The State of the Art Fair

Wednesday, April 01, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Hosfelt Gallery430 Clementina Street, San Francisco

SFMOMA's art interest group SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) presents a panel discussion on the state of the art fair. SFMOMA curator Janet Bishop leads a conversation about the recent flourishing and current contraction of contemporary art fairs worldwide. The panel will also address the relationship between an art dealer's in-gallery program and participation in the fairs, as well as the potential benefits of attending and acquiring art at fairs in a slower market.


Claudia Altman-Siegel, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, and former director of Luhring Augustine, New York
Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA
Todd Hosfelt, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco and New York
Marianna Stark, executive director of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, publisher of, and SECA co-chair