Feature Highlights Include an Immersive Installation by Guest Artist Mister Cartoon Celebrating “The Lost Angel,” His Never-Before-Seen Downtown L.A. Superhero, an Interactive Installation by Non-Profit Partner Homeboy Industries, and The Other Art Fair’s “Greener Future” 2019 Global Initiative
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair (“The Fair”), a leading international art fair championing emerging and independent contemporary artists, announces its features and programming for the third edition in Los Angeles. The Other Art Fair L.A. will run from March 28th - 31st, 2019 at Magic Box at The Reef, where 140 artists from around the world will showcase their works. The programming for this edition is inspired by the diverse creativity of the city, featuring Los Angeles’ own Mister Cartoon as Guest Artist and Homeboy Industries as the official non-profit partner. The Other Art Fair will also introduce “Greener Future,” its 2019 global initiative promoting a multifaceted approach to eco-sustainability in the arts.
“For our third L.A. edition, we are proud to bring together artists from 24 countries, including Australia, Greece, Guatemala, Japan, South Korea, Poland and others, while supporting local talent and the good work of mainstays within the community, like Mister Cartoon and Homeboy Industries,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair. “We are also very excited to work with friends of The Fair to advance causes dear to our heart. Kate Bryan is curating our Greener Future program and Rebecca Wilson is spearheading Saatchi Art’s #RefuseToBeTheMuse spotlight on women artists.”
As Guest Artist, Los Angeles-based graffiti and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon will present an immersive showcase that offers an exclusive preview of his unreleased graphic novel, “The Lost Angel,” which centers on a superhero figure based in Downtown L.A. The installation will include a screening of the animated trailer and limited edition prints and merchandise inspired by The Lost Angel will be available for purchase onsite. Mister Cartoon’s richly detailed, hand-rendered designs—as seen in his collaborations with Nike, Toyota, Microsoft and others—have won him a global following which includes an impressive roster of celebrity clients. With a mission to support the next generation of Angeleno artists, Mister Cartoon will teach a workshop for middle school students onsite on Friday, March 29th to encourage young aspiring artists.
Homeboy Industries, together with its ArtHeals community art therapy program, will present a curated exhibition of artworks donated by ArtHealsʼ students and other artists including Shepard Fairey, Fabian Debora, Eddie Ruvalcaba, Kate DeCiccio, Jonmarc Edwards, Cara Levine, and Cheri Gaulke. ArtHeals’ work will be available for purchase onsite with all proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to provide hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. In addition, ArtHeals’ teaching artist Laura Miera will present the interactive installation “Sleeved Out with Radical Kinship” which invites fair attendees to create and respond to art and letters received by Homeboy Founder, Greg Boyle with repurposed items from its Homegirl Cafe (activity funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency).
As part of a global effort to reduce environmental footprint, The Other Art Fair L.A. will join its sister fairs in rolling out Greener Future, a new multi-faceted initiative which includes a collaboration with Broadcaster and Global Head of Collections at Soho House & Co. Kate Bryan. This worldwide initiative aims to inspire a much-needed discussion on climate change through eco-progressive and environmentally friendly projects that attendees can participate in at The Fair. Special for Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries’ electronic recycling and non-profit Piece by Piece will join the effort by conducting hands-on workshops that encourage attendees to think green.
As part of its signature lively atmosphere, The Fair will feature a central bar with wine, beer, cocktails and soft beverages on offer, as well as a full café presented by Foodlab, gelato by Gelateria Uli, and coffee by Supremo Espresso Bar.
Below are some of the highlighted features:
GUEST ARTIST MISTER CARTOON: THE LOST ANGEL
Preview “The Lost Angel” and purchase a limited edition print in an immersive experience drawn from Mister Cartoon’s unreleased graphic novel about an unlikely superhero hailing from Downtown Los Angeles. Mister Cartoon is also inviting children (aged 12-14) to attend his workshop “Design Your Life” on Friday, March 29th at 3:30pm. Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair with “Draw Your Superhero” at the Kids Create stand.
NON-PROFIT PARTNER: HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES
Purchase limited edition prints donated by Shepard Fairey, Fabian Debora, Eddie Ruvalcaba, Cara Levine and art from Homeboy Industries ArtHeals in support of the organization. Create and respond to art and letters received by Homeboy Industries’ Founder, Greg Boyle over the years at “Sleeved Out with Radical Kinship” by ArtHeals’ teaching artist Laura Miera (activity funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency). Additionally, attendees are encouraged to bring unwanted cell phones and tablets for electronics recycling and to participate in an engaging art activity.
Curated by Kate Bryan, Broadcaster & Head of Collections for Soho House & Co. The Fair’s Greener Future global initiative will feature Reuse, Art Upcycle, and a Feedback Wall program. Reuse encourages fair-goers to limit waste by purchasing a reusable drinking cup for $10 featuring exclusive new artwork by artist David Shrigley available only at The Fair. Art Upcycle invites attendees to bring an unloved artwork and, for $120, revive it with new touches by artists David Horvitz, C. Finley, or Blanda. The Feedback Wall creates a space for attendees to share ideas for how we all can build a greener future as part of this interactive display.
SAATCHI ART “INVEST IN ART” TOURS
Saatchi Art's expert curatorial team presents free guided tours exploring the many opportunities to invest in original and limited edition artworks. Advance inquiries and tours may be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE OTHERS LIVE
Guests will enjoy an audio curation program featuring a series of electrifying DJ sets and live radio broadcasting.
- Thursday and Friday: Dublab presented by Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
- Saturday and Sunday: Chulita Vinyl Club Los Angeles
Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Rosa 'Bluestone Babe' Perr creates hand-poked tattoos with her beautiful and unique designs. Tattoos start at $115 and are on a first come, first served basis.
Femmebit presents virtual reality works empowering female voices across the art and tech continuum.
MIKE THE POET PERFORMANCE
Join Mike Sonksen, aka “Mike the Poet,” and friends for a live poetry performance at 1pm on Sunday, March 31st.
JACKIE AMEZQUITA PERFORMANCE
Join artist and activist Jackie Amezquita for a live weaving performance and installation.
GOLDEN YOGI PERFORMANCE
Zack Zublena’s photographs come to life as one of his frequent subjects, Lamonte Goode, performs his signature fusion style of gravity-defying balance and dance moves on Thursday and Friday evenings.
“WHAT ARTISTS LISTEN TO” LISTENING BOOTH
Visit Pia Pack’s listening booth for the stories and soundtracks that inspire the Fair’s exhibitors.
With the launch of Saatchi Art’s first-ever women-only print catalog, #RefuseToBeTheMuse is a new campaign and curated exhibition featuring top-selling women artists who question the status quo.
Thursday, March 28th: 6pm-10pm
Tickets: $60 USD
Friday, March 29th: 3pm-10pm
Friday Late Evening, March 29th: 6pm-10pm
Saturday, March 30th: 11am-8pm
Sunday, March 31st: 11am-6pm
General Tickets Prices:
Adults: $15 advance purchase online | $18 at the door
Students and Seniors: $13.50 advance purchase online | $15 at the door
About The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair, a leading artist fair for discovering emerging artists, provides a platform for artists to present and sell their work directly to art buyers. Each fair presents more than 90 artists chosen by a selection committee of art experts, enabling both collectors and first-time buyers to buy directly from emerging artists. Since 2011, The Other Art Fair has worked with over 3,000 artists from more than 20 countries, with fairs based in the UK, US and Australia. Unlike “other” fairs, The Other Art Fair creates an accessible and open fair designed for visitors to enjoy an interactive and immersive experience. www.theotherartfair.com
About Saatchi Art
Leading online art gallery Saatchi Art features one of the world’s largest selections of original art and helps people all over the world find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by over 110,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art, while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment in which to exhibit and sell their work. To discover the world of Saatchi Art, please visit www.saatchiart.com. Saatchi Online, Inc., which operates Saatchi Art, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leaf Group Ltd. (LEAF).