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We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work, January 27–February 25

We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work is a multidisciplinary group exhibition created by, and in celebration of, sex workers. Curated by Maxine Holloway and Javier Luis Hurtado, We’re Still Working is the second exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the …

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Bushmama Africa in The Ramp Gallery, February 14–March 11, 2017

Bushmama Africa combines reality with dreamspace, spirituality and self love. Her work expresses her deep affinity for everything Afrofuturistic with a focus on Black women as a form of resistance against Amerikkka’s standard of beauty and standard of relevancy as …

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The Black Lives Masquerade, February 25, 3–5pm

Global Street Dance Masquerade performance ensemble, photo by Elijah Ndoumbe. SOMArts is proud to partner with Global Street Dance Masquerade artistic director Rashad Pridgen to present The Black Lives Masquerade on Saturday, February 25. Beginning at Zaccho Dance Theatre (1777 Yosemite Ave, …

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Sex Worker Magic: A Talent Show & Closing Ceremony, February 25, 7–9pm

  We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work is a multidisciplinary group exhibition created by, and in celebration of, sex workers. Curated by Maxine Holloway and Javier Luis Hurtado, We’re Still Working is the second exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Joseph Liatela

                            “Shedding”, 2016, Joseph Liatela. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel What are the stories that are being told through your work? The concept behind Untitled (Proximity Series) originated from when …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Pluma Sumaq

“El Derecho”, 2016, Pluma Sumaq. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel Where does the inspiration for the altars in your piece come from? Creating altars is something so personal and intimate to me, it’s such a guttural and ancestral process that has allowed …

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Failed Films Presents #F*ckYouPayMe, February 17, 2017

We’re Still Working: The Art of Sex Work is a group exhibition created by, and in celebration of, sex workers. Curated by Maxine Holloway and Javier Luis Hurtado, We’re Still Working is the second exhibition in the 2016–2017 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency. This …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Grace Mendenhall

“Object”, 2016, Grace Mendenhall and Juliette Stray. Image courtesy of the artist. Where and how did the idea for OBJECT originate? The idea behind Object originated in conversation with my collaborator, Juliette Stray, an incomparable muse and self-described “silicone-stuffed bimbo in the porn …