January 16–19, 2020
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
San Francisco... Luxembourg & Dayan and Demisch Danant are pleased to announce their collaborative presentation at the 2020 edition of the FOG Design+Art fair. This jointly organized booth reflects the longstanding relationship between the two galleries and their founders: both are critically admired New York institutions that have shared conceptual interests, aesthetic concerns, and distinguished clientele over the years. In particular, the galleries share an abiding commitment to the practice of César (born Cesare Baldaccini, 1921–1998), the famed French sculptor of the Nouveau Réalisme movement. Working closely with the César Foundation, Luxembourg & Dayan has presented his art in two acclaimed exhibitions in 2013 and 2016, while Demisch Danant has featured the artist’s furniture and designs in important group shows in 2016 and 2018. Embracing the opportunity to exhibit together at the 2020 edition of FOG, the two galleries will showcase their complementary endeavors to champion César as well as other groundbreaking figures from the 20th and 21st centuries.
As the point of departure for their collaboration at FOG, Luxembourg & Dayan and Demisch Danant will present César’s 1966 sculpture Sein, a bold bronze reportedly cast from the breast of a cabaret dancer. Organized around this central sculpture are works of art and design by outstanding female creatives and by male innovators who pay tribute to female figures: Janine Abraham, Carla Accardi, Derrick Adams, François Arnal, Enrico Baj, Irma Blank, César, Geneviève Dangles and Christian Defrance, Jos Devriendt, Sheila Hicks, Maria Pergay, Richard Prince, Elaine Sturtevant, and Piotr Uklański. By bringing together these objects at FOG 2020, Demisch Danant and Luxembourg & Dayan highlight the contributions of women as both makers and muses, and pose questions regarding female perspective and portrayal in art and design since the mid-20th century.
For additional information, please contact:
Andrea Schwan, Andrea Schwan Inc.
+1 917 371 5023