Take Action / A For Freedoms Exhibition

Presented by CCA Exhibitions
October 16–November 16
Image credit: Sharon Daniel, Amends | Civil Death, installation view. Image courtesy of the artist.
CCA Hubbell St Galleries | 161-131 Hubbell St, San Francisco
Free and open to the public

Opening reception: Tues., October 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday

Take Action is a group exhibition highlighting work by Bay Area artists working as creative citizens in their communities. The exhibition is urgently contemporary, featuring recent video, sound, prints, photography, and installations by Bay Area artists that prompt visitors to take action and participate in civic discourse.

Featuring work by 100 Days Action, Center for Tactical Magic, Sharon Daniel, Rodney Ewing, chris hamamoto & Jon Sueda, Taraneh Hemami, Packard Jennings, Dignidade Rebelde, Stephanie Syjuco, Kaitlin Trataris, Leila Weefur, Christine Wong Yap, and more.

This presentation is part of CCA’s Creative Citizenship in Action series.

Related For Freedoms Town Hall events will take place at CCA's Oakland campus on Monday, September 17 at 7:00 pm, and at CCA’s San Francisco campus on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm.

In conjunction with Take Action, 100 Days Action will host a maker event on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:30 pm, and an election result watching party on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 pm. 

Image credit: Sharon Daniel, Amends | Civil Death, installation view. Image courtesy of the artist. 

About For Freedoms:
Founded in 2016 by alumni Hank Willis Thomas (MFA Fine Arts/VCS, 2004) and artist Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is an artist-run initiative that promotes civic participation, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. The national civic engagement project was inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—and seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values.

About the 50 State Initiative:
The 50 State Initiative is a national campaign currently consisting of over 200 institutional partners and 250 artists who are staging billboards, lawn signs, town hall meetings, and special exhibitions to encourage broad participation and inspire conversation related to November’s midterm elections.

About the For Freedoms Creative Citizenship Fellowship:
Throughout 2018, CCA is collaborating with For Freedoms and Hank Willis Thomas to develop a Bay Area organizing hub to advance the shared goals of increasing voter registration, voter access, and engagement in the broader practices of democracy on our campuses, in our communities, and across the nation. The fellowship was jointly created with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to highlight initiatives from both colleges focused on using the arts and arts-based organizing to increase engagement in the system of democratic electoral politics and advocacy.