Start date: March 11, 2016

End date: August 14, 2016

Who is an activist? What role does art play in social change?

Performance, visual art, and technology offer a new kind of toolkit for today’s activism, allowing for a broad range of participation in change-making. At the same time, social media offers an unprecedented platform for increased visibility and public dialog. Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area explores these possibilities through the recent work of artists, activists, and technologists addressing the most pressing issues of our time.

Guest curator Christian L. Frock provides an expansive look at artworks, media projects, and ephemera from tactical interventions, as well as several new site-specific commissions, including recent works by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, Cat Brooks with Black Lives Matter | Anti Police-Terror Project, CultureStrike, Pitch Interactive, Tucker Nichols, Favianna Rodriguez, Stamen, and many others. A full-color publication features new essays by Jeff Chang, Christian L. Frock, and Rebecca Solnit.

Venue: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Location: 701 Mission St, San Francisco 94103

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