Artists explore human trafficking through art
Inspired by the 2011 documentary “Not My Life”, which depicts human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale, two artists one each from India and France have put up an exhibition here to raise awareness about the issue.
The show titled “Not My Life: Artists Respond”, builds on the film by Oscar nominated Robert Bilheimer who has shot the documentary in a dozen countries across five continents.While Indian artist Kanchan Chander has brought out a collection of artworks since 1978, the French artist Dominique Gribot Carroz has created works using recycled materials and waste. “My collection is from 1978 onwards and focuses on human trafficking and girl child abuse. So when Dominique decided to do an art exhibition I pulled out my collection,” says Chander, who has been a painter since the past four decades.
The show also features acrylic paintings created by Changer she has titled “Live and Let Live” which narrates the story of rebellion of a woman who has faced human trafficking.
“The exhibition is just an attempt to raise awareness amongst people so that more people come forward. The paintings talk about physic of a woman after she goes through abuses and atrocities and human trafficking,” says Chander.
French artist Dominique Gribot Carroz termed human trafficking to be a global phenomenon and a vexatious problem which needs to be addressed with the policy makers demanding hard and lasting solutions to curb the malice.