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Frieze Los Angeles is coming to Santa Monica!

To celebrate the occasion, 18th Street Arts Center will be activating both our 18th Street and Airport Campuses February 16-19 with adjusted hours, special in-gallery performances, and more.

View our full schedule below.

Airport Campus  | 3026 Airport Ave.

Located just steps away from the Frieze tent, 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus at Santa Monica Airport is home to over 30 local artists’ day-work studios and two galleries. 

Adjusted hours during Frieze
Thursday, February 16: 10 AM - 7 PM 
Friday, February 17: 11 AM - 8 PM 
Saturday, February 18: 11 AM* - 7 PM
Sunday, February 19: 11 AM - 6 PM

18th Street Arts Center will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023.

*The Propeller Gallery will be temporarily closed Saturday, February 18 from 11 AM-1 PM for a private event. 

Brooks + Scarpa, DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital, October 19, 2019 - January 18, 2020. Airport Gallery, installation view. Photo by Kenji Bennett.
Brooks + Scarpa, DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital, October 19, 2019 - January 18, 2020. Airport Gallery, installation view. Photo by Kenji Bennett.

Parking at the Santa Monica Airport, which includes the Airport Campus, is exclusively reserved for Frieze Los Angeles staff and passholders from February 16-19. If you do not have a Frieze ticket but are planning to visit our Airport Campus during Frieze, please plan accordingly. We encourage the use of public transportation or rideshare services.

COVID-19 policy: To prioritize the wellbeing of our community, we respectfully require masks to be used in our galleries. Complimentary masks will be available on-site.

On view in the Propeller Gallery:

Ranu Mukherjee | Dear Future
September 6 - Mar 4

Ranu Mukherjee and Hope Mohr, Ensemble for Non-Linear Time/Hangar 22, 2022. Video Still, Hybrid Film Installation (4K digital video, color, sound). 20-minute loop, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.
Ranu Mukherjee and Hope Mohr, Ensemble for Non-Linear Time/Hangar 22, 2022. Video Still, Hybrid Film Installation (4K digital video, color, sound). 20-minute loop, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco.

Dear Future, the San Francisco-based artist’s first solo exhibition in LA, contemplates forests as sites of survival, biodiversity, non-human agency, indigenous struggle, and interspecies communication. In her speculative process, an emergent urban forest connects visions of an ecological future with histories of colonization and the lush internal spaces of longing, desire, and the imagination. Learn More >> 

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Ensemble for Non Linear Time
In-gallery performances 
Thursday, February 16th: 2 PM and 4 PM
Friday, February 17th: 3 PM and 6 PM
Saturday, February 18th: 4 PM
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Ensemble for Non Linear Time is a series of special, in-gallery performances coinciding with Frieze Los Angeles. Created in collaboration by visual artist Ranu Mukherjee and choreographer Hope Mohr. Performed by co-creators Beatriz Escobar, Belinda He, Sunroop Kaur,  Irene Hsi, Karla Quintero, and Claudia Soares. 

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18th Street Arts Center and Frieze present
Private View | Ranu Mukherjee: Dear Future
Saturday, February 18: 11 AM - 1 PM
Open to Frieze passholders, please RSVP through your account portal on Frieze.com.

Frieze passholders are invited to a private viewing and reception of Ranu Mukherjee: Dear Future. 

Just steps from the Frieze tent, the experience begins with a talk and tour of the exhibition by Mukherjee, followed by a presentation of Ensemble for Non Linear Time, a site-specific choreographed performance created by Mukherjee and choreographer Hope Mohr. Refreshments and light bites will be served. 

Following the reception, guests are encouraged to tour open studios. Home to over 30 local artists’ studios who work across a wide spectrum of media and practices, meeting and hearing from a working artist directly is sure to be delightful for any collector. 

On view in the Slipstream Galleries:

18th Street Arts Center Artists-in-Residence
February 16-19

Encompassing the two main hallways at the Airport Campus, we invite you to explore a selection of works from over 30 local artists-in-residence. Their work represents a broad range of media and practices, from painting to performance, from traditional to experimental.

Additionally, artists will be opening their studios to the public throughout the week. We encourage you to stop by to meet them, learn about their practice and witness their artistry up close. 

On view on the Glider Wall: 

 

Kenneth Tam
Curated by January Parkos Arnall

Interdisciplinary artist Kenneth Tam works across video, sculpture, installation, movement, performance and photography. Tam's work examines themes including the performance of masculinity, the transformative potential of ritual and expressions of intimacy within groups.

Tam has held solo exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, TX; MOCA Tucson, AZ; ICA LA, CA; Times Square Arts, NY; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI; Queens Museum, NY; The Kitchen, NY; Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, TX; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; and MIT List Center for Visual Arts, MA. He has participated in group exhibitions at The Shed, NY; SculptureCenter, NY; the Hammer Museum, CA; and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

On view in the Kitchen Lab: 

 

Artist and Community Partner Screenings
February 16-19
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SLAB directed by Annette Miae Kim

Throughout Frieze, we will be screening a series of short films and video art submitted by over 24 artists and organizations, including 18SAC residents Lita Albuquerque and Luciana Abait, Los Angeles based contemporary art journal, X-TRA and more.

Need a break from the fair site? Screenings will also take place at our 18th Street Campus.

18th Street Campus | 1639 18th Street

The birthplace of 18th Street Arts Center, our 18th Street Campus is a less than 3 miles from the Santa Monica Airport and originally served as studio space for a group of feminist artists in the 1970s – 80s, including Susanna Bixby Dakin (who ran for President in 1984), Judy Chicago, Barbara T. Smith, Linda Frye Burnham, and others. Currently, the campus primarily serves as an artist residency center for visiting and long-term artists and organizations. 

Adjusted hours during Frieze:
Wednesday, February 15: 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday, February 16: 10 AM - 7 PM 
Friday, February 17: 11 AM - 8 PM 
Saturday, February 18: 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, February 19: 11 AM - 6 PM

18th Street Arts Center will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023.

COVID-19 policy: To prioritize the wellbeing of our community, we respectfully require masks to be used in our galleries. Masks will be available on-site.

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Artist and Community Screenings
February 16-19
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SLAB directed by Annette Miae Kim

Need a reprieve from the tents, crowds and traffic? Throughout Frieze, the Artist Hearth at 18th Street Campus will be screening a series of short films and video art submitted by over 24 artists and organizations, including 18SAC residents Lita Albuquerque and Luciana Abait, Los Angeles based contemporary art journal, X-TRA and more.

Not able to leave the fair site? Screenings will also take place at our Airport Campus! 

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