FOG Design+Art Premiere

FOG Fair San Francisco, Red Carpet Bay Area
Hektor Draws a Landscape by Alex Rich and Jurg Lehni, 2003; Hektor is a portable spray paint output device for computers (photo: Jurg Lehni)

San Francisco FOG Design+Art Fair, the city’s newest modernism art fair, debuted at Fort Mason on January 16, 2014, with a preview gala and benefit for SFMOMA. Some 35 contemporary design dealers displayed an array of art and food for a weekend full of events, lectures and interactive discussions.

FOG Fair exhibits included daily performances of Jurg Lehnis Hektor, a portable spray paint output that can be connected to laptops to create large-scale art. Ron Arad‘s Pressed Flower, Baby You Can, one in a series of compressed Fiats, presented by Hedge Gallery, impressed. Event designer and steering committee member Stanlee Gatti introduced food as art with 21POP in the Kitchen, a pasta making display, to mark the launch of Michael and Lindsay Tusk‘s new gourmet pasta line.

Scenes from the FOG Design+Art Fair opening night:

On January 17, SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council presented a panel discussion entitled Key Moments in Contemporary Design and Art: What to Know When Building a Collection. On January 18, artist Arad participated in an open conversation with Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, curator of architecture and design for SFMOMA, and Craig Dykers of Snohetta about the new SFMOMA expansion.

Click here for notes on the status of art fairs in San Francisco.

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