• Rebozos Mexicanos 32nd Sólo Mujeres Exhibition

    Sólo Mujeres: Rebozos Mexicanos

    • Opening: Friday, March 15, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: April 27, 2019

    Guest curator: Veronica Solis.

    Textiles have traditionally been associated with women throughout time and have undergone many changes that adapt to them. Textiles have long been compartmentalized within the domestic realm, so visibility of textiles in male-dominated art institutions have been minimal. In commemoration of women’s contribution to the art of textiles, we present our 32nd Sólo Mujeres exhibition, Rebozos Mexicanos, at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts main gallery.

    The Mexican “rebozo” (shawl) in particular has become an emblematic piece that emerged as a cultural symbol recognized not only in Mexico but abroad. The rebozo Mexicano materializes a cultural mosaic that is abundantly diverse in techniques, processes, materials, and patterns.

    Many communities in Mexico preserve this historic-visual language that is embodied through the looms. The weavers who stay determined to protecting this visual language in the midst of modern competitive neoliberal markets are faced with the challenges of industrial plagiarism, violence, machine produce textiles, and other environmental, and socially damaging production practices.

    This exhibition is designed to be a network that interlaces stories, individuals, and weaving communities in Mexico with the Mexican migrant community in the Bay Area. Rebozos Mexicanos is for anyone who can interpret them as a visual medium that speaks of people, time, place, process, and myth.

    The collections showcased specify the regions, ethnic groups, artisans, and cooperatives of the rebozos.

    • Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday
    • From 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Mission Gráfica Print Sale

    Mission Gráfica Exhibition & Print Sale

    • Opening: Friday, March 15, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: April 27, 2019

    For 40 years Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts has supported the advancement of women artists by promoting their voices through the arts.

    In celebration of International Women’s Day and Solo Mujeres, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio presents a selection of prints and posters for sale, made by women or about women, that were produced at Mission Gráfica.

  • Postcolonial Revenge Exhibition

    Postcolonial Revenge: Exhibition

    • Opening: Friday, January 18, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: February 22, 2019

    Postcolonial Revenge is an exhibition that centers rage, justice and collective healing from intergenerational traumas. This exhibition investigates how rage can shape hope, inform action, and build intergenerational resistance.

    Revenge is defined as the “satisfaction obtained by repaying an injury or wrong” or “an opportunity for retaliation; a chance to win after an earlier defeat.” The field of Postcolonial studies emerged as a way to bring forward voices and T/truths that were hidden from master narratives. Postcolonial studies have allowed us to see that Western empires built their foundations on the labor, exploitation, and stealing of resources from what are now known as Third-World countries. Today, many communities that are labeled “marginal” in the U.S. are here because of the infliction of violence by Western powers. However, that is not to say that communities that were faced with dispossession or forced to leave their homelands have given in to colonial forces. Postcolonial Revenge is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the win of not giving into a system that enacts injury and violence onto black, brown, indigenous, immigrant, queer, and working-class livelihoods.

    Postcolonial Revenge centers resistance, resilience and resurgence against Western epistemological beliefs. Indigenous, Black, Chicanx, Filipinx, South East/Asian, and Middle Eastern voices are among those that have pushed against Western settler-colonial ideas which center hetero-patriarchal ideals in an attempt to eradicate culture, language, and ancestral lineage. The works in this show will highlight inter-generational voices that continue to work against settler-colonial oppressive structures pre and post-civil rights. Post-Colonial Revenge will interweave works that deal with resurgence, rage, justice, ancestors and collective healing from inter-generational trauma. The exhibition chooses to highlight these themes, so they can serve as a departure to create a new center, away from colonial structures which sought to destroy us.

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Anum Awan
    Priscilla Claura
    Federico Cuatlacuatl
    Crystal Galindo
    Tomahawk Greyeyes
    Olivia Hernandez
    Carlos Jackson
    Vida K
    Edgar Lampkin
    Sarah Lee
    Madison Long
    Chris Marin
    Chucha Marquez
    Natani Notah
    Manuel Ruelas Fases
    Keith Secola
    Tosha Stimage
    Joseph Tipay

    Gilda Posada
    Dara Katrina Del Rosario

  • Mission Grafica Print Sale

    Mission Gráfica Archive: Print Sale

    • Opening: Friday, January 18, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Runs through: Friday, February 22, 2019

    For forty years, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio has proven itself to be a creative haven for individuals to explore the practices of printmaking in a community-based and affordable studio space that stands out as one of the last grassroots art spaces in San Francisco.

    The prints on view in the Inti-Raymi Gallery reflect the community’s desire for social and economic justice on such issues as immigration, displacement, and Third World freedom struggles.

  • Los Tres de la Mission Exhibition

    Los Tres de La Mission

    • Opening: Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: February 13, 2019

    Through forgotten objects, this exhibition tells us a story where philosophers, artists and social situations converge and emerge. Curated by Victor Navarrete, with paintings by Martin Revolo and Antonio Tovar.

  • Between Life And Death

    • Opening: Thursday, November 8, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Ch'in Kana Gallery (3rd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: December 13, 2019

    Between Life and Death: Day of the Dead is a photo exhibition by Harvey Castro that brings the focus back to the people that live the traditions of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead). In this ongoing project, Harvey Castro visits and documents how people in different regions of Mexico celebrate this special tradition with their families and community as a whole.

  • Flight Of The Ancestors

    32nd Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition: Vuelo de los Ancestros

    • Soft Opening: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
    • Celebration: Friday November 2, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 10 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • Free Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    Flight of the Ancestors • Vuelo de los ancestros is the 32nd Annual Day of the Dead exhibition hosted by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The creativity of artists, teachers, artisans, and overall community members has contributed to Day of the Dead evolving into our most iconic exhibit of the year. We carry this tradition forward by welcoming people to express personal, political, and spiritual contemplations of life and death. This year, we have asked people to use butterflies or moths as a metaphor that showcases death as an integral part of the cycle of life.

    Flight of the Ancestors • Vuelo de los ancestros is comprised of 16 artists who showcase a unique multidisciplinary Day of the Dead exhibit that fuses tradition with contemporary installations.

    6:45 pm • Blessing the Ancestors Ceremony with Jorge Molina
    7:30 pm • Live music with Locura Trio
    8:30 pm • Live music with La Clandestina (in the theatre)
    9 pm • Fogo na Roupa

    MCCLA dedicates Flight of the Ancestors • Vuelo de los ancestros to René Yañez, who played a pivotal role in establishing the celebration of Day of the Dead in San Francisco. For many years René curated "Rooms of the Dead" exhibit at MCCLA for the community to use as a platform that addressed political issues that inflict death towards our communities.

    Free admission courtesy of:
    • Mi Yucatan
    • Mission Pie
    • Mission Economic Dev Assoc.
    • Rosamunde
    • ArtsCo.Lab

    Suggested Donation: $5

    We open our doors to anyone interested in joining us with related events that are in conjunction with the Flight of the Ancestors exhibit.

    Day of the Dead Archive

  • California Lucha Libre

    California Lucha Libre

    • Opening: Friday, August 1, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Inti-Raymi Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    "California Lucha Libre" are 13 photographs from a larger documentary photo essay Amelia Berumen worked on from October 2016-September 2017. After learning that her neighbor was a luchador (wrestler), Amelia made connections with the fighters of the California Lucha Libre Club, where she captured intimate portraits, backstage scenes, and ring photos of that particular underground scene.

    After approximately three months of photographing, Amelia created her first photo book volume titled "Rudos vs Tecnicos" In November of 2017, "Rudos vs Tecnicos" was cataloged into the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The California Lucha Libre wrestler club came to an end in September 2017 that also marked the end of this specific photo essay project.

    These photos are a sample of hundreds of images Amelia Berumen took and have not been publically viewed.

  • Mascara Vs Cabellera Exhibition

    Mascara vs Cabellera

    • Opening: Friday, August 10, 2018
    • From 6:30 PM to 9 PM
    • Main Gallery (2nd Floor)
    • $5 Admission
    • Runs through: September 8, 2018

    Visions of wrestling captured in paintings, drawings, photography, and apparel illustrate the rich surreal world of Mexican wrestling culture. Where the fight revolves around the theory of triumph and defeat. Where each combat and movement ends in a battle polarized by a duality between good and evil. This exhibit focuses on the history of the Mexican wrestling aesthetic, and its importance in popular culture.

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