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Friday, July 6, 2012

Occupy at Least Makes for Good Art

Posted By on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF ERIC DROOKER AND YBCA
  • Courtesy of Eric Drooker and YBCA

The notorious Occupy Movement might have faded into the of background of the political conscious, but it's been etched in our minds forever.

This weekend, you can catch a glimpse of protesters, but not camped out on the streets. Remember this now-defunct movement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where there will be an exhibit featuring Occupy-related art from around the Bay Area.

What you will see is work from 25 artists with select photos and videos from happenings within the Occupy Movement over the last year. Here's how the YBCA explains it:

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. By localizing our efforts, we also pay special tribute to the role that Bay Area artists have played in giving voice to the 99 percent and utilizing art as an effective vehicle for social change.

The YBCA will host an opening night party

for the exhibit on Saturday with all the things protesters love -- music, food, and discussion about occupying.

The exhibition runs until Oct. 14. For more information go to www.ybca.org.

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