Cuban Political Prisoner Performance: Hunger Strike in a Replica Jail | SF
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Immersive Art Lab | 3255 Third Street, San Francisco, CA
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On May 11 at 6 pm, celebrated Cuban political prisoner, El Sexto, will premiere an art show in San Francisco and begin hunger strike.
Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado Machado’s “Angels & Demons” exhibit will premiere in San Francisco’s up-and-coming art district, Dogpatch. The series will include works he completed while jailed in Cuba’s maximum security prison, Combinado del Este.
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, 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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