Highlights From The First Frieze Los Angeles At Paramount Studios In Hollywood

The inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles brought together 70 of the most significant and forward-thinking contemporary galleries from across the city and around the world, alongside a curated program of talks, site-specific artists’ projects and film. photographs by Autre Magazine

Read Autre's Top 10 Picks For The Best Gallery Exhibitions Of 2015

Click here to read Adam Lehrer's top 10 picks for the best art exhibitions of 2015.

Aura Rosenberg "Who Am I?, What Am I?, Where Am I?" @ Meliksetian Briggs In Los Angeles

Meliksetian Briggs presents Who Am I?, What Am I?, Where Am I?, a series of photo works by New York/Berlin based artist, Aura Rosenberg. Who Am I? What Am I? Where Am I? is an ongoing, series of collaborative portraits of children. Currently, over eighty artists have taken part. From these, Rosenberg selected five images, from collaborations with John Baldessari, Mike Kelley, Sam Lewitt, Laurie Simmons, and Christopher Williams, to print as large-scale works. Who Am I?, What Am I? will be on view until January 9, 2016 at Meliksetian Briggs, 313 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Mike Kelley "Kandors" At Hauser and Wirth Explores Some of the Last Works of The Best Artist Of His Generation

I try to not speak in absolutes, but I really believe that Mike Kelley was the best artist of his generation. His work demanded attention, and at times could be equally frightening, radical, revolutionary, and poignant. His Kandor project, that he started in 2009 and worked on up until his suicide in 2012, is one of the most aesthetically beautiful and emotionally powerful bodies of art created over the last 30 years. The Kandors are the primary focus of the new Hauser & Wirth exhibition, ‘Mike Kelley,’ that opened last night. Click here   to read the full review. photographs by Tenlie Mourning

Mike Kelley Exhibition in Los Angeles

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Perry Rubenstein Gallery announces Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, the second autumn exhibition in the new Los Angeles gallery. One of Kelley’s most significant works, this room-sized installation has never before been exhibited in Los Angeles.Early in his career, Kelley began incorporating found thrift-store stuffed animals and household cleaning products into large installations which challenged viewers with contrasting feelings of delight and repulsion, empathy and confusion. Consisting of a thirteen-part hanging plush sculpture surrounded by slick, geometric wall reliefs which fill the room with a subtle chemical pine-scent, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellitesembodies. the fullest and most dynamic iteration of this significant component of the artist’s practice. Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012), who committed suicide this year, was a central figure and beloved colleague and mentor in Los Angeles’ vibrant visual art community for decades. Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites will be on view from November 2 to December 15, 2012 at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, 1215 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.

Mike Kelley Dead From Apparent Suicide

Pictured above, Abbey Meaker photographs a piece by Mike Kelley at Art Basel Miami last December. Mike Kelley, who has reportedly ended his own life at 57 years old, was an artist with an outsider spirit who found himself not only on the inside of the art world, but on the top, and found it too hard a cross to bear. Kelley's work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. He often worked collaboratively and had done projects with artists Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler and John Miller. Kelley was often associated with the concept of abjection, "the state of being cast off." Photograph by Natalia Vuley.