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Angels and Demons, Art Show by Cuban dissident artist El Sexto
Date Thursday May 11
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Immersive Art Lab
3255 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorHuman Rights Foundation and Immersive Art Lab
Opening Thur, May 11, 6-10pm; Exhibition May 11-24

MAY 11, 6:00pm -- CELEBRATED CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONER, EL SEXTO, TO PREMIERE ART SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO AND BEGIN HUNGER STRIKE

Danilo "El Sexto" Maldonado Machado's 'ANGELS & DEMONS' exhibit will premiere in San Francisco's new up-and-coming art district, Dogpatch, on May 11th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Immersive Art Lab presents the exhibit as their inaugural event in cooperation with the Human Rights Foundation's 'Art in Protest' series. The series will include works he completed while jailed in Cuba's maximum security prison, Combinado del Este.

ANGELS & DEMONS is the first event in the Human Rights Foundation's Art in Protest series. Curated by HRF's Holly Baxter and produced by the artist's representative, Adam D'Arcy, El Sexto's unique paintings and drawings will be on display from May 11-24. The show is presented in collaboration with Immersive Art Lab as the inaugural event at their 3255A 3rd Street location in San Francisco's Dogpatch district. The exhibition space is designed by Jenny Boyle at JBI Designs and constructed by Ben Morgenstern's team at Immersive Art Lab.

On May 11, Angels & Demons will feature a performance by El Sexto as he enters a replica of the prison cell he was held in Combinado del Este. As a message of solidarity with the people of Cuba, as well as other political prisoners around the World, including Chinese, Russian, Turkish, and Venezuelan prisoners of conscience, El Sexto will enter the cell during opening night and remain there for three full days on hunger strike, consuming only water. Guests to the exhibit will be able to view El Sexto through the bars of the prison cell as he lives and creates another round of drawings. El Sexto wishes to raise awareness and recognition to the sacrifice made by other brave individuals, such as China's Liu Xiaobo (the world's only imprisoned Nobel Laureate), and Leopoldo Lopez, the imprisoned leader of Venezuela's democratic opposition.

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