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I want to repost a comment left by someone on a Facebook post regarding this article.They put it so well. I couldn't say it better. I hope they don't mind.
"This is problematic because it clearly makes distinctions between "poor" aka "those that need" and "rich" aka "those that give. It frames her in such a way that it becomes another "white savior narrative." It's a good idea but location and situation create a different set of politics around it. The way the article frames it also doesn't help the case.
More than anything it's a division of status and class. Yesterday some art student said "I like working in grungy, filthy areas of society, so I don't mind working in low-income society spaces." This only reinforces this idea of the patting themselves on the back and breaking ground on new ideas that have long existed and been in places.
Another question that arises is "social practice," what is it? And how is the narrative being framed and shaped by institutions and the media? Why write about her and not all the projects that come out of east side arts? Their work is as much valid in social practice as hers. Those of us in the field have to be very careful in how we use that term and frame our projects- and also be vocal. It's a new term being thrown around to label any art in the world that's outside institutions. And don't even get me started on institutions and what they say about things as such..."
East Bay Express told me they don't write these kind of articles, when we were doing something similar at Moco in downtown Oakland two years ago. I think we were too ethnic for your paper maybe.
wow really makes you think you know
Wonderful! This woman is a beautiful Angel . . .
So inspring. She's is very brave.
I'm so happy to see Rob Brezsney's insightful and delightful horoscopes back in the EB Express! His column was one of the main reasons I would pick up a copy of the paper back in the days before there was an Internet. Having Rob's horoscopes once again grace these pages is a welcomed home-coming for Bay Area readers. Carry on!
I'm an artist. When my shows conclude I am left with stock. Can I donate pieces? Carrollpixphotography@gmail.com
Brezny has become my personal guru and he doesn't even know me!!!!
And once again, Brezsny's mix of philosophy and humor is spot-on. He's some kind of genius.
What a relief, this newspaper is a newspaper again......long live Brezsny!
Long Live Brezsny!
YAY!!!!!! Thanks for publishing Brezsny!!!!! :-) <3
Love Brezsny- thank you!
Rob is a postmodern marvel. Thanks for bringing him into your publication. He's the kind of person that makes the Bay Area uniquely remarkably the best place on earth.
Thank you for bringing back Brezsny!
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Can I purchase The Rites of Love and Math?
What a great reason to book my next trip through OAK!
The Oskstop Gallery exhibit and the book are pure delight. The poets and writers were succinct, sure, exact and soulful. Oakstop is a community treasure and James Gayles and his creative partners at Pochino Press have created a wonderful, replicatable model that can spur creativity and bring exposure to other urban
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