, 2023-01-19 16:13:53,
FOG Design+Art, San Francisco’s annual international art and design fair, never fails to exhaust me. It’s in the way you might become exhausted after a huge, delicious meal—at once satiated and somehow still hungry for more. Your stomach can’t be as big as your eyes when there is this much to look at. Presented in the 50,000-square-foot Festival Pavilion at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, the ninth edition of FOG hosts over 45 exhibitors from as close as down the block to as far as Milan, and offers a snapshot of the global state of the arts, confirming the Bay Area as a major force within it.
The fair also boasts a robust programming schedule throughout the long weekend, which mirrors this split emphasis on the local and global. Notable events on this year’s slate include a discussion between five local museum directors from SFMOMA to the Museum of the African Diaspora about their efforts to keep museums relevant, a solution-oriented examination of climate change and the arts, a look back at the legacy of late local icon Joan Brown, and a deep dive into the future of art and artificial intelligence.
San Francisco’s own Hosfelt Gallery spotlights local art history with selections by luminaries Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, and more recent major figures such as Jim Campbell, known for his public works like the video piece Day for Night that crowns the city’s Salesforce Tower. On the other hand, Jessica…
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