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BOOM: The Art of Resistance

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BOOM: The Art of Resistance – A Diversity of Bay Area Anti-Displacement Tactics Organized by Leslie Dreyer, this exhibition presents critical reflections on race, class and accessibility politics within struggles against displacement. Featuring contributions by Sogorea Te’ Land Trust with

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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

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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

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“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

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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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The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers: Closing Panel Discussion Recap!

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  I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I was originally asked to curate a show on privacy, surveillance, and their effects on gentrification in the Bay Area. As much as one would like to think that they

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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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