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Art Culture Criticism

New Normal / Old Normal

I have been invited to be a panelist for a discussion titled, “Making Art in the Age of #45” as a part of public programming at Kala Institute. Bay Area-based artist Christy Chan invited me and I am constantly humbled and honored for these opportunities. In 2015, I wrote a review of Christy Chan’s performance […]

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Art Culture Criticism Performance and Conceptual

Reading The Dispossessed

On Saturday, January 20, from 12-2 p.m. I will be participating in the second part of a two-part program, which will be a reading and recording of Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed. Artists Danielle Aubert, Sofia Cordova, Liz Hillie, Courtney Johnson and I will read from The Dispossessed with an emphasis on the marks found in over one hundred used […]

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Art Culture Criticism Curatorial Practice Observations

American Gun Show featured in KQED’s Fall Arts Preview 2015

“Liberator by Cody Wilson, printed by James Morgan.” medium: 3d print ABS, 2013 (Photo courtesy of the artist.) Cherri Lakey for KQED writes, “Curators James Morgan and Dorothy Santos have put together an impressive exhibition of 22 artists from the U.S. and abroad to visually weigh in on the hot button topic of guns and […]

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Art arts and technology Conceptual conceptual art Culture Criticism Observations Post Modernism Sculpture Visual Arts

The American Gun Show

Call to Artists: American Gun Show Open call for artwork: Few technologies have had the impact on civilization that the gun has had. With a storied history of a millennium and having been woven into American culture, it is not surprising that it is as contentious as it is empowering. Dorothy Santos and James Morgan are […]

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Conceptual Culture Criticism Interactive / Participatory Art Multi Media Observations Performance and Conceptual

Conceiving Place // In Coversation with Mabel Negrete at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

   When: Friday, August 7, 2015  Time: 5:00pm– 7:30pm Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Front Door Gallery As a culmination of the public programming associated with the current Room for Big Ideas project, Conceiving Place, Bay Area-based writer Dorothy Santos will be in conversation with Mabel Negrete on her work and ask questions […]

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Art Culture Criticism Film Observations

Silencing the Conscious: The Representation of the API Body in Ex Machina // published in Hyphen

The plot line dictates, culturally and historically, a dominant narrative told many times in film and media. I wish it were different. With the myriad of racial, cultural, and social stories flooding the media, visibility of API bodies is still so very far behind in the mainstream culture even when it is inserted into film […]