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Culture, The Exhibitionist Alcatraz Will Become an Art Gallery: Ai Weiwei Exhibit

Alcatraz Will Become an Art Gallery: Ai Weiwei Exhibit

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been a vocal critic of his government, particularly the limits placed on free speech and expression. In 2011, the Chinese authorities detained him for 81 days on charges of tax evasion, and…
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Film, "Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case": Return of the Trickster

"Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case": Return of the Trickster

Andreas Johnsen's documentary Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case takes place shortly after Beijing conceptual artist Ai Weiwei was kidnapped and held in secret for 81 days by the Chinese authorities. He returns home under house arrest, during which time Johnsen's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Free(Dom) Movies

Free(Dom) Movies

The Human Rights Film Festival at the University of San Francisco is the 11th annual event, and like previous years, the lineup is sure to galvanize audiences with a mixture of shorts and features that span the globe. Shorts programs…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings July 18-24, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Something Queer ... : Featuring short films Together People, Intermission, The Worm Episode, and The Bad Breast or The Strange Case of Theda Lange. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m. $6. Folklore Gathering: Weaving live performance…
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Arthouse Movie Listings July 11-17, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Orbit(film): A program of short films about our solar system. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m. $10. Collaborations: Sound & Image: An evening of music and image with Lea Bertucci, Ryan Jewell, Bran Pos, Group Rhoda, Suzy Poling…
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Calendar, Night&Day Age of Dissent

Age of Dissent

Collectively a chronicle of self-amplifying dissent, Chinese art-star and activist Ai Weiwei interprets politics in aesthetic terms and vice versa in tonight's screening of five rare films, Documentaries of Ai Weiwei. In Disturbing the Peace, and its sequel of sorts,…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings July 4-10, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Talkies: Film and Standup: A comedic film and standup series. Debuting a film by David Enos. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m. $8. Casual Encounters: Casey Anderson and Rick Bahto present a variety of works. Sat., July 7,…
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Culture, Artcap

"Chico & Chang": Exhibit Shows the Swirl of Asian and Latino Culture

Two years in the making, this exhibit accomplishes what it set out to do: to showcase the multifaceted art being made in California from an often-overlapping Asian and Latino perspective. Even in a state that has long enjoyed strong (and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Experimental Animal House

Experimental Animal House

In May 2010, the For-Site Foundation (“art about place”) put up a large-scale art exhibition. “Presidio Habitats” commissioned a group of artists to make sturdy, beautiful, interesting bat houses. And sculpture that birds would like. And a pyramidal den for…
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News, The Snitch Change.org: Congress Pressures Hillary Clinton to Denounce Chinese Hackers

Change.org: Congress Pressures Hillary Clinton to Denounce Chinese Hackers

Earlier today, we told you about the Change.org petition, a viral response to the beating of a transgender woman in Maryland. Seeing the significance of this San Francisco-based social-action platform -- which was recently attacked by Chinese hackers --  the…
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