470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
We are very excited to announce that for the month of June we are having a very special art opening for an artist coming all the way from Venezuela, for Pride month we are exhibiting the work of visual artist, activist, writer and international gay rigths advocate Daniel Arzola!
The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of a local Gay or Queer artist once a month for over 13 years, it has always been an important part of Magnet, and we are thrilled when we get to exhibit the work of an international aritst and connect futher with the global gay community.
Daniel Arzola’s work has been reviewed by press from countries all over the world including Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, Out Maganzine, and The Advocate. Arzola participated in Madonna’s project Art for Freedom, and was the only artist to have five of his works selected for the project’s global release; two of those works were selected by Katy Perry. Madonna went on to endorse Arzola on Twitter.
Arzola won the Human Rights award 2016 at the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival of Amsterdam for his theory of Artivism and the impact of his work. Arzola’s work can be found in the first LGBT metro station in Latin America, the Carlos Jáuregui station in Buenos Aires, which has a fourteen-meter mural being the first permanent exhibition of Arzola. In may 2017 Daniel Arzola collaborated with The LGBT Center (New York) and created #BeTrueToYou a campaign to promote their substance abuse treatment program. The artworks can be found in each of five New York subway cars. Daniel had to leave Venezuela in 2013 due to persecution and death threats for his work. He currently resides in Santiago, Chile.
#Artivism is part of an International Tour that has made appearnaces in Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico. Museology by Martin Salazar, local resident and Art Conservator at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go till 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided.