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Ferguson is the Future

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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

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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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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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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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