After successful runs last year at the DeYoung Museum and Galleria de la Raza, The Great Tortilla Conspiracy returns for another fantastic show at SomArts Cultural Center. Self-described as “the world’s most dangerous tortilla art collective,” the father and son team of Rene and Rio Yañez explores a wide swath of themes in their unique medium. Along the way, they recruit other artists as well as creatively minded gallery visitors to join the fun. Immigration and genetic modification, apparitions of religious icons and pop-culture celebrities, free trade and lucha libre — it’s all game in tortilla art.

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Artist: Jos Sances


Artist: Rene Yañez


Artist: Anonymous pork lover

The exhibit opens with a reception on WednesdaySaturday, April 5th, 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Throughout the month, SomArts will host a series of interactive tortilla events, including a tortilla fashion show and a panel discussion on the globalization of tortillas and corn. Those who don’t want to think about the rising price of Mexico’s staple can skip straight to the hands-on art workshop, where you’ll create a masterpiece of your very own to contribute to the growing body of tortilla art.


Artist: Nicole Schach. Oh Blessed Virgin Mary, grant me patience for the 14 Mission, the 30 Stockton, the 38 Geary….


Artist: Rene Yañez

THE GREAT TORTILLA CONSPIRACY
April 3rd to 23rd, 2008
SomArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Strreet
San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 863-1414
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Event Schedule
April 5, 6 – 9:30 pm – Opening Reception
April 11, 5 pm – Tortilla Drawing Rally
April 12, 6 pm – Artist Panel Validating Tortilla Art
April 18, 7 pm – Tortilla Fashion Show
April 19, 5 pm – Special Panel on the globalization of Tortillas
and Transgenic Corn


The divine Morrissey graces a tortilla.

  • Michael Procopio

    Oh, what I would have given to see Morrissey on a tortilla twenty years ago. Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    The OPENING RECEPTION is SATURDAY April 5, 2008.

    Wednesday is a MISPRINT in the above text,

    SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!!

  • Thy Tran

    Thanks for catching the typo! Sorry about the confusion…yes, April 5th is Saturday not Wednesday.

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