yerba buena center for the arts

yerba buena center for the arts

How Black.Seed Shut Down the Bay Bridge on MLK Day

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See more at http://ybca.org/take-this-hammer Black, queer collective Black.Seed shows YBCA how they shut down the Bay Bridge in a major protest action on MLK Day 2016. Black.Seed spoke with us for our exhibition, Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area. About the exhibition: 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.