San Francisco’s Fog Design+Art fair has announced that its tenth edition will include an invitational platform, Fog Focus, designed to bring much needed attention to young and underrepresented artists.
Fog Focus will present nine artists in solo booths in Fort Mason Center’s Pier 2 building, which was once the home to the San Francisco Arts Institute. In keeping with the spirit of supporting artists who perhaps have not yet garnered the reputation they deserve, exhibition space for Fog Focus is offered at a lower price point that the Fog Design+Art. The inaugural participants include the Parisian gallery Crèvecœur, George Adams Gallery from New York, and several San Francisco and Los Angeles dealers including CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, Jonathan Carver Moore, and Commonwealth and Council.
The main fair runs from January 18 – 21, 2024 just next door at Fort Mason Center’s Pier 3 building and will feature 46 dealers. On the eve of the fair will be a benefit gala in support San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s education and exhibition programs. Additionally the fair will bring back Fog Talks, a program that explores the intersections of art, design, and technology, and celebrate the official launch of SF Art Week.
The main fair exhibitors include a host of art fair big hitters like Hauser and Wirth, Pace, Lehmann Maupin, Jessica Silverman and David Zwirner as well as eight first time participants: San Francisco-based gallery Catharine Clark; Marianne Boesky Gallery, David Lewis, and Mendes Wood DM from New York; Galerie Max Hetzler from Berlin; Nino Mier Gallery and Shulamit Nazarian from Los Angeles; and AGO Projects from Mexico City.