Art Los Angeles Contemporary Opening Night Ushers In LA’s Finest

ALAC’s 5th year did not disappoint. The elegance accessibility of the fair really sets it apart from other art fairs. With carefully chosen galleries and daily programming ALAC emphasizes an interactive experience between exhibitors and LA's art loving community. If you have time to check out the fair early | L A I T | recommends some of today's events. We will be keeping you updated through the weekend with ALAC’s events as well as our full coverage from MOCA for Printed Matter’s, LA Art Book Fair running throughout the weekend. Meanwhile heres a few photos from opening night, a taste, if you will. . SCREENING GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS 2pm, Friday GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS is a video program presented by Vanity Projects and curated by Rita de Alencar Pinto that explores the many facets of the female persona portrayed by ten female video artists. It features work by Sophie Lisa Beresford, Claire Hooper, Jen Denike, Keren Cytter, Marta Dell’Angelo, Jeesu Kim, Kristin Lucas, Tala Madani, Shana Moulton, Shannon Plumb and Eve Sussman – each exploring the humourous, intellectual, sardonic, passionate, complex, shy, serious, spiritual, neurotic, paranoid and conceited, through the many characters and vignettes that these artists employ, and revealing glimpses into the female psyche. vanityprojectsnyc.com SCREENING ON BECOMING by Veronica Gonzalez-Peña 6pm, Friday TIF SIGRIDS presents the premiere of author and filmmaker Veronica Gonzalez's short film On Becoming. On Becoming is a new film by Veronica Gonzalez-Peña, author of the novels twin time: or how death befell me, and The Sad Passions, both from semiotext(e). Like a modern fairytale On Becoming is the story of a young man who seems stuck at the crossroads: he can’t seem to decide what he wants from life: will he get a job? become an artist, a poet? stay with his girlfriend? take up with a new one? When he befriends a literary critic who as a counterbalance is profoundly dedicated to art and full of deep Romantic leanings all of these questions seem to become more pressing. Starring Michael Silverblatt, Stuart Krimko, Chris Kraus, Fabianne Therese, Hedi El Kholti and Penelope Pardo. rockypointpress.net All screenings, events, installations located: Barker Hanger 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405 Dates & Times Friday, January 31, 11am–7pm Saturday, February 1, 11am–7pm Sunday, February 2, 11am–6pm Tickets are available online and on-site at the box office. Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online Visit: http://artlosangelesfair.com