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Photo by Ricardo Ibarra/El Mensajero
Photo by Ricardo Ibarra/El Mensajero
Digital Mural Project: Dennis Maxwell
10/8/2013 - 12/13/2013

Galería is pleased to present the newest installment of the Digital Mural Project with Dennis Maxwell.


 


 

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El artista - sobre el mural: Procesión por la muerte de la Misión





La Misión está agonizando. El desplazamiento forzado que hoy viven muchas familias y residentes del barrio está en un nivel crítico. Estas familias no soló han vivido aquí por muchos años, sino que han contribuido a formar la identidad de nuestro barrio. Identidad hoy amenazada por los especuladores de bienes raíces y por los nuevos residentes que llegan dispuestos a pagar ridículas sumas de dinero por el alquiler o la compra de una casa. Este mural fue inspirado por la impotencia y la frustración de ver cómo nuestro barrio, La Misión, agoniza. El desplazamiento forzado es un asunto grave que está cambiando las tradiciones y la diversidad cultural que han caracterizado a este Distrito por más de un siglo.





El diseñador de este mural, Dennis Maxwell, con un grupo de artistas, y miembros de la comunidad del barrio La Misión, entre ellos algunos que han sido directamente afectados por los desplazamientos forzados, se reunieron para realizar este mural en denuncia a la crisis de desalojos. Entre los colaboradores están el pintor y muralista, Pancho Pescador, Indira Urrutia, César Augusto Oyagata (Tukuy), Chelis López, Ricardo Ibarra, Alejandro Meza, Todd Brown, Alberto Toscano, Ariel López.





Biografia





Dennis Maxwell nació en Santiago de Chile, migró a los Estados Unidos en 1993. Estudió cine en San Francisco State University. El foco de su trabajo audiovisual ha sido siempre la denuncia de la injusticia social, asunto reflejado en su trabajo como documentalista y en las artes visuales, instalaciones y performances. Recientemente ha incursionado en radio colaborando con el programa Pájaro Latinoamericano de KPOO, en San Francisco, y Radio Ambulante (radioambulante.org). Su trabajo ha sido presentado en sitios como BBC Mundo, The World, Radio Ambulante y The New York Times.


 


 


From the artist - about the mural: Funeral Procession for the Death of the Mission


The Mission is suffering. The forced displacement that many families and residents of this neighborhood are going through has reached a critical level. These families have not only lived here for many years, but have also contributed the formation of the identity of our neighborhood. Today, this identity is being attacked by corporate developers and speculators and new residents, who arrive ready to pay ridiculous sums of money for rent and the purchase of a home. This mural was inspired by the powerlessness and frustration felt over seeing how our neighborhood, the Mission, is suffering (as a consequence). The forced displacement of these residents is a serious issue that is changing the traditions and cultural diversity that have characterized this district for over a century.


The lead artist of this mural, alongside a group of artists and Mission District community members, came together to create this mural in protest of these evictions. Some have been directly affected by this forced displacement. Among the collaborators are muralist and painter Pancho Pescador, Indira Urrutia, César Augusto Oyagata (Tukuy), Chelis López, Ricardo Ibarra, Alejandro Meza, Todd Brown, Alberto Toscano, and Ariel López.


Biography


Dennis Maxwell was born in Santiago de Chile, and migrated to the United States in 1993, where he studied film at San Francisco State University. The focus of his audiovisual work has always been to protest social injustices, an issue reflected in his work as a documentarian and in his visual artistic practice, installations, and performances. Recently he has entered the radio scene collaborating with the KPOO program Pájaro Latinoamericano in San Francisco, in addition to Radio Ambulante (radioambulante.org). His work has been presented in BBC World, The World, Radio Ambulante, and The New York Times.


 


 


In the press:


El Mensajero - photo essay - "Presagian la muerte del barrio La Misión" (October 9, 2013)