Tape Art Installation – Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead 

When:
Fri 1 Nov – Sun 3 Nov 2013,  Fri 1 Nov, 1pm–5pm, Sat 2 Nov & Sun 3 Nov, 10am–6pm
Where:
Beginning at Te Papa main entrance
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Performance 

Tape-art mural made for Day of the Dead festival in San Francisco, United States, 1995.  Courtesy of Tape Art NZ Ltd

Watch as tape-art murals inspired by Mexico’s Día de los Muertos festivities emerge on the walls around Te Papa’s entrance.

The sticky tape will first hit the external wall at Te Papa’s entrance and lead visitors into the museum. Talk with the artists and you might become part of the artwork – your image that is. We’ll try not to tape you to the wall!

Mexico’s Día de los Muertos is a festival in which people remember deceased friends and family. Small sugar skulls are made and eaten, and children often dress up as skeletons.     

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