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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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“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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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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We are “Making a Scene!”

Flyer-Making a Scene

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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From “Saints and Citizens”

Unknown indigenous artist, Station of the Cross V: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus (detail), Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, CA, early 19th Century.

California’s Mission Era Indigenous Artists and Political Resistance Ever since Lisbeth Hass’ book talk last year at the California Historical Society on Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (University of California Press, 2013), the stare

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