Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015 Exhibition Documentation
Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow: Día de los Muertos 2015 Exhibition
Friday, October 9–Saturday, November 7, 2015

Now in its 16th 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 visually stimulating and 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 makes way for meaningful reflection.

Chosen by father and son curators René & Rio Yañez, this year’s theme, “Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow,” is a call to respond to institutional racism and violence. The exhibition invites artists and visitors to honor those who have unnecessarily lost their lives and to look toward the future we want to make for ourselves. Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow is dedicated to internationally influential Uruguayan journalist, Eduardo Galeano, and beloved poet-activist of San Francisco’s Mission District, Alfonso Texidor.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm, Saturday 11am–5pm and Sunday 11am–3pm
Free admission during gallery hours

Information: somarts.org/shadow
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