Existe Resiste


Gallery opening: January 20th | 6PM - 9:30 PM

January 20, 2017-February 11, 2017 | 2nd floor galleries | DONATIONS WELCOME

The Mission Cultural Center opens its doors in 2017 to the artistic community to express a reaction to the Presidential Election of 2016. Faced with rhetoric of fear, division, racism, misogyny, intolerance, and populism from the elected government, artists from diverse communities raise a voice validating our right to exercise the First Amendment.

Artists from various backgrounds such as; minorities, immigrants, women, veterans, lgtbq, youth, and seniors are intersecting a spectrum of messages that aim to reclaim human dignity. We are not apologizing for existing, and consider the best form of resistance by existing precisely as we are rejecting the hegemonic supremacy of the elected government.

The Mission Cultural Center starts 2017 by providing a space where arts and activism play an important role in our community the way it did 40 years ago.

We welcome you to join us at the opening reception January 20, 2017 from 6pm-9:30pm. A mini Illusion show #9 with special guests, muralists, activist, and musicians will create art as part of our activities.

Existe Resiste

In response to the new government

In difficult times we do not have to surrender, we must continue with our art, our passions, our desire to make a world where we can live in peace, dance together with our differences, sing in all languages, the same language: freedom.

We are painters, musicians, poets, graffiti artists, multidisciplinary artists, activists of art and culture, who do not stop because a new government that threatens to destroy what in decades our ancestors, and ourselves, have built with love. We continue to work on what we know and want to do, because the Revolution is also in the hands of artists.

Bob Sanders | Do No Harm Coalition | Esmeralda Padilla | Istanbul Connection | José Antonio Galloso | Kata Miletich | Mara Lea Brown | Marco Peris Coppola | Meklit Hadero | Noah Brown | Pancho Pescador | Rupa Marya | Susan Matthews | Tania Figueroa | Todd T. Brown | William Brown | Curador: Adrián Arias