Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery
Human trafficking and modern slavery affect an estimated 40 million people worldwide.
Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery draws attention to this pressing global issue through a new series of large-scale portraits by London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma.
After becoming aware of the display and sale of women and girls in slave markets in Syria and Iraq, Shamma was moved to explore and draw attention to the psychological impact of modern slavery. Through interviews with survivors of modern slavery and professionals working in the field, the artist brings a raw and unique artistic perspective to one of today’s greatest challenges. This compelling exhibition considers the meaning of survival, endurance and recovery from survivor’s perspectives. Shamma also reflects on the work of the many individuals and foundations who support recovery and campaign for greater awareness of this global issue, in the hope of bringing future change.
A programme of accompanying events will be announced soon and a new film being created for the residency project will be shown as part of the exhibition.
A fully illustrated book on the exhibition, with essays by Dr Siân Oram and Kathleen Soriano, will be available in The Union Shop in Bush House Arcade.
Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and artist Sara Shamma as part of King’s Artists. It is supported by the King’s Sanctuary Programme and by the university’s Culture team.
1 October @ 10:00 am - 22 November @ 5:00 pmFree
22 November 2019
What says Christmas more than a heart-warming festive film? Join us for a Festive Film & Fizz experience during November and December as we screen romantic comedies, fantasies and other much-loved Christmas classics. Each film is shown in our luxurious private cinema and comes – of course – with a sparkling glass of Champagne. A three-course dinner or brunch follows the film, making Film & Fizz the ultimate Christmas treat.
25 November 2019
At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.
27 November 2019
Join Jar and Fern to make your own miniature self-watering garden in a glass jar. Learn the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with.
28 November 2019
Kicking off the festive season, Christopher's welcome the return of their favourite & busiest annual holiday, Thanksgiving. On Thursday 28th November, celebrations will be in full swing throughout the day and well into the night, where you can join us for lunch, dinner or themed cocktails in the Martini Bar.