Artistic Expression and the Materiality of Death

Artistic Expression and the Materiality of Death

Artistic Expression and the Materiality of Death

Date and Time

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

This panel brings together artists who have worked different themes related to Day of the Dead as plastic expressions, from print arts to alebrijes and calaveras sculptures.

Moderator:

Antonieta Mercado, PhD, associate professor in USD’s Department of Communication Studies

Panelists:

Dania Elisai, visual artist — When Elisai learned she had cancer at 21, she started to create papier-mâché dolls and images related to the Day of the Dead as a way to celebrate life.  

Artemio Rodriguez, print artist and illustrator — He is the creator of political art in the style of José Guadalupe Posada and director of La Mano Gráfica in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.

Leonardo Linares, visual artist — He is the grandson of Don Pedro Linares who, more than 80 years ago, created alebrijes out of a dream. The Linares family has continued the work of creating these sculptures, often featuring fantastic hybrid creatures and skeletons.

Lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition opening for Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada and the series, Día de Muertos: Ancestral Tradition and Cultural Transformation Across Borders: A Weeklong Celebration of Art, Community and Memory from October 28 to November 1.

Sponsored by the Humanities Center and curated by Antonieta Mercado, PhD, associate professor in USD’s Department of Communication Studies. 

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