The Opening of Untitled
My first experience with Untitled was a couple years ago in Miami during the famed Art Basel. It was one of those off-shoot satellite fairs that every artist and their fabulous cohorts told me was a must-see. I was floored at Untitled’s use of space and show of contemporary work in 2014. So you can imagine my excitement when they announced they’d be coming to San Francisco in January. This is the first time the international fair has exhibited in the Bay Area. It’s programming is top notch and is accompanied with it’s own live radio coverage. Why is this significant? Because the S.F. art scene is preparing to put itself back on the international map… and that my friends makes it an exciting time to be an art nomad in these parts.
I’m heading to the Press and VIP preview today. If they let me, I will be Snapping (@LuCurates) and might even attempt to go LIVE (fb.com/lucurates).
FOG Design +Art
While this is the 4th Annual showing of the SFMOMA’s FOG, it’s the first since the museum’s re-opening last spring. Since California is the 6th largest economy in the world, it would only make sense that this tech metropolis is hungry for a fine art industry. FOG knows it. Why else would they host a private luncheon in 2016 honoring the founders of Instagram as leading figures in the Bay Area’s collectors circles?
Gagosian vs Berggruen
Both of these power house galleries are having openings this weekend. The two galleries have newly minted spaces situated right next to one another across from the SFMOMA. It will be interesting to see if the two learn how to play well together aesthetically or stringently maintain their autonomy in opposition.
Read more about the John Berggruen opening here.
Read more about the Gagosian opening here.