Starting September 27, 2014, San Francisco's Alcatraz will be the site for one of this year's most important art exhibits internationally. The "@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" exhibit, produced by the FOR-SITE Foundation, provides Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's sculpture, sound, and mixed-media installations in four locations in the former prison -- areas which are usually restricted to the public.
The debut of FOG Design + Art at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason demonstrated that San Francisco, despite its size, is a great art city. Founded by event designer Stanlee Gatti, interior designer Douglas Durkin, and the late Elaine McKeon, the four-day show celebrating 20th and 21st century “design in all its forms” featured prominent dealers from around the country. They exhibiting progressive design and art that set an entirely new standard for the Bay Area, with over 4,000 visitors attending.
Only in its forth year, SF20/21, held at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, has had a big impact on the modern design scene, and it has continued to grow its repertoire. Claudia Juestel attended the recent 2011 show, and reported back on what she found.