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|The Art He Fears|
|Date||Thursday March 23|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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|San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (projections on the wall adjacent to Mission Street)|
|Organizer/Author||Alan Marling & RefuseFascism.org|
Join us this Thursday when we will use a projector to paint the San Francisco Federal Building with light. Last week, the president’s administration proposed to cut all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and the response of RefuseFascism.org is to shine the art Trump fears on government property.Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 21st, 2017 1:14 PM
Art endangers fascist leaders. It can express ideas that oppose the government’s narrative. In times when authority tries to deny all opposing views as fake news, art can fight propaganda with truth. For that reason, modern art was banned in Nazi Germany and declared ‘degenerate.’
Last week art on a billboard in Phoenix, Arizona made national news. Depicting Trump’s face alongside nuclear explosions and dollar signs in swastika iconography, the piece combines many of the concerns people have of the current administration, said creator of the image Karen Fiorito. Local activists with her blessing will project her art and more onto the Federal Building.
The proposed budget cut of the National Endowment of the Arts would save $148 million. The cost of Melania living apart from her husband is a comparable amount, between $100 and $182 million per year. Meanwhile, each of the president’s vacations to Mar-a-Lego cost taxpayers around $3 million.