This Valentine’s, take your loved one to the fanciest art fair in town. In just its second year, Frieze now encompasses a whole week of satellite exhibits and happenings around town. Among the 70 participating galleries, some notable names include: David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Victoria Miro, Pace, Blum & Poe, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, David Kordansky, Commonwealth and Council, Gladstone Gallery and Skarstedt.
Inspired by the historical relationship between California and Latin America, many of the artists exhibited this year created work that deals with cultural identity. A “Focus L.A.” section is dedicated to local art spaces that have been around for 15 years or less, and features young artists of Latin American descent. Paramount’s backlot will host sculptures, performances, installations and videos drawing on the current political context, co-curated by LACMA’s Rita Gonzalez and Pilar Tompkins-Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum.