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LAABF Magazine After-Party, Hosted by Carla, amadeus magazine, and New Life Quarterly


  • El Cid 4212 W Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90029 United States (map)

Come celebrate the communities that gather and form around print! Hang with Carla, amadeus, New Life Quarterly, and friends from the LA Art Book Fair after the fair wraps up on Friday night! We'll be staking out the back patio at El Cid, a bar and tapas restaurant about twenty minutes from The Geffen, where there will be magazines, DJs and friends.

El Cid 
4212 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla) is a quarterly magazine, online art journal, and podcast, committed to being an active source for critical dialogue surrounding L.A.’s art community. Carla acts as a centralized space for art writing that is bold, honest, approachable, and focused on the here and now.

Amadeus started out as a 36-page saddle-stitched zine and has since morphed into a quarterly print magazine, and bustling online and digital media platform that has fostered an expansive and close-knit network of artists. Amadeus communicates the necessity from which it is created: a magazine that doesn’t make any compromises; a vehicle for ideas and concepts; a tool to investigate what we’re most interested in. Amadeus functions as a space for artists to present their work and express their creativity, and to design a network through which people working in different disciplines can easily access new information, ideas and each other. We’re not trying to impose homogeneity of taste, opinion and fashion. Rather, amadeus is the magazine that gives voice to difference. We occupy the niche that falls between the world of underground “zines” and the mass market, and gather under the broad cultural canopy of art, music, design, skateboarding, food, fashion and youth culture: quirky, small-run, and highly individualistic.

New Life Quarterly is the quarterly arts and culture magazine from Wolfman Books. Founded in 2017, the magazine explores the intersections of art and community, highlighting the exuberant and experimental margins—providing a platform for contributors and readers whose identities exist at often overlooked intersections of race, class, gender nonconformity, and sexuality to cultivate and connect. Including profiles, columns, reviews, features, as well as selected poetry, fiction, art portfolios and non-fiction, New Life Quarterly is a platform for both emerging and established writers and artists who dynamically navigate the margins. It’s locally centered in the Bay Area, but reaches far beyond.