As part of SFMOMA’s monthly First Thursday event series, political performance collective The Great Tortilla Conspiracy (GTC) will be serving free screen-printed quesadillas on Thursday, Aug 4th from 3:30-7:30pm. This interactive performance promises an irreverent night of communal snacking, and original graphics inspired by Diego Rivera’s America.
During this four-hour event, GTC will screen print and cook quesadillas on a traditional comal, before serving them up to museum visitors––with a side of the playful conversation. This is a great opportunity to enjoy Diego Rivera’s Pan American Unity mural alongside the other countless exhibitions currently on display at SFMOMA
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy was founded in the 1970s by Chicano activist and artist, René Yañez, and José Montoya as a satirical response to the phenomenon of sacred images like Jesus or the Virgin Mary appearing in food and other domestic settings. They started out by burning images into tortillas with a hot coat hanger. With the help of a local screen printer, John Sances, they eventually moved on to screen printing with edible ink, composed of black food coloring and chocolate syrup. Many additional artists have joined GTC over the years and the collective supports progressive fundraisers and protests across the Bay Area.
This free event goes from 3:30-7:30pm on Thursday, August 4th. SFMOMA is located at 151 3rd St, San Francisco.