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Happy 40th Birthday Media Burn!

Ant Farm, Media Burn, event at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, 1975.

  July 4, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Media Burn and I have been looking forward to the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism’s commemoration of Ant Farm’s legendary performance piece for well over a year. An iconic

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

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Given the significance of Media Burn in guiding the spirit of our work, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has commissioned a double-sided commemorative poster to honor Media Burn’s forty years of undiminishable aura. We are incredibly grateful

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

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Special thanks to the everyone who made The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers such a success! Here is a collection of links documenting our exhibition and public programming: Dorothy Santos’s beautiful exhibition reflection and summary of our June 14 Closing

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We are “Making a Scene!”

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The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism documents 50 years of alternative Bay Area spaces From July 9–August 20, 2015, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism‘s fiscal sponsor, SOMArts Cultural Center, presents Making a Scene: 50 Years

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Beautiful Review from KQED Arts: ‘Dissidents’ Tackle Displacement and Surveillance in Two-Part Exhibition

The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers on exhibition at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2- June 5, 2015. Work by (left to right) Eliza Barrios, Tom Loughlin, COLL.EO, and Leslie Dreyer.

Emily K. Holmes offered an incredibly thorough and thoughtful review of our current exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, in KQED Arts today: The Dissidents is more than a collection of facts to learn. These artists, addressing issues

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Class, Curating, Found Online, Posts, Social Justice, Up&Out Lab

‘The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers': Closing Panel Discussion

Eliza Barrios, QR Code, 2015. Interactive video installation. On display at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2-June 5, 2015 as part of The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers.

Please join us for The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers closing event and panel discussion, Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 4-6pm at Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Our special guests and esteemed panelists Nadia Kayyali (EFF), Erin

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, Posts, Up&Out Lab

‘Data & Displacement': We’re reviewed in the East Bay Express!

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Sarah Burke just published this review of The Disssidents, the Displaced and the Outliers for the East Bay Express: “Curator Dorothy Santos, aside from being a critical new media whiz, serves as an executive staff member for the Bay Area

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Gomez-Peña on hope, art, democracy and more.

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EFF Digital Privacy Workshop

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On Saturday, May 23, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is proud to partner with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to offer a community workshop on protecting our digital privacy. “The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, Up&Out Lab

Outdoor Film Salon: ‘The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers’

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Please join us, on Saturday, May 9, for an evening of short film and conversation. As part of the The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers curator Dorothy Santos will be presenting a selection of short documentaries and artistic works

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Events, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice, Up&Out Lab, Video

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