An exhibit now on view at the Mammal Gallery takes on a somber and unfortunately a highly relevant topic for metro Atlanta.
Curated by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, the exhibit features 57 artists’ works on sex and human trafficking. It’s entitled “46/21,” representing the estimated 46 million people trafficked in the world in the 21st century.
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia is to advance women in the arts, and its initiative “Art and Activism” challenges artists to create work that creates dialogue and awareness and empowers individuals and communities.
“The visual arts is another way to tell a story,” said Flora Rosefsky, one of the artists featured in the exhibit. She is also a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art and part of the steering committee for art and activism.
On the art in the exhibit, Rosefsky said, “It’s very compelling, it may even make people think differently, and also it may even make people want to do something about it.”
The art in the exhibit approaches sex and human trafficking from a variety of angles, including how sex trafficking is an issue that affects boys and girls and also affluent neighborhoods. The whole directory of artists and statements is here.
“Once you learn about this topic, you see it in the newspaper, you hear it on the radio, you see it on the internet,” said Rosefsky. “You can’t get away from it.”
“46/21” is on view at the Mammal Gallery through Oct. 2. There are two upcoming events relating to the exhibit: a panel discussion with experts on Saturday, and on Sunday, Sept. 25, artist will be talking about their work. Both events start at 2 p.m and are at the Mammal Gallery.