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Now Is It


It’s 2015 and someone was spray painting No More Chinese throughout San Francisco and more than one presidential candidate is openly saying racist statements. Despite this xenophobia, Asians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country. 


Now Is It is a multi-disciplinary exhibit by Epekto Art Projects, a collective presenting thirteen narratives of Filipino/a artists living in the Bay Area. Though this may seem to be another show about identity, there is a keen difference. The stories being told come from our own view points, no one is speaking on our behalf, for us or at us. 


Each voice presents a unique perspective while sharing a feeling of strength and independence. Some present cultural Philippine history or personal history, while others view current conditions and present their vision of the everyday. Throughout it all, our individual narratives are forming a new history for the present and future. This new history feels full of possibility.


Featuring works by:

Kimberley Arteche
Carla Catalina
Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.
Trinidad Escobar
Rea de Guzman
Topher Maka 
Marcius Noceda
Justin Pastores
Carlo Ricafort
Melanie Sangalang
Maria Fatima Urbi 
Mel Vera Cruz
Pamela Ybañez

Showing October 1 - October 29

Opening Reception Friday, October 9, 2015 6-8 pm 


Oakland Asian Cultural Center 

388 9th St #290 Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 637-0455

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