Ferry riders know a little something about the fog. So it’s no surprise that many us will be flocking to the sixth edition of FOG Design+Art.
We will be invited to attend a robust series of panel discussions, conversations, screenings, and events that bring together a wide variety of designers, artists, curators, collectors, and dealers. The events will take place throughout the run of the fair, providing a platform for engagement and fostering conversations between leaders in design and art, the Bay Area’s creative community, and the public. Program tickets are free with admission to the fair, which takes place January 17–20, 2019, at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture.
FOG Design+Art’s 2019 programming will celebrate and explore the Bay Area’s cultural climate and vitality while connecting to relevant social and political issues.
Programming highlights will include:
- A conversation with performance and video art pioneer Joan Jonas; David Gruber, Presidential Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Baruch College, City University of New York; Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Markus Reyman, Director of TBA21-Academy, London, UK. The conversation will explore Jonas’s performance “Moving Off the Land”—commissioned by TBA21—which meditates on the ocean, its fragility due to human impact, and our relationship with all the life there. Jonas’s 2015 presentation for the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, They Come to Us Without a Word, will make its U.S. debut in a contemporaneous three-month run at Fort Mason.
- Art and Activism In and Out of Institutions:Artists Stephanie Syjuco and Nigel Poor will join Milwaukee Art Museum Curator of Photography and Media Arts Lisa Sutcliffe in a conversation about how artists are responding to and engaging with social and political issues in their work, and how institutions can act responsibly when showing this work.
- Making the Moonshot: Tom Sachs and Adam Savage in Conversation with Joseph Becker:Fifty years since the first footsteps on the Moon, the exploration of the “final frontier” remains irresistible, and the ambition to establish commercial space travel and planetary colonization continues. Artist Tom Sachs, Savage Industries’ Adam Savage, and SFMOMA Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Joseph Becker will discuss human ingenuity, the creative process, and our collective infatuation with the final frontier.
- Barbara Stauffacher Solomon in Conversation: ‘Make it Happy, Kid!’:Stauffacher Solomon will be joined by SFMOMA Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher to discuss her 70-year career as an artist and designer. Stauffacher Solomon is credited with bringing Helvetica from Switzerland to San Francisco, starting Supergraphics in the 1960s with her wall-to-wall paintings at The Sea Ranch, defining green architecture, and merging design, art, and writing in several content-rich books.