Save the Date: 2022 Fog Design+Art ReturnsAuthor:Lindsey Shook
On January 19, the eighth annual Fog Design+Art fair returns to S.F.’s Fort Mason featuring works presented by 45 international galleries, benefitting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s (SFMOMA) education and exhibitions program. Guests will be welcomed by 21POP, a special installation by Stanlee Gatti that celebrates Arion Press and their printing process.
Open through January 23, art and design enthusiasts can dive deeper into the community’s current issues through the dynamic FOG Talks speaker series. From understanding NFTs to reviewing S.F.’s many public murals and pondering the future of museums, the discussions are all included with admission. The FOG Talks are organized by steering committee members Susan Swig and Sarah Wendell Sherrill and take place in the FOG Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. (The full schedule for Fog Talks is below)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20:
3 p.m.: It’s a small world[war]after all
Martine Gutierrez, Artist A presentation and performance by contemporary artist Martine Gutierrez.
4:30 p.m.: Murals by the Bay, Yesterday and Today
Arleene Correa Valencia, artist Mark Harris, artist Shannon Riley, Co-Founder, Executive Director, PaintTheVoid.org Moderated by Jodi Roberts, Curator and Co-Founder, Art + Climate Action
Diego Rivera’s stays in San Francisco in the early 1930s and in 1940 resulted in remarkable murals that remain landmarks in the city. His presence also sparked fiery debates about the aesthetic and social aims of public art—questions that still animate some of the Bay Area’s most important artists and arts initiatives. In this discussion, the art historian and curator Jodi Roberts will talk with Shannon Riley, Executive Director of Paint the Void, and the artists Mark Harris and Arleene Correa Valencia about public art’s role in today’s arts ecosystem and its potential to galvanize activism, spur change and build community.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
1 p.m.: Shaping the metaverse: How designers and spatial thinkers will re- create the internet
Marcus Guillard, Founder, Archai Virtualis/One Hat One Hand
Zesty Meyers, Principal, R and Co.
Marcus Guillard and Zesty Meyers will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of art and design and how it will take shape in the metaverse; how NFTs are changing the world of design and how we can better bridge the digital divide between real world design and virtual design intended for the spatial web.
3 p.m.: The Good Curator
Apsara DiQuinzio, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Nevada Art Museum Leila Weefur, artist, writer and curator
Moderated by Susan Miller, Executive Director, McEvoy Arts
Join Apsara DiQuinzio and Leila Weefur in a lively and casual conversation about curating today. Hosted by McEvoy Arts executive director Susan Miller, the group will share their aspirations, values, and stories of their lives as creative professionals. Together they will discuss film and time-based art forms, writing and language, feminist art and activism and collectively muse on the delights and challenges of shaping ideas into public exhibitions and events.
5:30 p.m.: NFTs: A New Frontier of Creativity
Dylan Field, CEO and Co-Founder of Figma and former CryptoPunk #7804 owner Moderated by Ethan Beard, Co-founder and CEO, Yoz Ethan Beard will moderate a fireside chat with Dylan Field, former CryptoPunk #7804 owner, which is considered one of the rarest crypto punks. Beard and Field will speak about how NFTs are changing the landscape of creativity and community around culture at-large.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
12:30 p.m.: Welcome to the Neighborhood Presented by Christie’s
Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) Mildred Howard, artist Pam Uzzell, Film Director Moderated by Paul David Henderson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (SFDPA)
Join us for a film screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood, presented by Christie’s followed by a panel discussion with artist Mildred Howard, film director Pamela Uzzell and OMCA museum director Lori Fogarty, moderated by Paul David Henderson.
3 p.m.: The Contemporary Presence: In Conversation with Isamu Noguchi
Stephen Burks, Founder and Principal Stephen Burks Man Made Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA Critics and admirers alike often categorized, pigeonholed and oversimplified Noguchi in ways that drove him “as close to shouting as [a] quiet man gets.” For him, art, design and sculpture existed on the same plane as life in its entirety. Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, this conversation between Dakin Hart and Stephen Burks will delve into the principles that informed the master himself, and the ways in which Noguchi continues to be a contemporary presence for creatives working today.
4:30 p.m.: Where Do We Go From Here?
Institutional leaders discussing the future of the arts across the Bay Area Presented by UOVO Janet Bishop, Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Ali Gass, Krieger Family Director Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Daniel Nevers, Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moderated by Sarah Hotchkiss, Senior Associate Editor, KQED Arts & Culture
Our vibrant art ecosystem relies on art institutions of all different scales and visions. This discussion will explore the leaders of these types of institutions and how they are thinking about the changes that need to be made to create the best arts future possible for our cities.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 23
11:30 a.m.: The Art of Collaboration in Bay Area Fine Printing
Enrique Chagoya, artist Don Farnsworth, Director, Magnolia Editions Blake Riley, Lead Printer and Creative Director, Arion Press
The Bay Area has been the home of a fine printing resurgence over the last half century. At the heart of this revival stands Arion Press and Magnolia Editions, both local establishments committed to creating unique artworks on paper. For this talk, artist Enrique Chagoya will be in conversation with Blake Riley of Arion Press and Don Farnsworth of Magnolia Editions to discuss the diverse ways he has collaborated with small printers. Both Arion Press and Magnolia Editions worked with Enrique Chagoya to publish artist books—but in totally different styles. This conversation will explore the art of collaboration and why the Bay Area continues to offer such fertile ground for printing in a digital century.
1 p.m.: Shapeshifters: In conversation with Bay Area artists Masako Miki and Woody de Othello
Masako Miki, artist Woody De Othello, artist, Moderated by Natasha Boas, International Curator, Ph.D
East Bay-based artists Woody De Othello (represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco and Karma, New York) and Masako Miki (represented by CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco and RYAN LEE, New York) both create semi- abstract, sculptural forms in materials that range from felt to ceramic to glazed bronze, inspired by everyday domestic objects. De Othello culls inspiration from his own Haitian ancestry and the supernatural objects of Voodoo folklore, while Miki draws from the Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the Japanese folk belief in yōkai (shapeshifters). Both artists will present their work of boundary bending forms and discuss the philosophies and new mythologies that shape them in conversation with San Francisco-based international independent curator, Dr. Natasha Boas.
To buy tickets, review the fair’s COVID protocols and access the full schedule, visit the OFFICIAL website HERE.
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