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For the Love of Privacy

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Basic Strategies for the World Ahead In 2015, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism had the privilege of partnering with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL) Makerspace to host a digital privacy workshop. In

Posted in Artist-Activists, Posts, Social Justice

Society Update

SF Lights. Digital collage including photo (foreground) from the candlelight march following the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, November 27, 1978.

What we’ve been up to… It has been just over two years since the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism joined with SOMArts Cultural Center as our fiscal-sponsor and raised our first dollar. The first year felt fast, the

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Organization Update, Posts

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

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

The Bay Area Society for Art & Acitivism is a proud contributor to Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area, curated by Christian L. Frock and on exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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On Strike! (At SF State) and Other Historic Documentaries at YBCA

Bayview community activst Eloise Westbrook speaks at a rally in support of the SF State student strike, December 1968. Still from "On Strke! (At SF State)" by Saul Rouda and David Dobkin with SF Newsreel
    Bayview community activist Eloise Westbrook speaks at a rally in support of the SF State student strike for Black and Ethnic Studies, December 1968. Still from "On Strke! (At SF State)" by Saul Rouda and David Dobkin with SF Newsreel.

As part of Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s exhibition Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area (March 11 to August 14, 2016), the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has curated a selection of

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Posts, Social Justice, Video

Open Engagement comes to Oakland

Mark your calendars. April 29–May 1, 2016 Our favorite family friendly conference of social practice artists, writers, movers, shakers, and makers is coming to Oakland! Open Engagement (OE) is an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. The

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, Posts, Social Practice

Ferguson is the Future

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Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, and Scholarship On September 14, the San Francisco Art Institute hosted a dialogue and livestream of Ferguson is the Future, Princeton University’s Department of African American Studies symposium hosted as part of the department’s”ongoing collaborations

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(processing) – Bay Area Artists and the Archive

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

Collective Memory at UC Berkeley’s Worth Ryder Art Gallery, October 7-23 The Collective Memory: Art & Activism Archive got a huge boost this summer from our friends at SOMArts Cultural Center when we were invited to partner with them for

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Democracy Now! coverage of “All the World’s Futures” at 2015 Venice Biennale

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Since we were unable to make the trip to Venice this year to see the 56th Biennale curated by none other than Okwui Enwezor, we’ll take Amy Goodman’s coverage of the exhibition which surveys global trajectories of politics and upheavals

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“Saving radical actions and spaces, virtually”: Collective Memory featured in 48 Hills

Many thanks to Caitlin Donohue for this wonderful article about our Collective Memory Art & Activism Archive and our History Collection Lab for SOMArts Cultural Center’s Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces. But more than just

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Found Online, Political Art, Posts

“The artistic is political in SOMArts show of protest work”: Collective Memory included in SF Chronicle article

The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is so proud to be included in Ryan Kost’s San Francisco Chronicle article about SOMArts Cultural Center’s recent exhibition, Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces: Because so many

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Political Art, Posts

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