Kay Chernush Virtual Gallery | In Transit: The Body as Currency

By East City Art Editorial Team on September 11, 2023

Sun, July 30 2023 — Sun, June 30 2024

Choichun Leung, “Bound Girl with Diamond Tears” (2022)

IN TRANSIT: THE BODY AS CURRENCY, the inaugural exhibition of the Kay Chernush Virtual Gallery, features nineteen artists whose work speaks to the complexities of human trafficking — both personal and systemic — in a visceral appeal for action against this brutal crime. The common thread that runs through the presented works is the artists’ intention to expose the many guises of trafficking and exploitation, how human bodies are moved as currency in all parts of the world. The work in this expansive, multimedia exhibition is simultaneously an assertion of the preciousness of all human life and a reminder of the ultimate cost of our inattention to its value: the commodification of individuals and the degradation of our shared humanity.