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FOG Design+Art

2022 Programming

Sun Jan 23 2022 21:00:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sun Jan 23 2022 21:00:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Shapeshifters: In conversation with Bay Area artists Masako Miki and Woody de Othello

  • Masako Miki, artist
  • Woody De Othello, artist

Moderated by Natasha Boas, International Curator, Ph.D

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East Bay-based 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- abstract, sculptural forms in materials that range from felt to ceramic to glazed bronze, inspired by everyday domestic objects. De Othello culls inspiration from his own Haitian ancestry and the supernatural objects of Voodoo folklore, while Miki draws from the Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the Japanese folk belief in yōkai (shapeshifters). Both artists will present their work of boundary bending forms and discuss the philosophies and new mythologies that shape them in conversation with San Francisco-based international independent curator, Dr. Natasha Boas.

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Sun Jan 23 2022 19:30:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sun Jan 23 2022 19:30:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) The Art of Collaboration in Bay Area Fine Printing

  • Enrique Chagoya, artist
  • Don Farnsworth, Director, Magnolia Editions
  • Blake Riley, Lead Printer and Creative Director, Arion Press
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The Bay Area has been the home of a fine printing resurgence over the last half century. At the heart of this revival stands Arion Press and Magnolia Editions, both local establishments committed to creating unique artworks on paper. For this talk, artist Enrique Chagoya will be in conversation with Blake Riley of Arion Press and Don Farnsworth of Magnolia Editions to discuss the diverse ways he has collaborated with small printers. Both Arion Press and Magnolia Editions worked with Enrique Chagoya to publish artist books—but in totally different styles. This conversation will explore the art of collaboration and why the Bay Area continues to offer such fertile ground for printing in a digital century.

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Sun Jan 23 2022 00:30:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sun Jan 23 2022 00:30:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Janet Bishop, Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Ali Gass, Krieger Family Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, 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, Senior Associate Editor, KQED Arts & Culture

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Our vibrant art ecosystem relies on art institutions of all different scales and visions. This discussion will explore the leaders of these types of institutions and how they are thinking about the changes that need to be made to create the best arts future possible for our cities.

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Sat Jan 22 2022 23:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sat Jan 22 2022 23:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) The Contemporary Presence: In Conversation with Isamu Noguchi

  • Stephen Burks, Founder and Principal, Stephen Burks Man Made
  • Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Critics and admirers alike often categorized, pigeonholed and oversimplified Noguchi in ways that drove him “as close to shouting as [a] quiet man gets.” For him, art, design and sculpture existed on the same plane as life in its entirety. Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, this conversation between Dakin Hart and Stephen Burks will delve into the principles that informed the master himself, and the ways in which Noguchi continues to be a contemporary presence for creatives working today.

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Sat Jan 22 2022 20:30:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sat Jan 22 2022 20:30:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Welcome to the Neighborhood

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

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

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Join us for a film screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood, presented by Christie’s followed by a panel discussion with artist Mildred Howard, film director Pamela Uzzell and OMCA museum director Lori Fogarty, moderated by Paul David Henderson. For more information about Welcome to the Neighborhood, please visit: www.welcometotheneighborhoodfilm.com

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Sat Jan 22 2022 01:30:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sat Jan 22 2022 01:30:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) NFTs: A New Frontier of Creativity

  • Dylan Field, CEO and Co-Founder, Figma; former owner, CryptoPunk #7804

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

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

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Fri Jan 21 2022 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fri Jan 21 2022 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 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

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Join Apsara DiQuinzio and Leila Weefur in a lively and casual conversation about curating today. Hosted by McEvoy Arts executive director Susan Miller, the group will share their aspirations, values, and stories of their lives as creative professionals. Together they will discuss film and time-based art forms, writing and language, feminist art and activism and collectively muse on the delights and challenges of shaping ideas into public exhibitions and events.

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Fri Jan 21 2022 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fri Jan 21 2022 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Shaping the Metaverse: How designers and spatial thinkers will re-create the internet

  • Marcus Guillard, Founder, Archai Virtualis/One Hat One Hand
  • Zesty Meyers, Principal, R and Co.
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Marcus Guillard and Zesty Meyers will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of art and design and how it will take shape in the metaverse; how NFTs are changing the world of design and how we can better bridge the digital divide between real world design and virtual design intended for the spatial web.

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Fri Jan 21 2022 00:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Fri Jan 21 2022 00:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Murals by the Bay, Yesterday and Today

  • Arleene Correa Valencia, artist
  • Mark Harris, artist
  • Shannon Riley, Co-Founder and Executive Director, PaintTheVoid.org

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

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

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Sat Jan 01 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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