THE AMBOS PROJECT SCREENINGS

AMBOS seeks to express and document border emotion through art made on opposite sides by providing a platform to bi-national artists along the border. Head to the Screening Room on Thursday, Friday and Sunday for a short screening of the AMBOS Project.



AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides)
was founded by Tanya Aguiñiga. This project was born out of the need to use her skills to address the ongoing issues that her family and community face where she grew up. Aguiñiga was raised in Tijuana, México where the border fence cuts into the ocean. She crossed the border every day for 14 years to get an education in the US. Additionally, her formative years as an artist were spent as part of the Border Arts Workshop, a community of artists that addressed border issues. There she helped found a community center in an autonomous land-squat run by indigenous women in the outskirts of Tijuana. 

After leaving the Border Arts workshop, Tanya connected with communities in need that were different from her own. She worked with indigenous communities in Chiapas and Oaxaca, native peoples in Alaska and underserved urban communities in Los Angeles. Yet, the experience of growing up as a binational citizen kept coming back to her work. This experience is not unique to her, and she wanted to give a voice to the community that continues to cross daily despite stigma and discrimination. Thus, AMBOS was born. 

AMBOS Project started as a month long activation at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, but has evolved its focus to record and paint a picture of what life looks like along the length of the US/Mexico border for those who are unfamiliar with the realities that take place there. Through the different phases of the project, AMBOS has fostered a greater sense of interconnectedness in the border regions it has visited. AMBOS as a project has become multi-faceted. It is part documentation of the border, part collaboration with artists, part community activism, part exploration of identities influenced by the liminal zone of the borderlands.

By connecting with local artists, activists, and makers in the border region, AMBOS is working to capture an accurate representation of the sister cities and communities on both sides. In making community-based art, AMBOS also functions as an emotional thermometer to gauge the health of policy and transnational relationships in each community. AMBOS seeks to generate healthier cross-border relationships between communities and governmental bodies by raising awareness of issues and opinion in the border region and amplifying them to an international audience. Through these efforts, AMBOS recontextualizes and calls attention to the importance and lack of accessibility at US borders. Using craft and art as a vehicle for community self-care, this project is aimed at humanizing the act of border crossing.



KCET ARTBOUND SCREENINGS

Join KCET on Saturday October 27th for a special screening of season 9 of their award-winning culture series ARTBOUND, followed by a Q&A in the Saatchi Art Lounge at 5pm.


SCREENING SCHEDULE:

12pm Electric Earth - The Art of Doug Aitken
1pm Artist & Mother
2pm La Raza
3pm Desert X
4pm That Far Corner - Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles
5:30 pm Q&A for That Far Corner - Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles (in the Saatchi Art Lounge)



ABOUT ARTBOUND
Artbound is the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series broadcast on both KCET in Southern California and Link TV nationwide. The series examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond.

ABOUT KCET
Southern California public media [ http://www.kcet.org ] KCET serves the community with acclaimed original and acquired programming and services, including local and global news, smart dramas, enlightening documentaries, and innovative digital initiatives.  


 



DON JULIO BAR

Sample delicious Don Julio tequila cocktails crafted with quality and tradition.

FAIR BAR

Quench your thirst with a full bar, including craft beers and speciality cocktails. 

THE GREEN TRUCK

From farm to truck, enjoy a fresh organic menu with ingredients from local Californian suppliers.

THE LITTLE ART PAGES

Younger visitors explore the fair with a free creative newspaper suitable for all ages.

IMMERSIVE VR NEON MAZE

Experience neon graphic art design and visual light imagery inside this virtual maze. Transcend space and reality by exploring a new relationship between art and immersion.

THE CHAMPAGNE CAVE, AN INSTALLATION BY MICHAEL GASTER

Stop by the secret bar for a frothy coupe but, pray, employ both caution and courage before crossing the threshold of this discreet domain.
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