Art & Activism Quarterly

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Previous Issues

Issue 7 • December 2016

Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Cont’)

For the Love of Privacy:Basic strategies for the world ahead

Home Viewing for Long Nights: We look back for a way forward

Issue 6 • August 2016
Black.seed #reclaimMLK Bay Bridge shutdown, January 18, 2016. (Photo: Brooke Anderson)

Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Parts 1 and 2 of four)

BOOM: The Art of Resistance

The Movement for Black Lives: Six Point Platform

Society Update: What we’ve been up to

Issue 5 • March 2016
PERSIA featuring Daddie$ Pla$tik Google Google Apps Apps 2013. Courtesy the artist.

Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area

On Strike! (At SF State) and More Documentaries at YBCA’s Take This Hammer

Bay Area Art & Activism Timeline: Contributions Welcome!

Become a Member: We are 64% of the way toward out $4,500 goal!

Issue 4 • October 2015
Tony Vaguely, Diet Popstitute, and Alvin at  Klubstitute, c. 1991. Photo by Daniel Nicoletta.

Open Engagement comes to Oakland: Mark your calendars! April 29–May 1, 2016

All the World’s Futures: Democracy Now! covers the 2015 Venice Biennale

Ferguson is the Future: Alternative Worlds Through Arts, Activism, & Scholarship

(processing) – Bay Area Artists and the Archive: Collective Memory at UC Berkeley’s Worth Ryder Art Gallery, October 7-23

Issue 3 • July 2015
Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, 40th Year, digital print, 12in x 18in, 2015.

Happy 40th Birthday Media Burn!: The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism commemorates the legendary 1975 event

We are “Making a Scene!”: The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism documents 50 years of alternative Bay Area spaces

From “Saints and Citizens”: California’s Mission Era Indigenous Artists and Political Resistance

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

Media Burn 40th Anniversary Posters: Get’em While They’re Hot!

Issue 2 • March 2015
Susan O’Malley with her work, 2012. (Photo: Christine Wong Yap)

Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice

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

Artists Get Organized!: The Bay Area Artists Report and Arts Advocacy Coalition

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT: Susan O’Malley (1976-2015)

Thank you, Members!

Issue 1 • November 2014
Still image from “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” starring Jimmie Fails (right) and Pretice Sanders (left) and directed by Joe Talbot.

The View from Queens: An Interview with Artist Christine Wong Yap

From 3.9 to the Last: San Francisco’s African American Creative Legacy Now

How We Party “Overnight Strange: A Vaudeville for the Displaced”

Dear Members