Now in its 51st year, Art Cologne 2017 will mark a new collaboration with video, sound and web-based art platform Daata Editions. Played on a loop throughout the duration of the fair, the selected films all touch on the “inescapable internet and screen dependency” of our times.
Untitled, Art is presenting its San Francisco edition at venues across the Californian city, opening January 13 and running to January 15.
Founded in 2012, the contemporary international art fair brings together a selection of galleries, artist-run spaces, organizations and non-profit institutions. This is the first edition in San Francisco, with curators Christophe Boutin, Omar López-Chahoud, and Melanie Scarciglia bringing together a diverse series of partnerships, working closely with Bay Area institutions like Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art and 500 Capp Street, among others.
Independent art fair Mind Control will also be running alongside Untitled at San Francisco’s Alter Space, with participating galleries SPF15, Y2K Gallery, and bug among others. The weekend event will host exhibitions, outdoor and site-specific installations, workshops, radio shows and more.
Original posters designed especially for the fair will feature editions by Ida Ekblad, Simon Fujiwara, Nic Guagnini, Alex Israel, Elizabeth Jaeger and Mika Tajima and others.
There will also be Tote bags for sale designed by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Ebecho Muslimova.
Untitled, Monuments is the section of the fair that features large-scale work and site-specific installation.
Launched in 2010, artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari are collaborating again to create an immersive and communal space that brings together a “twisted narrative tableaux and surrealist imagery.”
CONVERSATIONS + PANELS
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art’s temporary on-site bar designed by artist Oscar Tuazon will host the program of discussions and talks which will also be aired on Radiooooo.com
On Writing: novelist, poet, essayist and author of When the Sick Rule the World, published by semiotext(e) in 2015, Dodie Bellamy will discuss the intersection of visual art and writing, Jan 14
The Gratitude Project : Danica Phelps will begin the talk with an auction of her own works, and with proceeds going to the Fire Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency Fund for the recent Oakland Fire, Jan 15