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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 …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Arabelle Raphael

“The Evaluation of Worth”, 2016, Arabelle Raphael. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel ‘The evaluation of worth’ is a powerful piece, what’s the story? I had started collecting the more intense/interesting hate mail I received. I knew I wanted to do something with …

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We’re Still Working Artist Interview: Laurenn McCubbin

                              “Backstage”, 2016, Laurenn McCubbin. Photo by Chani Bockwinkel What is the story behind ”Intimate” and “Backstage”? Both of those pieces came out of the 5 year …

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Phatima Rude hosts The News, February 7, 2017

On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress …