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01Nov
HRF ART IN PROTEST PRESENTS: SONG BYEOK "LONGING FOR FREEDOM" OPENING RECEPTION
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Minnesota Street Project
Date: November 01, 2018 to November 01, 2018
Where: Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94107
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invites you to the opening night reception for North Korean defector artist Song Byeok at the Minnesota Street Project, located at 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood.  Called the "Andy Warhol of North Korea," Song Byeok's work draws on the humorless propaganda machine of the North Korean regime and infuses it with absurdity and pop culture.  The exhibit, "Longing for Freedom," will be on view from November 1st through November 30th, 2018. It is part of HRF's Art in Protest program, an ongoing series of international art exhibitions and other events that showcase and popularize artwork that advances freedom and democracy.  In addition to the work by Song Byeok, HRF will be showcasing an interactive art installation: the Flash Drives for Freedom campaign. The campaign is designed to disrupt dictator Kim Jong-un's propaganda machine by empowering North Koreans with information from the outside world. Attendees are invited to bring their old USB drives to the exhibit and donate them to this cause. We will thoroughly wipe all donated drives before loading them with pop culture, news, and video content. Donate your drives and join HRF's campaign to raise awareness about the intersection of technology and human rights and the impact of sending news and information into closed societies. Drinks and light food will be served.  Space is limited.  RSVP