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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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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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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

Outdoor Film Salon: Recap

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As a part of The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers transbay exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has created a public programming series that reflects the exhibition themes of privacy, surveillance, and gentrification that affect housing

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Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in SF GATE

Local duo COLL.EO shows “A New American Dream,” a 2014 set of framed digital prins of images from Google Street View.

Local duo COLL.EO shows “A New American Dream,” a 2014 set of framed digital prints of images from Google Street View.

Dorothy Santos’s upcoming exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers received some excellent coverage last night from Kimberly Chun of the San Francisco Chronicle.  This is shaping into a very exciting exhibition! The article appeared online via SFGATE:  ‘The Dissidents,

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Class, Curating, Events, Organization Update, Up&Out Lab

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

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In thinking about the changes happening in San Francisco, I find the relationship between privacy and gentrification seems rather disparate at first mention. However these two concepts have become inextricably tied in urban environments subject to a particular influxes of new

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Eviction Garage Sale

Christian Frock covers the Galéria de la Raza exhibition featuring Yolanda Yañez and her son Rio who are facing eviction from their longtime Mission home. “López, 71, was a leading feminist and pioneer of the Chicana art movement in the

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HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican? Pulls Out of Whitney Biennial

Ben Davis has been following the story on artnet News. A Wake-up Call for the Whitney Biennial, May 15, 2014 The Story Behind the Yams’ Whitney Biennial Protest, May 29, 2014 The Yams, On the Whitney and White Supremacy, May

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Open Engagement 2014: Life/Work

I just got back from the Open Engagement conference in New York this week. The theme of the conference was Life/Work and offered and opportunity for artists working in “social practice” to consider the seams, edges, overlap, torque, and friction

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