Monthly Archives: May 2014

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

Posted in Art Exhibitions, Artist-Activists, Curating, Found Online, Posts, Racism

Maya Angleou, Artist-Activist (2008-2014)

Maya Angelou remembered on Democracy Now! May 29, 2014 with Juan Gonzàlez, Amy Goodman and Sonia Sanchez. [Excerpt] JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Sonia Sanchez, I wanted to ask you, Maya Angelou was already an accomplished singer, dancer, actress, but then she gets

Posted in Artist-Activists, Found Online, Posts, Social Justice

Guerilla Girls Update

In response to an invitation by Gallerie Perrotin and “curator” Pharrell Williams to participate in the exhibition G I R L, the Guerrilla Girls refused and updated an old favorite. You can read more about it here.

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Field Trip! – Glenn Greenwald in Hayes Valley

Please join the Art & Class Discussion Club! Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in San Francisco about Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State. Wednesday, June 18, 7:00pm Nourse Theater 275 Hayes Street in San Francisco Get tickets from

Posted in Art & Activism Book Club, Events, Field Trip, Posts, Social Justice

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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Yes Men Take on Homeland Security

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