Mission Cool: SF Art in the '90s

April 03, 2015

Jux contributor Kristin Farr just produced a new video for KQED and SFMOMA that reflects on a golden age for contemporary art in San Francisco’s Mission District. Several influential artists who lived and worked in or near the Mission in the ’90s became internationally known, and many of our favorites have been featured in the pages of Juxtapoz. Though some have labeled a particular group of painters as “Mission School” artists, that categorization isn’t totally accurate because the art scene wasn’t limited to painting and included thousands of people. In this short documentary, renowned artists Alicia McCarthy (featured in our April 2015 issue), Chris Johanson, Cliff Hengst and Amy Franceschini discuss this incomparable era for young artists in the city, and how the Mission art scene of the ’90s left a legacy of good vibes.