The annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts is a unique way to see multi-dimensional art installations that are inspired by celebratory rituals. This year’s exhibition, “Imagining Time, Gathering Memory” will run October 12 – November 9th and totally free during the gallery’s hours. Gallery hours to view are Tuesday-Friday noon-7pm; Saturday 11am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm.
More than 80 artists will participate in this year’s exhibition and this year – the exhibit is dedicated to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. The theme encourages artists to imagine time in relation to life and death and utilize memories in their art. Some of the most unique exhibits include:
An interactive, computer driven installation that invites viewers to understand the pervasiveness and randomness that cancer impacts our lives. The exhibit combines photos of the viewers with statistics on cancer’s impact in the world.
Cancer survivors have installations dedicated to their own personal journeys with cancer and have partnered with area youth to build a joint alter.
Other installations honor teens lives that have been lost to suicide due to bullying. Artists exhibit works that honor those affected by AIDS and who protested at San Francisco’s U.N. Plaza in 1985.
You can find out all the details on this moving and meaningful show here.