This January, over 30
leading modern and contemporary art and design galleries convene for San
Francisco’s modernism event of the season, the inaugural edition the FOG
Design+Art Fair. Benefitting San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
, the fair promises a prominent selection of
fine art and design objects, representing major movements from the early 20th
century to the present.
When? Where? How?
The fair takes place Jan.
17–19, on San Francisco’s waterfront at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion
(2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA). Tickets for unlimited admission may be
purchased in advance for $15, here
, or at the fair for $20.
Located in an established
center for innovation in art and design, FOG Design+Art brings together current
trends in art and design, within the time frame known as modernism. A unique
opportunity to visit, given its debut and the large number of local exhibitors,
the fair gathers an intimate group of galleries and dealers in a dynamic
What Will I See?
Visitors to the fair can
expect to find prime examples of historic and contemporary design, a range of
fine art and photography, and high-end artisanal objects, all of which were
created from the beginning of the 20th century to today. Find the full list of
A Partnership with SFMOMA
in a nomadic state due to the museum building’s major expansion project, designed by Snøhetta
, SFMOMA will benefit from FOG’s preview gala and
a portion of proceeds from the fair, to support their education and On the Go
Pop into 21POP
21POP, the brainchild of
acclaimed designer Stanlee Gatti, will be a highlight of the fair. With the
theme “In the Kitchen”, the pop-up shop will explore intersections between
design and culinary arts. Gatti has curated a dynamic installation featuring
new pasta creations by San Francisco restaurateurs Michael and Lindsay Tusk,
along with a selection of complementary design objects.
Preview the Fair at a
On Thursday, Jan. 16, art
and design enthusiasts and benefactors gather for an evening of cuisine,
bespoke cocktails, and live entertainment, in addition to a preview of the
fair. With all proceeds going to SFMOMA’s education and On-The-Go programming,
the gala honors former Board Chair Elaine McKeon, who was an instrumental force
in the event and a long-standing supporter of the museum’s Architecture and
Design department. Tickets, which begin at $150, can be purchased here
A Leading Lineup of Talks
FOG offers an impressive
lineup of top designers, artists, and industry insiders who will share their
views and insights in a series of lectures and panel discussions. Highlights
“A Conversation with Ron
Arad”: London-based designer and architect Ron Arad
with Associate Curator of Architecture and
Design at SFMOMA, Jennifer Fletcher. Saturday, January 18, 1pm.
“Architecture of Engagement
and the new SFMOMA Expansion”: Led by Craig Dykers, Principal Architect of
Snøhetta. Saturday, January 18, 3pm.
Watch Jürg Lehni’s Hektor
Three times per day,
visitors to FOG will be treated to dynamic demonstrations of Jürg Lehni’s Hektor,
a portable device designed by the artist to create spray paint compositions
with computer software.
Stop by for Student Sunday
Sunday, January 19, is
Student Sunday. To honor the city’s top-tier array of art and design schools
and their talented students, the fair’s final day will focus on works from
young, emerging artists, and will include educational programming.