Amid the vast expanses of the L.A. Convention Center, the 25th annual L.A. Art Show, is touted as “the largest lineup of art programming in the city’s history.” And while it seems as if every major contemporary art gallery in the world is represented, this year’s edition promises some interesting variations, including an expansion of the L.A.-centric showcase DIVERSEartLA, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, which features artists and nonprofits from Southern California and the Pacific Rim. During the course of the art show, fans can interact with Chicano iconoclast Gronk as he constructs Pyramids, an immigration-themed provocation and stage set that he originally designed for a Peter Sellars opera. Other highlights include installations by Viktor Freso and Leo Chiachio & Daniel Giannone and performances by Adriana Ramirez, PSJM Collective, and Miss Art World.
L.A. Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown; Wed., Feb. 5, 6-11 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., Feb. 6-8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 9, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; $40 & $300. (310) 822-9145, laartshow.com.
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