FOG Design+Art 2022 Programming • The Nob Hill Gazette


Celebrating today’s most important creators and major contributors to the design and visual arts worlds, FOG Design+Art 2022 brings together 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th century and contemporary design dealers; a weekend of exciting programs; and 21POP, a special installation created by Stanlee Gatti.

FOG has become a focal point for the design and arts communities on the West Coast and beyond. The fair is synonymous with a unique pioneering spirit due to its bold hybrid approach and intimate presentation of art and design, its dynamic on-site programming, and its community mission to champion art and design in its historic setting of Fort Mason.

Building on FOG’s longstanding commitment to cultural institutions, the Fair’s Gala Preview is honored to continue its crucial support of SFMOMA’s exhibitions and educational programs. FOG represents a key moment in which the local and global community come together to engage in critical dialogue, artistic exchange, and a shared passion for creative pursuits.

Fog design and Art Fair 2022 programming: from Thursday 20 Jan to Sunday 23 Jan.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion | San Francisco


3:00 a.m.: The world is small[war]after all

Martine Gutierrez, artist

A presentation and performance by contemporary artist Martine Gutierrez.

4:30 p.m.: Murals of the bay, yesterday and today

Arleene Correa Valencia, artist
Mark Harris, artist
Shannon Riley, Co-Founder, Executive Director,

Moderated by Jodi Roberts, Curator and Co-Founder, Art + Climate Action

Diego Rivera’s stays in San Francisco in the early 1930s and 1940s resulted in remarkable murals that remain landmarks in the city. His presence also sparked fiery debates about the aesthetic and social purposes of public art—questions that still drive some of the Bay Area’s most prominent artists and art initiatives. In this discussion, art historian and curator Jodi Roberts will discuss with Shannon Riley, Executive Director of Paint the Void, and artists Mark Harris and Arleene Correa Valencia about the role of public art in the arts ecosystem of today and its potential to galvanize activism, drive change and build community.



1:00: Shaping the metaverse: How designers and spatial thinkers will recreate the internet

Marcus Guillard, Founder, Archai Virtualis/One Hat One Hand
Zesty Meyers, Director, R&Co.

Marcus Guillard and Zesty Meyers will discuss the rapidly changing art and design landscape and how it will take shape in the metaverse; how NFTs are changing the design world and how we can better bridge the digital divide between real-world design and virtual design for the spatial web.

3:00 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 conservation today. Moderated by McEvoy Arts Executive Director, Susan Miller, the group will share her aspirations, values ​​and stories of her life as creative professionals. Together they will discuss cinematic and temporal art forms, writing and language, feminist art and activism and collectively reflect on the pleasures and challenges of shaping ideas in exhibitions and public events. .

5:30 p.m.: NFT: a new frontier of creativity

Dylan Field, CEO and co-founder of technology company Figma and former owner of CryptoPunk #7804

Moderated by Ethan Beard, Co-Founder and CEO, Yoz

Ethan Beard will host a fireside chat with Dylan Field, former owner of CryptoPunk #7804, who is considered one of the rarest crypto punks. Beard and Field will talk about how NFTs are changing the landscape of creativity and community around culture at large.


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12:30 p.m.: Welcome to the neighborhood

Presented by Christie’s

Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO, Oakland Museum of California
Mildred Howard, artist
Pam Uzzell, director

Moderated by Paul David Henderson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Police Accountability Department (SFDPA)

Join us for a screening of the film Welcome to the Neighborhood, presented by Christie’s, followed by a panel discussion with artist Mildred Howard, director Pamela Uzzell and OMCA museum director Lori Fogarty, moderated by Paul David Henderson.

3:00 p.m.: The contemporary presence: in conversation with Isamu Noguchi

Stephen Burks, Founder and Director Stephen Burks Man Made
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and the Garden Museum

Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA

Critics and admirers have often categorized, cataloged and oversimplified Noguchi in a way that has led him “as cIdare to shout like [a] the quiet man gets. For him, art, design and sculpture are on the same plane as life as a whole. Hosted by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, this conversation between Dakin Hart and Stephen Burks will delve into the principles that inspired the master himself and how Noguchi continues to be a contemporary presence for creatives working today.

4:30 p.m.: Where are we going?

Institutional leaders discuss the future of the arts in the Bay Area

Presented by UOVO

Janet Bishop, Chief Curator of the Thomas Weisel Family and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA
Ali Gass, Director of the Krieger Institute of Contemporary Art Family, 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, Associate Editor, KQED Arts & Culture

Our dynamic artistic ecosystem is based on artistic institutions of all sizes and different visions. This discussion will explore the leaders of these types of institutions and how they envision the changes that need to be made to create the best possible artistic future for our cities.



11:30 a.m.: The Art of Collaboration in Bay Area Fine Print

Enrique Chagoya, artist
Don Farnsworth, Director, Magnolia Publishing
Blake Riley, Senior Printer and Creative Director, Arion Press

1:00: Shapeshifters: In Conversation with Bay Area Artists Masako Miki and Woody from Othello

Masako Miki, artist
Woody De Othello, artist

Moderated by Natasha Boas, International Curator, Ph.D

East Bay 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-sculptural forms -abstract in materials ranging from felt to ceramic to enamelled bronze, inspired by everyday household objects. De Othello draws inspiration from her own Haitian ancestry and supernatural objects from voodoo folklore, while Miki draws inspiration from Shinto and Buddhist traditions and popular Japanese belief in yōkai (shape changers). The two artists will showcase their work of boundary-bending forms and discuss the philosophies and new mythologies that shape them in a conversation with San Francisco-based independent international curator Dr. Natasha Boas.


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