Past and Contemporary Artists Collide This February

Antoine Catala, Daisy Field -+, 2019, digital photograph on polyester, batting, wood, 30 × 30 × 4 ½ inches (76.20 × 76.20 × 11.43 cm), photo courtesy of Praz-Delavallade

Feb 13-16, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

This February, LA celebrates the return of three art fairs: Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Frieze Los Angeles, and Felix LA Art Fair. Each fair runs for a few days in mid-February, and will feature several French galleries and artists.

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Cyprien Gaillard will be presenting work that plays on the intersection between urban industrialism and prehistoric matter at Sprüth Magers. His photography, sculpture, and new film, “Ocean II Ocean,”  will show the cyclical nature of this interaction. Gaillard is a Parisian-born artist who now works out of Berlin and New York City.

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Feb 29, 2020 I Denver, CO

Reverso is a transatlantic group of jazz and classical musicians known for their incredible ability to improvise when performing. They are going on tour to promote their second album, "The Melodic Line." The record is inspired by the Années Folles in Paris, as well as the Groupe des Six, a collective of six revolutionary composers who operated out of Montparnasse during this era.

This project is supported by Jazz & New Music, a program of FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

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"Sachiko (Green)," 2020

Feb 15 - March 21 I Los Angeles, CA

Opening during the LA fairs weekend, Night Gallery presents the new solo exhibition of French artist Claire Tabouret: The Pull of the Sun. This is the artist’s second exhibition at Night Gallery, following Eclipse in January 2017.

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Trochés de face, Lapins (Serie Pantome)

Feb 12 - Mar 23, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

An exhibition of Ghyslan Bertholon's taxidermy sculptures, as well as sculptures by Nicholas Rubinstein, will be hosted by Please Do Not Enter at the NoMad Hotel in Downtown LA. Bertholon's works, which represent the effects of human ecological domination, are both comical and profoundly thought-provoking at the same time.

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Niki de Saint Phalle, Marilyn, 1964, Mixed media (objects, paint, wool, fabric, mesh), 32 1/2 x 50 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches (82.5 x 128 x 49 centimeters), © Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Courtesy of the Foundation, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo, and Galerie GP & N Vallouis, Photo: André Morin

Now - Mar 14, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

Blum & Poe's February exhibit, "New Images of Man," revisits a MoMA original show from the '50s that brought together European and American artists, including César and Dubuffet, whose work grappled with the human condition and representation in the wake of the Second World War. This new show expands the 1959's show vision to include more geographic and gender diversity as well as contemporary artists. 

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Credits : Dolmen of Vaour, Tarn, France. Later 19th Century. By Eugène Trutat, Muséum de Toulouse.

Now - Mar 15, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

Sci-ARC Gallery's new exhibition features work by Eugène Trutat, a French artist whose photographs document the Dolmen de Vaour, a monument made of ancient stone. This exhibit is open through March. 

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Sabine Weiss, Times Square, New York, 1955 ©Sabine Weiss

Now - Feb 26, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

Peter Fetterman Gallery's exhibition titled "New York, New York!"  celebrates the vibrancy and character of the city and features the work of two legendary French photographers Sabine Weiss and Louis Stettner.

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Olivier Clavel: Kiss-delice

Feb 6-16, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

LA Artcore's exhibition, "La Musique Américaine," will feature five accomplished French artists as part of their International Exchange Program. Their work will exhibit the strong, historic cultural connections between France and America.

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© Alice Kong

Feb 4, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

Bon Entendeur is stopping by The Echo in LA as part of their North American tour celebrating the release of their 2019 album, "Aller-Retour." Their French tunes feature dreamy synth and digital beats which underlie voice-overs of French celebrities from the 60s and 70s. 

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Feb 8, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

Dadju will be touring the U.S. this February. His most recent album, "Poison Ou Antidote," is a mix of pop and hip-hop with undeniable rhythm. He is performing at The Globe theater in Los Angeles on February 8.

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Yves Klein conducting

Feb 9, 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

Monday Evening Concerts is collaborating with LAXART Gallery in Hollywood to present two of the 20th century's great philosophical works. The program includes Yves Klein's Monotone Symphony (twenty minutes of a single chord followed by twenty minutes of silence) and John Cage's Speech, of five radios and newsreader. This concert is free and open to the public.

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Feb 9, 2020 I Los Angeles, CA

In celebration of their tenth anniversary, Le Salon de Musiques, a small chamber music group who presents classic, intimate concerts, is performing "Winter Journey." The concert, including both voice and piano, will feature music by Austrian master composer Franz Schubert. It will be performed by Ben Lowe & Francois Chouchan with special guest Zachary Deak. The concert will be followed by a Q & A between the audience and the artists.

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Feb 24-27, 2020 | Los Angeles, CA

Alliance Française de Los Angeles is hosting a three events this month to promote the French arts. These include a private visit at the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, conducted by Matthieu Vahanian; a workshop with Damien Bigot titled "De Versailles au Land Art: la nature dans l'art français"; and a private tour of Betye Saar's exhibition, "Call and Response" at LACMA. All events will be available for both French and English speakers. 

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