SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-
UNTITLED, ART announced a diverse public program of performances, workshops, and conversations for the fourth edition of UNTITLED, ART San Francisco. In addition, the fair will feature Special Projects by participating galleries, the return of the Books & Editions section after its 2019 debut, and a number of additional partnerships, including Withersworldwide, the presenting partner of conversations held in the Podcast Lounge. The fair will take place for the second consecutive year at San Franciscos historic Pier 35 on The Embarcadero, from January 1719, 2020, with artwork available by modern and contemporary artists presented by an international roster of galleries and nonprofit foundations.
As we developed the programming for the fourth edition of UNTITLED, ART San Francisco, we wanted to think strategically about how we could simultaneously speak on issues relevant at a micro level to the Bay Area art community, while also thinking on a macro level about topics connected to the global art world, said Executive Director, Manuela Mozo. These topics range from the changing urban landscape in the Bay Area to the global effects of climate change. Our series of Special Projects, Podcast Lounge conversations, and other programs creates a dynamic dialogue that addresses important contemporary issues.
The program of Podcast Lounge conversations at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco brings together a diverse group of artists, architects, curators, and academics. Each conversation is recorded live in front of an audience in the fairs Podcast Lounge and will be distributed as a podcast following the fair. The programs lead moderator will be James Voorhies, Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at the California College of the Arts.
For Friday and Sunday, Associate Partner Facebook has organized conversations connected to their fair activation, with speakers that include artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Charlie Sutton, Head of Design for the Facebook App, and Kelly Sicat, Lucas Artists Residency Program Director at Montalvo Arts Center.
On Friday evening, January 17, Mike Henderson accomplished musician and Bay Area artist included in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963 1983 at the de Young Museum will perform a special musical set highlighting the influence of blues music on African American artists from the 1960s to 1980s. The performance will take place in the fairs Performance Space across from the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery booth presentation featuring artists also included in Soul of a Nation .
For Saturday, January 18, ArtTable has organized a conversation with Bay Area artists Indira Allegra, Erica Deeman, and Katherine Vetne, and Withersworldwide will bring together a panel of experts to discuss methods and tips for new collectors building their art collection, with topics that range from current market trends and art financing to conservation and art insurance.
Also on Saturday, Bay Area nonprofit Creativity Explored will hold a special art-making workshop for families. Participants will have the opportunity to create original fiber art with the help of contemporary Bay Area artist Ana Teresa Fernández, represented by participating exhibitor Gallery Wendi Norris (children under 12 receive free admission to the fair).
Closing the program of conversations in the Podcast Lounge on Sunday afternoon, January 19, artist Oxossi Ayofemi and architect Bonnie Bridges of Studio BBA will speak about their collaboration on COMMONS a café and gathering space built for live performances, set to open in downtown Oakland in 2020.
For the full schedule of all fair programming, please visit untitledartfairs.com/sanfrancisco/program