Part of ArtWorks for Freedom's #ACTIONDC! campaign, raising awareness of #humantrafficking and #modernslavery.
Co-Hosted by the Embassy of Sweden and European Delegation to the U.S.
European Union HQ
2175 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
(Entrance on 22nd Street)
This event is free and open to the public, however REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Security will check registration and non-registered guests will not be able to enter. Please see registration links below!
Nov. 8 - http://bit.ly/AfterTheFactNov8
Nov. 15 - http://bit.ly/AfterTheFactNov15
Featuring works of Ann-Sofi Sidén (Sweden) Kay Chernush (USA) and Prum Vannak (Cambodia) and curated by Anita Alvin Nilert, the exhibition explores different vantage points of the artists to raise awareness of the world-wide prevalence of human trafficking and the pressing need to combat it.
With work spanning continents, the three artists vary in their points of departure, media, how they convey and ultimately engage us in the topic.
Prum Vannak – A survivor of modern day slavery shares his story in original drawings based on his three years enslaved on a Thai fishing boat and one year on a Malaysian palm oil plantation to help people understand his experience.
Kay Chernush – An award-winning US photographer documented trafficking in her photography series “Borderless Captivity,” taken while on assignment for the U.S. State Department in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and was moved to devote her life to raising awareness of this issue.
Ann-Sofi Siden – One of Sweden’s foremost Contemporary artists documented the stories of women trafficked along the borders of Western Europe leading to a series of museum-exhibited video installations and photogravures confronting our fundamental hopes and fears.