Art & Activism Quarterly

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100 Days Action 100 Days is a counternarrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. A calendar of activist and poetic action, 100 Days Festival gathers call to action from organizations and activist groups working in the crossfire of Trump’s plan (Black Lives Matter, Immigrant Coalition, Environment, Planned Parenthood, among others), while also calling on thinkers, performers, visual artists, and writers to propose gestures that can be carried out by participants either at home or in the world. 100 Days is an exercise in endurance, a call for daily action to all bodies that stand against bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and the destruction of our environment.

Screenshot from 100daysaction.net

Issue 7 • December 2016

100 Days of Action

Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Cont’)

For the Love of Privacy:Basic strategies for the world ahead

Home Viewing for Long Nights: We look back for a way forward

 

 

Photo: Brooke Anderson

Black.seed #reclaimMLK Bay Bridge shutdown, January 18, 2016. (Photo: Brooke Anderson)

Issue 6 • August 2016

Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Parts 1 and 2 of four)

BOOM: The Art of Resistance

The Movement for Black Lives: Six Point Platform

Society Update: What we’ve been up to

 

 

 

PERSIA featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik Google Google Apps Apps 2013. Courtesy the artist.

PERSIA featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik Google Google Apps Apps 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Issue 5 • March 2016

Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area

On Strike! (At SF State) and More Documentaries at YBCA’s Take This Hammer

Bay Area Art & Activism Timeline: Contributions Welcome!

Become a Member: We are 64% of the way toward out $4,500 goal!

 

 

 

Tony Vaguely, Diet Popstitute, and Alvin at some Klubstitute event or other, c. 1991. Photo possibly by Daniel Nicoletta.

Tony Vaguely, Diet Popstitute, and Alvin at  Klubstitute, c. 1991. Photo by Daniel Nicoletta.

Issue 4 • October 2015

Open Engagement comes to Oakland: Mark your calendars! April 29–May 1, 2016

All the World’s Futures: Democracy Now! covers the 2015 Venice Biennale

Ferguson is the Future: Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, & Scholarship

(processing) – Bay Area Artists and the Archive: Collective Memory at UC Berkeley’s Worth Ryder Art Gallery, October 7-23

 

 

 

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Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, 40th Year, digital print, 12in x 18in, 2015.

Issue 3 • July 2015

Happy 40th Birthday Media Burn!: The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism commemorates the legendary 1975 event

We are “Making a Scene!”: The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism documents 50 years of alternative Bay Area spaces

From “Saints and Citizens”: California’s Mission Era Indigenous Artists and Political Resistance

In Case You Missed It: A Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers Recap

Media Burn 40th Anniversary Posters: Get’em While They’re Hot!

 

Susan O'Malley with her work at the Art Moves Festival, Fryderyka Chopina, Toruń, Poland, 2012. (Photo: Christine Wong Yap)

Susan O’Malley with her work, 2012. (Photo: Christine Wong Yap)

Issue 2 • March 2015

Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice

Ruminations on the Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers of the Bay Area

Artists Get Organized!: The Bay Area Artists Report and Arts Advocacy Coalition

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT: Susan O’Malley (1976-2015)

Thank you, Members!

 

Still image from "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" starring Jimmie Fails (right) and Pretice Sanders (left) and directed by Joe Talbot.

Still image from “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” starring Jimmie Fails (right) and Pretice Sanders (left) and directed by Joe Talbot.

Issue 1 • November 2014

The View from Queens: An Interview with Artist Christine Wong Yap

From 3.9 to the Last: San Francisco’s African American Creative Legacy Now

How We Party “Overnight Strange: A Vaudeville for the Displaced”

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