Art Market San Francisco returns to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April 29 - May 3, celebrating its fifth edition as the Bay Area's leading modern and contemporary art fair. Art Market San Francisco has evolved into a cultural happening, an extension of a network of partnerships that has shaped the fair into a city-wide event. This year will build on an incredible momentum with top galleries from around the country showing the best in modern and contemporary art, an exciting schedule of innovative programming, performances, and installation, and the participation of the region's top museums, collections, and institutions.
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Art Market San Francisco's fifth edition welcomes back many of our esteemed exhibitors and we're thrilled to announce the participation of new galleries from around the country. Highlights include Catharine Clark Gallery's exhibition of Deborah Oropallo, Timothy Cummings and Chinese born sculptor Wanxin Zhang. Catharine Clark Gallery will also present a new Nina Katchadourian 2-channel video titled Under Pressure, the latest media work from her Seat Assignment series. Nancy Hoffman Gallery's presentation will include Hung Liu mixed media, Joseph Raffael watercolor, and Colette Calascione oil on linen. Brian Gross Fine Art will feature the Robert Arneson bronze, Untitled (ME), 1991. Rena Bransten Projects will show work by Nobuyuki Takahashi. Other highlights include Jonathan Ferrara Gallery's exhibition of a hand cut road map installation by Nikki Rosato and work by Skylar Fein as well as presentations by Forum Gallery, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, and first-time Art Market San Francisco exhibitor Joshua Liner Gallery.
Art Market San Francisco's fifth year will kick off with a benefit for our longtime partner, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprised of the de Young and the Legion of Honor. Presented with creative oversight from Ken Fulk Inc. and in collaboration with The Battery, this special event will include live entertainment, hosted bars, hors d'oeuvres from McCalls Catering & Events, and first access to the show. Proceeds from the dedicated evening will support the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's New Art Acquisition's Fund.
Cutting-edge programming will continue throughout the weekend with panel discussions and keynote speakers. Highlights include a conversation about late conceptual artist David Ireland's home and exhibition space, 500 Capp Street, featuring the San Francisco cultural leaders who are currently spearheading the conservation and restoration of this important space, as well as the panel discussion Seeing Art Differently, featuring the founders of Museum Hack and Sartle.com and SFMOMA's Head of Interpretive Media. Assistant Curator Emma Acker will speak to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's upcoming Robert Motherwell exhibition, and the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and ArtCare will present Public Art in Action: Beyond Beautification, a panel discussion focused on public art and creative placemaking initiatives in the Bay Area and the diverse ways in which artist interventions can encourage community engagement in the urban public realm.
For more information, visit artmarketsf.com.