The Lab

The Lab is a nonprofit experimental art and performance space located in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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Workshop: Making Art During Fascism

$5-10 donation, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

Artists are essential in resisting and dismantling fascism. Throughout history and through the present, you instigate, question, provoke; you provide humor, creative impulse, reflection, serenity, validation. In light of our country’s political swing toward white supremacy and hate, artists need the emotional, financial, physical, and spiritual support to sustain their work. You are invited to show up, listen, and share: support, resources, community-building, information, methods to enter movements, and ways to sustain both your activism and your practice. You will receive a free, written guide with tips for making art during this administration. Bring a notebook and something to write with!

Workshop conceived and led by Beth Pickens: and co-sponsored with Temescal Art Center.

Another Making Art During Fascism workshop will be conducted on Sunday, April 2nd, 9-10:30am at Temescal Art Center, 511 48th St. Oakland. Suggested donation $5-$10 (NOTAFLOF). 

Brontez Purnell: Unstoppable Feat, The Dances of Ed Mock and these related programs were made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Tides Foundation.

Image: Tammy Rae Carland: I'm Dying Up Here (Cone Head), 2013; C-print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper; 15 x 20 in.; courtesy of the artist and JessicaSilverman Gallery, San Francisco.

Earlier Event: March 29
Lawrence English