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International Day of the Dead Exhibit – 2007" -
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Digital Offerings for the Altar of Life
The First International Day of the Dead Exhibit – 2007
Produced/Curated by Rene & Rio Yanez
Presented by SomArts Cultural Center
Participating venues: SomArts Cultural Center, Mission Cultural
Center, de Young Museum and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
All venues are located in San Francisco, California.
Artist Call for Installation Work
Dear local artists,
We are producing the very first international Day of the Dead art
exhibit. The theme for the exhibit is Digital Offerings for the Altar
of Life. We are taking a different approach to the shape of the show
and are including a limited number of installations in the exhibit to
explore alternative methods of displaying artwork. We will be having a
meeting of all artists interested in participating on Friday, September
14th at 6:30pm at SomArts (934 Brannan street between 8th and 9th
Streets in San Francisco).
We also need help in doing outreach and spreading the word about our
international artist call. Please copy and paste the below information
into an e-mail and send to your international friends and contacts. We
want to make this new experiment a success and welcome your ideas in
helping to get the international community involved in the exhibit.
Rene and Rio Yanez
International/National/Local Artist Call
We ask artists from the United States and around the world to send us
images that we can print, project, and incorporate into digital
presentations for exhibition.
Rene Yanez has been curating Day of the Dead exhibits in San Francisco
for more than 30 years. Yanez has integrated diverse cultural
traditions into his Day of the Dead exhibits, transforming them into a
cultural phenomenon. Yanez’ Day of the Dead exhibits have been
displayed at Galeria de la Raza, Mission Cultural Center for Latino
Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and, for the past 10 years, at
SomArts Cultural Center.
Where we are heading
For the 2007 Day of the Dead Exhibit, called Digital Offerings for the
Altar of Life, a bold new experiment is being undertaken. Digital art
and the web will be integrated into the exhibit. The best digital
images will be printed and displayed alongside the Day of the Dead
altars and installations in the gallery. The images not selected for
printing will be used in a digital slide show to be projected on a
large screen in the SomArts gallery, outdoor projections at the Mission
Cultural Center, and digital displays at the de Young Museum.
Photos or images of altars. What does an altar mean in your part of
the world and in your culture?
Photos or artwork of someone who has died and who the artist wants to
Photos or images illustrating how a culture mourns or celebrates when
someone close to them passes away. How do you honor the dead in your
culture, in your city, in your family?
Detailed proposals with accurate measurements for art installations to
honor someone. For some of the exceptional proposals, we will try to
raise the money to build/create the installations.
Deadline for submissions: September 25, 2007
Exhibit: October 12 – November 3 at SomArts Cultural Center
November 2 – December at Mission Cultural Center
November 2 – December at de Young Museum
This is a curated exhibit using images submitted by the public. Not
every image submitted will be exhibited, featured, or otherwise
displayed. We reserve the right to select images for the exhibit based
upon our discretion as curators.
For submission requirements and to submit artwork visit: