Art, Performance, and Odd Wares Rise Above Mid-Market Din in 'The Cries of San Francisco'


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Larissa Archer
The revolution will be put on pinback buttons.
Many addressed heavier issues than one would expect in this context, yet with a light touch. The Class War Store, run by Art for a Democratic Society, offered tips on effective protesting, readymade tirades, and progressive slogan buttons (and yes, it's on Etsy).

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Larissa Archer
Maja Ruznic readies for destruction.
​Maja Ruznic, Emotional Trash Collector, will listen to your problems while drawing your portrait and then symbolically destroy them in a ritualistic manner (I'm guessing she burns the paper?).

Binta Ayofemi at the Ice Store offered a "Toast to the Arab Spring" with much-appreciated icewater and close to the most delicious cookies I've ever tasted, flavored with rosewater and chickpea.

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