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Sat November 9, 2013

Closing Event: Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013

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Closing Reception with Performances & Artist Market.

Come join SOMArts for the closing event of the Día de los Muertos 2013.

The Day of the Dead 2013 exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers a visually dense and stimulating environment of elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations. Inspired by current events, cherished relationships, and Day of the Dead celebratory rituals, Bay Area artists utilize multifaceted, contemporary creative practices in Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013.



The centuries-old tradition of building altars to welcome and celebrate deceased loved ones fuses with present-day artists’ sentiments on the state of life and politics in the Day of the Dead 2013 exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center. Elaborate, traditional altars and multi-dimensional art installations are on display in Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013.



Each year, more than 80 Bay Area artists from a breadth of cultural backgrounds participate in the Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts, examining local and global issues through altars and contemporary art installations that range from deeply personal to political and emphasize viewer interaction.



This year the exhibit is dedicated to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. In the U.S., one in four people are affected by cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer has become the number one cause of death of Latinos now surpassing heart disease.Chosen by curators René and Rio Yañez, the theme Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013 encourages participating artists to imagine time in relation to life and death, and to utilize memories to create altars to honor the dead and celebrate life.



Also, the curators have asked that artists consider the events of the past year, such as the death of Trayvon Martin, violence in Oakland, and mass evictions in San Francisco, as well as their own personal experiences. Architect Nick Gomez creates the material aesthetic and layout for the installations.
Closing Reception with Performances & Artist Market. Come join SOMArts for the closing event of the Día de los Muertos 2013. The Day of the Dead 2013 exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers a visually dense and stimulating environment of elaborate, traditional altars and...
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