Posts Tagged “occupy oakland”

SECA 2012: Anne Lesley Selcer on Frank Ogawa Plaza

10.29.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

For the first time in the history of SFMOMA’s biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists, the museum has commissioned the four recipients of the 2012 SECA Art Award to create work outside the traditional gallery context. Their site-responsive projects are at several locations throughout the Bay Area. To complement these projects, Open S... More

Toma las Calles! Take It to the Streets! An interview with Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde

04.26.2012  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

If it is true that there has never been a movement for justice without the arts, and I believe it is, then the recent history of movement building in the Bay Area exists in part through the work of Melanie Cervantes and Dignidad Rebelde, the collaborative project of Cervantes and Jesus Barraza. If you have ever attended a protest in the Bay Area organized by a coalition of social justice organizations and activists or the Occupy movement, you have seen their work: bold digital and screenprints depicting community members demanding justice and a... More

Why Is Occupy Oakland So Crazy?

02.02.2012  |  By
Filed under: Essay, Field Notes

The enormous conceptual art project also known as Occupy Wall Street is in the news again, and this time it’s all about Oakland. Last week 409 people were arrested during confrontations with police. But in a march of 500 protesters that means almost everyone was arrested. And it’s weird because around the country, even in New York, where I am, the protests have all been nonviolent. So maybe it’s worth asking: Why is Oakland so different? Why are these kids throwing things at police when they know they might end up in jail? Mor... More

Clouds of Tear Gas in Oakland

10.25.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes