FOG Design+Art
FOG Design+Art

Programming

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

3:00pm: Unpacking the Politics of Tech: A Conversation with Simon Denny

  • Simon Denny, Artist
  • Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

A conversation with contemporary artist Simon Denny and Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Denny will discuss his work, including his new Document Relief sculptures and an Amazon “worker cage” patent drawing sculpture that will be included inUncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI, curated by Schmuckli, which opens at the de Young Museum, San Francisco in February 2020. Denny’s work will also be on view at Altman Siegel Gallery concurrent with FOG, where he will exhibit new sculptures themed around how the technology industry interfaces with individuals, communities and governance.

4:30pm: Collecting in the Digital Age

  • Alexander Forbes, Director, Corporate Development & Market Intelligence, Artsy
  • Ken Maxwell, Director, Gagosian Gallery
  • Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Co-Founder, Co-CEO Lobus

Moderated by Andrew McClintock, Owner of Ever Gold [Projects] and Founder of [On Approval]

The last decade has seen the emergence of many 1.0 digital tools and platforms for engaging with art online—everything from sales platforms for galleries, collectors, and auction houses to art-specific CRMs, logistics, data, and inventory systems. A panel discussion on the topic of these developments moderated by Andrew McClintock from [On Approval] and Ever Gold [Projects] will include Ken Maxwell from Gagosian, Sarah Wendell from Lobus, and Alexander Forbes from Artsy. The panelists will share their experiences navigating this new terrain as we enter a 2.0 version of the art world online. The discussion will cover Gagosian's new online viewing room initiative, Artsy's platform for discovering and collecting art, Lobus's artworld data aggregator, and [On Approval]'s service which makes collecting art more accessible through subscription-based experiences. Panelists will discuss the demographics of online art collectors, the services that are available to them, and the implications these new tools have on the art market today and into the future.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

1:00pm: Food, Art and Design: An Intersection

  • Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Artist

  • Sam Hamilton, Owner Conceptual Lifestyle Store, March

  • Corey Lee, Chef

Moderated by Anthony Meier, Gallerist

A conversation between artist Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Chef Corey Lee, and store owner Sam Hamilton, about the crossovers of art and how it blurs and blends in their respective arenas. The conversation will be moderated by Gallerist Anthony Meier.

3:00pm: Community Building through Architecture: A Conversation with Tatiana Bilbao and Marshall Brown

  • Introduction by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design, SFMOMA
  • Tatiana Bilbao, Architect
  • In conversation with Marshall Brown, Architect

Moderated by Joseph Becker, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, SFMOMA

Architects Tatiana Bilbao and Marshall Brown discuss their respective practices, how architecture informs social change, and the methodologies they use in their designs. Operating between the domestic and the urban scale, each architect has envisioned approaches to transforming community while looking at historical contexts and envisioning the future. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will host two exhibitions dedicated to their work this spring. Architecture from the Inside Out: Tatiana Bilbao, will open at SFMOMA on March 21, while Marshall Brown: Dequindre Civic Academy will open at SFMOMA on May 9.

4:30pm: Ways of Being Seen: Creating Visibility for Women in Art

  • Andrea Bowers, Artist

  • Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA

  • Komal Shah, Activist collector and SFMOMA trustee

Moderated by Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief, ARTnews

Recent data has shown that progress on creating equality for women artists has been slow, and incomplete. What will hasten progress? At the beginning of a year that marks the hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment, this panel will explore what is needed to right the balance. Among the issues discussed will be what can be gained through quantitative analysis and what can be better achieved through qualitative analysis; the role artists play through their work; activist collecting; the increasing role of women collectors; curatorial efforts to bring women artists to the fore; and the expansion of the critical conversation around women’s work.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

12:30pm: Radical: Italian Design 1965-85; the Dennis Freedman Collection
A conversation with Curator Cindi Strauss and Collector Dennis Freedman
Presented by Christie’s

  • Dennis Freedman, Collector
  • Cindi Strauss, Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Design, and Craft and Assistant Director, Programming, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In the 1960s, young Italian architects and designers established the avant-garde Radical movement that culminated in distinctive and often utopian projects, including designs for furniture, lighting, and objects. Influenced by Arte Povera, Pop art, and Minimalism, the imaginative designs of the period explored form, color, and scale, and took advantage of burgeoning technological advances in materials and processes to develop a new language of design that had an outsized influence on design history. This conversation between curator Cindi Strauss and collector Dennis Freedman will explore the objects and ideas of the period as seen through The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's upcoming exhibition of Freedman’s prestigious collection Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, the Dennis Freedman Collection.

3:00pm: Mutual Muses: What Can Art and Technology Learn from Each Other

  • Elena Soboleva, Director of Online Sales, David Zwirner Gallery

  • Tina Vaz, Head, Artist in Residence and Analog Research Lab, Facebook

A discussion about the ways in which tech companies are creating innovative spaces and programs for artists, the way brick and mortar galleries are looking to explore the digital space, and how the two fields can support and challenge one another.

4:30pm: Real Talk: Speaking to Soul of a Nation

  • Cheryl Derricotte, Artist
  • Jacqueline Francis, Writer, art historian, curator
  • Adia Millett, Artist

This talk will feature a discussion between writer, historian, and curator Jacqueline Francis and artists Adia Millett and Cheryl Derricotte about the way artists grapple with race and identity, in response toSoul of A Nation, on view at the de Young Museum.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

11:30am: Rashaad Newsome: Artist talk

  • Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief ARTnews
  • Rashaad Newsome, Artist

Artist Rashaad Newsome and ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas will be in conversation about Newsome's artistic practice, and his current exhibitionTo Be Realand the interactive A.I.Being. on view at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and the San Francisco Art Institute.

1:00pm: The Whole Damn Museum

  • Rodney McMillian, Artist
  • Megan Steinman, Director, The Underground Museum

McMillian and Steinman will be in conversation on art and museum making. Their talk will orbit around McMillian’s solo exhibition, Brown: videos from The Black Show, an opera of performances about the American South, on view now at The Underground Museum.