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Calendar, Night&Day Preperformance Art

Preperformance Art

It’s hard to find a free-fall as delightful as dating an active alcoholic, and since starting to like ourselves, we’ve sought that excited feeling elsewhere. Finally: “SQUART!,” a solution that won’t threaten your sense of well-being or Percocet stash. Over…
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Calendar, Night&Day Queer Art Under the Freeway

Queer Art Under the Freeway

Twenty years ago, San Francisco–based performance artist Keith Hennessy debuted an interdisciplinary work beneath a freeway South of Market. The piece confronted AIDS at a time when the crisis was ravaging the city: He collected saliva from the entire audience,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Circus Youth

Circus Youth

We’ve always felt surrounded by clowns, but when the passel of pierrots includes Keith Hennessy, it’s a rarefied moment. Unfortunately for the red-nosed and gunboat-shoed birthday clown with half an eye on an art career, Hennessy has made clowning and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Real Classy

Real Classy

The term "homosexual agenda" is, in many cases, funny. It's mostly funny-peculiar, but in the face of a realistic conversation such as "Class and Power in Queer SF," it's also sort of funny-ha-ha. See, in spite of what social conservatives…
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Doo Doo Doo, Da Da Da Da

Marcel Duchamp's mustachioed Mona Lisa is just one example of the European dada movement, which channeled its disillusionment with World War I into a nihilist's art that flouted conventional aesthetics in favor of absurdity and unpredictability. The Bay Area's warm…
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