THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival
From January 19-January 29, this festival celebrates Los Angeles' postwar history of performance art through a contemporary lens, with a series of adaptations, re-inventions, and commissions that are inspired by the installation and performance artists working in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. Each night, Black Box will be the place to meet, drink, talk, and enjoy exciting programming and different surprise performances. Download the official guide here. Also, check out all of the itineraries that ForYourArt has compiled to help you get the most out of the Festival.
Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night Reception
The Barker Hanger (Santa Monica)
The Art Los Angeles Contemporary is an art fair that presents in 70 international galleries. Opening night marks the recreation of Judy Chicago's "Disappearing Acts," where the artist and Materials & Applications will install 25 tons of dry ice into formations that will shroud the environment in fog. There will also be an occult ritual performance and film by Brian Butler, "Union of Opposites," on Saturday, January 21 at 5 p.m. in the Ruskin Theatre. Admission to the opening night reception is $40 online/$45 at the door. The fair will be open January 20 and 21 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and on January 22 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A one day pass is $13 online/$18 at the door. Tickets are available online. Check out ForYourArt's Art Fair Breakdown to find out which art fair you should visit this weekend.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
Daniel Arsham: The Fall, The Ball, and The Wall
OHWOW Gallery (West Hollywood)
For Daniel Arsham's first solo show in Los Angeles, the artist continues his interest in manipulating architecture and challenging expectations of realities with three bodies of work that play with illusion and perception. On view through February 16, 2012.
Ken Price and Larry Bell
Kayne Griffin Corcoran (Santa Monica)
This Pacific Standard Time exhibition explores the divergent paths taken by sculpture artists Ken Price and Larry Bell, who both started their careers in the early 1960s at the influential Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. On view through March 3, 2012.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
L&M Arts (Venice)
New paintings and drawings by Iraqi born, New York-based artist Ahmed Alsoudani. On view through March 3, 2012.
For The Kids
Country Club Projects (Hollywood) and Mondrian Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
An exhibition of sports lithographs from the archives of John and Tock Costacos, who built a reputation for their "fantasy" sports posters. In addition to these works, pieces will be presented from Jeff Koons' first solo exhibition Equilibrium, which took place in 1985 and included basketballs in tanks, cast bronze sculpture, and framed advertising posters on view through March 4, 2012.