1970s calaca makeup application for Dia de los Muertos celebration 1970s calaca makeup application for Dia de los Muertos celebration Image courtesy SHG official archive at UC Santa Barbara
Transnational Cultural Remittances Grant | $5,000 | Folk/Traditional Arts
Los Angeles, CA & Tijuana, MX

 

Dia de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future

Self Help Graphics and Art

Partner: Acamonchi

 

To support an altar installation along the border in Tijuana as part of Self Help Graphics' Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past Present & Future, an exhibition that will explore the evolution of Día de los Muertos in Los Angeles and the foundational transnational dialogue between the Chicano/Latino community and Mexico that continues to shape the tradition as celebrated on both sides of the border.  SHG proposes to step away from the cultural appropriation that has repackaged this tradition to examine its Mexican roots.  SHG will present a future-focused exhibition supported by educational programming including historically researched lectures, artist panel discussion, family-friendly tours, as well as an on-demand catalog to encourage discourse between Los Angeles and the border to learn more about the roots and continuing evolution of this important celebration.

 

www.selfhelpgraphics.com

 

 

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