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Artists remember and resist at Day of the Dead exhibit

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Ben Trefny
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Artwork by Adriana Garcia, featured in the 2017 Day of the Dead exhibit at SOMArts

Rio Yañez has been putting together the Día de los Muertos exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center for many years. He took KALW's Ben Trefny on a tour of this year's exhibit.

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Artwork by Xavier Viramontes
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Rio Yañez, co-curator of the Día de los Muertos exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center

"When we have an altar for someone who is killed by police violence in the Mission District, it's hard for it not to be political."

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Artwork by Katynka Martinez & Mia Gonzalez

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Artwork by Ana Rivero Rossi

The Remembrance and Resistance: Día de los Muertos Exhibition is open  now through November 9th.