Blog Archives

100 Days of Action

100 Days Action 100 Days is a counternarrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. A calendar of activist and poetic action, 100 Days Festival gathers call to action from organizations and activist groups working in the crossfire of Trump’s plan (Black Lives Matter, Immigrant Coalition, Environment, Planned Parenthood, among others), while also calling on thinkers, performers, visual artists, and writers to propose gestures that can be carried out by participants either at home or in the world. 100 Days is an exercise in endurance, a call for daily action to all bodies that stand against bigotry, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and the destruction of our environment.

If there was a time to take action, to make a concerted effort at becoming politicized, and taking the steps towards affecting change, the time is now. Bay Area-based artists, writers, and cultural producers have come together  for 100 Days

Posted in Actions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, California, Events, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice, Social Practice

BOOM: The Art of Resistance

BOOM_sidewalk.jpg

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

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

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Events, 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

FergusonistheFuture

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

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Artist-Activists, Events, Found Online, Political Art, Posts, Social Justice, Video

(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

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Events, Posts

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

Loughlin_DisruptMarket_2015_edit

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

Posted in Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Class, Events, Posts, Social Justice, Up&Out Lab

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

incline

  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

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Art Exhibitions, Bay Area, Curating, Events, Posts

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

Posted in Actions, Art & Activism Quarterly, Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Bay Area, Collective Memory, Events, Political Art, Posts

‘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

Become a Member!



Our annual campaign for new and renewing members is happening now. We invite you to become a member of our community at a level that feels meaningful and affordable. Suggested annual memberships are sliding scale $5 – $500 per year. Learn more →

Categories