Research

Ellen Sebastian Chang’s and Maya Gurantz’ live video feed public art project, A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux), was inspired by Kit Galloway’s and Sherry Rabinowitz’ 1980 Hole in Space. But instead of inviting the public on opposite coasts to interact as in the original version, Chang and Gurantz sited the project for residents of North and East Oakland. See Sarah Burke’s “Artists Create Two-Way Video Portal for Oaklanders to Meet Their Neighbors” in the East Bay Express (January 28, 2015).

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Citizenship

Because we want full police accountability;
Because Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai GurleyRamarley Graham, Oscar Grant, and countless others;
Because exercising our democratic rights are the only way to know we still have them.

11 days of action—one for every time Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe”:
http://www.thisstopstoday.org/11daysofaction

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Sights

Sarah Hotchkiss reports on 15 new(ish) projects and spaces in the Bay Area on KQED Arts. I’m excited about the Congratulations Pine Tree podcast, and love the installation photo of José León Cerrillo’s work from Kiria Koula, an interesting new gallery.

Patricia Maloney/Art Practical suggests 15(ish) art galleries on SFist. Many of these are more established galleries, and some have recently expanded.

Good signs all around for the vitality of art in the Bay Area.

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