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Clarion Alley Mural Project is always happy to share our work - it's FREE - but we have drawn the line for most commercial purposes ... PLEASE contact us for written permission ... and if we do agree, PLEASE give the artists and CAMP credit. One of the things that has made Clarion Alley a unique space is that we've been going strong for over 20 years as a volunteer-run space without commercial ties. The few times that we have agreed to allow commercial projects to film on the alley, we've gone through a long process of ensuring compensation and credit to the artists & CAMP.
We were disappointed and felt disrespected that the creators of About Cherry, the Stephen Elliott / James Franco film used Megan Wilson's CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It and Jet Martinez and Kelly Ording's Sons of Satya footage from CAMP without permission or credit - since they had been given Megan Wilson's card as a contact and told that if they did use the footage they would need to get written permission from the artists and CAMP.
CAMP appreciated Lenny Kravitz and Jay Z's team for their respectful attention to CAMP and the artists (Ray Patlan, Brian & Jasper Tripp, Aaron Noble, Edwin Garro, Ivy McClelland, J Garcia, Julie Murray, and MARS) featured in the music video Storm.
In honor and celebration of the Clarion Alley Mural Project’s 20th Anniversary, the Roxie Theater is featuring murals by artists from CAMP in the theater’s Little Roxie lobby, bathrooms, and storefront window. Additionally, the Roxie will present an evening of shorts filmed on Clarion Alley over the past twenty years, including rare archival footage from filmmaker Fiona O’Conner Devereux of the first murals in the Alley, narrated by CAMP co-founder Rigo 23 (Thursday, October 18, 7pm).
Clarion Alley Mural Project Block Party!
Clarion Alley Mural Project (aka CAMP) is turning 20 this year!
To celebrate, we're throwing a diverse open-air party Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Clarion Alley. The early attractions start at noon with a children's costume contest (to look like murals!!) and a parade led by Brass Liberation Orchestra. Later, events unfold to chill afternoon scoping of new murals and catching up with friends in real life. As the sun goes down, projections, secret musical guests and performances from CAMP stalwarts like ex-Vomica members will abound. This block party is always free and open to the public, with live music from noon to 9pm. Every year we throw this party to raise funds to help take care of the existing murals and to create new ones.
Clarion Alley Mural Project has been a grass roots project from beginning to end, organized by a handful of individuals who volunteered thousands of hours, and with the added generosity of many, many community members who've committed their time and energy to CAMP over the past 20 years. Its possible that such a project could only be done by a small group of committed friends. Big institutions with paid staffs, enviable office facilities, and large materials budgets also have institutional strictures, competing curatorial agendas, levels of prestige to be maintained, ponderous decision-making processes, star power and quota considerations in the selection of artists and bottom line revenue projections to be taken into account. Could a project based on the affinities of artists, characterized by a rejection of western fine art hierarchies, with no enhancement of the market value of stored artworks, ever make its way through that gamut? In a city that rapidly changing to cater to the one-percent at every level, CAMP is one the last remaining truly punk venues in San Francisco.
THE COALITION ON HOMELESSNESS
August 3, 2012 - September 29, 2012
:::OPENING RECEPTION::: Friday, August 3rd 6-10pm In conjuction with Oakland Art Murmur
I.MAGIC.NATION ::: A nostalgic journey through childhood in the 70’s...
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
July 7 - October 14, 2012
Opening: Occupy Bay Area Night
Since its inception in September 2011, the Occupy Movement has generated both praise and condemnation. A direct response to the financial instability, subprime mortgage crisis and the decline of trust in the government’s ability to effectively address the problems in the labor market, it continues to resonate in the American consciousness. In response to the significant output of art and documentation produced in support of the Occupy Movement in Oakland and San Francisco, YBCA has put together an exhibition of works that have proven to be particularly effective in supporting the goals and aspirations of the Movement. Impressively, various political poster artists devoted their talents to messaging the politics and culture of the movement by creating iconic images — designs that were a call to action, or posters announcing an upcoming event. In many ways these works, by twenty-five Bay Area artists, carry forward the region’s long tradition as a leader in political struggles, from the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s, to struggles by communities of color in the 1970s, to AIDS activism in the 1980s. The exhibition also includes a selection of photojournalistic and documentary photography and video that serve as a record of the events around the Occupy Movement.
Additionally, to connect to earlier movements and provide a historical context for the project, the exhibition includes posters and photographs from other political struggles, including the Black Panther Party, I-Hotel in Manilatown (1968–77); the ARC/AIDS Vigil at City Hall (1985–95); the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969–71); the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley (1964–65); and the San Francisco State University protests, to gain an Ethnic Studies program and Black Student Union demands (1968–69).While these earlier movements certainly differ in ways from Occupy, they all are the result of a deep desire for marginalized peoples to be represented and treated fairly.
This exhibition is not meant to represent a fully executed social history, but is a testament of the power of images to evoke the emotional expression of popular and wide-spread sentiments. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99% and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change.
Poster artists: Rich Black, Zerena Diaz, Cannon Dill, Digniad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza), Eric Drooker, Alexandra Fisher, Dave Garcia, Ronnie Goodman, Jason Justice, Gabby Miller and Miriam Klein Stahl, Nuclear Winter Art, Occupy Design, Political Gridlock (Jon-Paul Bail), Cristy C. Road, Faviana Rodriguez, Chris Shaw, Colin Smith, Winston Smith, Chuck Sperry, Xavier Veramontes, Gregoirire Vion, Fred Zaw, Anonymous artists
Aligned artists: Sergio de la Torre, Kota Ezawa, Eric Drooker, Megan Wilson, Suzanne Lacy, Sanaz Mazinani
Artists of historical posters & photographs: Robert Bechtle, Emory Douglas, Rupert Garcia, Ilka Hartmann, Steven Marcus, “Indian Joe” Morris, Rachael Romero, Sheila Tully, Anonymous artists
Photojournalism and video artists: Li Chen Ewen Wright
Intersection for the Arts presents the year ahead in art and innovation at The Changemaker Social!
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS
Silent auction, featuring the work of top tier artists at affordable starting bids, from $25 and up!
* Tamara Albaitis * April Banks * Terry Berlier * Victor Cartagena * Adam Chin * Pablo Cristi * Binh Danh * Sergio de la Torre * Lauren DiCioccio * Ala Ebtekar * Nome Edonna * Eric Fischer * Katie Gilmartin * Matt Gonzalez * Taraneh Hemami * Dana Hemenway * Jason Jägel * Sean Marc Lee * Steve Lambert * Monique Lopez * Wendy MacNaughton * Stephani Martinez * Chris McCaw * Julio Cesar Morales * billy ocallaghan * Susan O’Malley * Lordy Rodriguez * Jos Sances * Winston Smith * Weston Teruya * Truong Tran * Megan Wilson * Imin Yeh *
DewittCheng, “Broadside Attractions | Vanquished Terrains @ Intersection for the Arts, SF,” April 22, 2012
BROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS | VANQUISHED TERRAINS opens:
Broadside Attractions: Vanquished Terrains takes inspiration from the historical broadside and reflects on contemporary events and culture using the theme of “vanquished terrains” as a point of departure. Historically the broadside has been defined as a large sheet of paper printed on one side and designed to be plastered onto walls in public areas to announce events, proclamations, or news. Before newspapers, magazines, and the internet, there was the broadside.
Organized in collaboration with curators Megan Wilson and Maw Shein Win, this project is part of Intersection’s larger exploration of language, place, and storytelling that pays homage to the history of printed matter, highlights cross-disciplinary work between artists and writers, and embraces a 21st Century reinterpretation of one of the original forms of public communication.
OCCUPY THE SCREEN!
Thursday, March 29th the Roxie Theater will host a film series and panel discussion to help bring historic context to social and economic protest movements, beginning with the Civil Rights' Movement, and extending to other movements that have reclaimed public spaces to protest injustice. The film night will serve as a continuation of the discussion brought to the forefront by the Occupy Movement. Now that the encampments have been dispersed, what are communities around the Bay Area doing to challenge social and economic inequities?
A segment of Newreel's documentary series of the Black Panther Party, What We Want, What We Belive will be featured with several short films, including AFT 2121: The Movie, Art Strikes Back, Yes Men's Guide to High Level Pranking, and Occupy SF - Veterans Day: Amos Gregory. The screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Panelists include:
The event will be FREE to the public with a suggested donation. 7pm
On What We Want, What We Believe:
99% is a public art/street art project that speaks to the need for a fundamental shift in the status quo approach to current economic models, labor, the environment, human rights, and the health and wellbeing of all. In support of the OCCUPY! movement, I am making a series of hand painted signs (1000 to start) with the statement “We Are The 99%” in different languages (so far I have English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Hebrew, Hungarian, German, Roma, Serbian/ Bosnian/ Croatian, Russian, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesian, Thai, Japanese, French, Italian, Czech, Slovakian, Polish, Dutch, Danish, Yiddish, Haitian, Swahili, Georgian, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Turkish, Vietnamese, Tamil, Armenian, Urdu, Estonian, Khmer, Burmese, Shoshone, Cherokee, and Sioux).
Big THANKS to translators and translator connectors: Eliza Barrios, Carolyn Castaño, Sarita Ahuja, Andre Ambrus, Srinivas Kuruganti, Kevin Chen, Violeta Krasni, Peter Haas, Taraneh Hemami, Juan Caguicla, Nano Warsono, Saideh Eftekhari, Christine Ahn, Ramon Murrillo, and Jake Thompson.
The signs all have bold black text on a color background painted on ¼” plywood in varying sizes. These are being distributed initially in San Francisco and Oakland to:
1. OccupySF and Occupy Oakland participants to be used at marches and protests – participants will be asked to display their signs in their home windows when not in use.
The project will also be presented in Southeast Asia in 2012.
TWCDC's, video of Pignapped, our collaborative action in summer 2010 that featured This Little Piggy Went To Market is part of Capital Offense: The End(s) of Capitalism, curated by Jennifer Gradecki and Renée Fox at Beacon Arts in Inglewood. Capital Offense presents a selection of artwork and writing chosen for its clarity in questioning, exposing and reflecting upon various aspects of the current global economic crisis and neoliberal global capitalism.