New York City
June 3-August 5, 2011
Compassion fatigue is a common complaint when faced with the all-encompassing topic of human misery at the hands of global capitalism. Exit Art's exhibition relies on images' aesthetic power to reach viewers. "Contemporary Slavery" is a project of Exit Art's "SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics)" program and its second annual "ECOAESTHETIC" exhibition. The exhibition addresses multiple aspects of the issue of exploitation through a day-long symposium and poetry series, a month-long film screening series, and a two-month exhibition in Exit Art's gallery, featuring slideshows of photographs by a collection of fourteen artists and photojournalists.
The photographic exhibition grapples with …