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Your Call: Creative resistance

Apr 6, 2017

How are artists resisting and organizing?

Photo by Charlie Villyard / Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about art and activism in the digital age. 


When you walk around town, you’re sure to see large posters pasted to construction sites and the sides of buildings. Many are advertisements for movies, records, or cars. Occasionally, you’ll see a poster that isn’t selling anything: It may be there to rally people for a demonstration or make a point about affordable health care. But no matter what the intentions of the poster are, these pieces of public art draw mixed reviews from political artists, store-owners, and city workers.