FOG Design+Art is excited to share the fair’s exhibitor list for 2024 and to announce that in celebration of its tenth anniversary the fair will launch FOG FOCUS, an invitational designed to showcase art by young and underrepresented artists. Housed in Fort Mason Center’s Pier 2 building, the former home of the storied San Francisco Arts Institute (SFAI), FOG FOCUS celebrates SFAI’s legacy as an incubator for young artists and an integral part of San Francisco’s creative ecosystem. The exhibition space is offered at a lower price point to increase accessibility to the fair.
The tenth edition of FOG Design+Art will be held January 18 – 21, 2024 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco.
The fair will open with a Preview Gala on Wednesday, January 17 benefitting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s (SFMOMA) education and exhibition programs. The 2024 edition of FOG Design+Art will present 45 booths (featuring 46 dealers) in Fort Mason Center’s Pier 3, and nine exhibitors in FOG FOCUS, located next door in Pier 2. The fair’s Honorary Chairs are Randi and Bob Fisher and Diana Nelson and John Atwater. In celebration of FOG Design+Art’s tenth anniversary, the fair will also present the theme “A Love Letter to San Francisco,” highlighting the cultural vibrancy and vitality of the area. The theme will emerge through various aspects of the fair, including the entryway installation, the addition of FOG FOCUS, ties to the FOG Talks, and the launch of SF Art Week as an official entity.
FOG FOCUS will feature nine exhibitors, as well as art installations, activations, and performances on-site, including an exhibition of contemporary art by Bay Area artists with disabilities co-presented by Creative Growth Art Center, Creativity Explored, and NIAD. FOG FOCUS expands the fair’s purview, inviting galleries to present solo exhibitions by young and emerging artists and artists who have not received wide institutional recognition. San Francisco has long been a city rich with experimentation, cutting-edge art, and creative thinking, and FOG FOCUS aims to honor that legacy by championing artists who have not been long in the spotlight, and helping to create a platform for their work. The exhibitors included in the inaugural edition of FOG FOCUS are: Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles), Crèvecœur (Paris), CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions (San Francisco), Et al. (San Francisco), George Adams Gallery (New York), Johansson Projects (Oakland), Jonathan Carver Moore (San Francisco), OCHI (Los Angeles), and Schlomer Haus Gallery (San Francisco). In addition, Creative Growth Art Center, Creativity Explored, and NIAD will co-present an exhibition of contemporary art by Bay Area artists with disabilities.
Among the 46 exhibitors in Pier 3 are eight dealers participating for the first time: AGO Projects (Mexico City), Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco), David Lewis (New York), Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York), Mendes Wood DM (New York), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), and Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles).
In addition to the exhibitions on view, the fair will once again present FOG Talks—a programming series curated by steering committee member Susan Swig that explores ideas and issues relevant to the fields of art, design, technology, and our contemporary world—in the FOG Theater. The programs are all included with fair admission.