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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | FROM 3:00PM - 4:00PM PST

Join Sotheby’s Institute, Los Angeles for a Facebook Live discussion highlighting the art scene in Los Angeles.  Panelists will focus on past events (e.g. Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair) and upcoming ones (e.g the College Art Association’s annual conference) – and will be fielding questions from viewers.


Jonathan T.D. Neil, Director of Sotheby's Institute-LA
Jonathan holds editorial positions at ArtReview magazine, The Drawing Center, New York, and The Held Essays on Visual Art for The Brooklyn Rail. In 2005 he co-founded, with Franklin Boyd, the private curatorial firm Boyd Level LLC. He has taught courses on modern and contemporary art and architectural history, critical writing, and the history of photography at Columbia University and The New School. He is a member of the New York chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).

Kibum Kim, Associate Director, MA Art Business
Kibum is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business. He runs the gallery Skibum MacArthur in Los Angeles, and is Co-Founder and Director of the NEWD Art Show, an artist-centric art fair in New York showcasing artist-run spaces and nonprofits. Kim has worked as an M&A investment banker at Société Générale and as a freelance journalist covering fashion and cultural trends. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, and Hyperallergic. He is a former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and served on the board of Momenta Art.

Alma Ruiz, Senior Fellow
Alma Ruiz is former senior curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, where she curated exhibitions on the postwar period in the United States, Italy, and Latin America, as well as on emerging artists. She has served as a guest curator at institutions including the Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. She is also curator for the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City, June 2016. Ruiz has been a panelist for organizations such as The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Creative Capital Foundation in New York, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami.

Tune in to the discussion live on Facebook