Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos

by Admin on 03/13/2015

10/06/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers one of the most internationally diverse Día de los Muertos celebrations in the United States. Merging traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations, the exhibition presents a superabundant array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished relationships, current events, and personal and collective histories, more than 25 altars by over 50 participating Día de los Muertos artists build a dense environment of creativity that creates space for meaningful reflection and community engagement.

The exhibition unveiling, Friday, October 6, 6–9pm, $12–15 sliding scale …admission, features music by San Francisco-based Caribbean fusion band LA GENTE, a multidisciplinary performance tribute to the Zoot Suit Riots by dance group La Mezcla, and other special guests. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.

Exhibiting artists:
Adriana M. Garcia
Aja Archuleta & Heather Clark
Alexandra Blum, Cecile Robles-Blum & Calixto Robles
Alicia Cruz Hunt
Ana Rivero Rossi
Azucena Hernandez
Beatriz Vasquez
Beth Benson & Brandy McDaniel
Brenda Rasmussen & Luna Olcott
Candi Farlice & Ann Schnake
Carla Caletti & Nikki Pratchios
chicXicana & Adelgadoart presents
Chris Watts
CJ Grossman
Collective in honor of Luís Góngora Pat
Dean MacCannell & Juliet Flower MacCannell
Elizabeth Addison assisted by Mague Calanche
Emma Brown y Mara Lea Brown
Enkhtuvshin Ganbold
Francis Li & Mark Hellar
Gianna Paniagua
John Mayne
Josephine Torio, Kate Rosenberg, Denise Sullivan & Chloe Villegas
Josue Rojas
Jsun Adrian McCarthy, Linda Trunzo, Rosario Sotelo, Michael Daddona, Gera Lozano, Werc Alvarez, and Jeremiah Jenkins
Kathleen McDonald + Carmina Eliason
Katynka Martinez & Mia Gonzalez
Lara Gallardo
Lia Tealdi, John Latham & Alice Latham
Melorra Green & Karen Seneferu
Michael Roman courtesy of Mike Dingle
Nick Gomez and Johnny Gonzalez
Priya Handa
René Yañez
Rio Yáñez
Robin Henderson & Jos Sances
Shizue Seigel & Ben Pease
Staff of the San Francisco Arts Commission & Grants for the Arts
Susan Matthews
Susana Aragón R
Toshia Christal
Veronica A. Rueda
Victor-Mario Zaballa & Las Calacas Atómicas
We are all Janet.
Xavier Viramontes