« Où Est La Maison De Mon Ami ? »

A Panorama of Contemporary Syrian Art Exhibition: January 22 – April 14, 2019 Venue: Maison des arts de Malakoff, 105 Avenue du 12 Février 1934, 92240 Malakoff, France The exhibition is organized with the collaboration of the collective Portes ouvertes sur l’art contemporain syrien The exhibition « Où Est La Maison De Mon Ami ? » (Where Is My Friend’s House?) brings together the work of some twenty Syrian artists at the Maison des Arts, a center for contemporary artRead more

Everywhere At Home, Yet Nowhere Feeling Home

A spirit of Discovery Against Rootlessness Syrian photographer Baraa Rajab Basha exhibits his series of portraits at the TUFA in Trier, Germany, from January 11 to Februar 03, 2019. “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.” Homeless man Chris Gardner’s inspirational quote fromRead more

Mohamad Hafez: How He Uses Artwork to Celebrate Syria’s Past

With his new sculptures, the Syrian artist who lives in the US sees it as his ‘duty’ to create art that reminds people of the beauty of his country. In Mohamad Hafez’s sculptures, every detail brings a part of Syria to life. A doll-sized porcelain plate represents how people would send food to their neighbors. Syrian and Jewish fabric fragments on a clothes line embody the region’s diversity. And the decorations on a building mimic Greek and Roman symbols allRead more

Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart

Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart An exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York October 13, 2018–January 13, 2019 Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart recounts the changing stories of refugees in Syria over time—then and now—and places their differing experiences, a century apart, in a global context. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Syria gave shelter to refugees from Russia—ethnic Circassians, displaced by the Russian conquestRead more

A Colorful Humanism

Inventing figures that evade the classical vision, reflecting the everyday life and the human spirit, joy, sadness, violence and hope without time or space limitations, breaking the imposed framework in order to achieve a universe peculiar to himself, while maintaining a civic and humanistic connection with today’s world, such are the impressions that the art of Yaser Safi offers to the viewer: an art that breathes and blows a wind of freedom. We met him in Berlin, where he settledRead more

Un Humanisme Coloré

Inventer des figures qui échappent à la vision classique, refléter la vie de tous les jours et l’esprit humain, la joie, la tristesse, la violence et l’espoir, sans limites de temps ou d’espace, sortir du cadre imposé pour atteindre un univers propre à lui, tout en gardant une connexion citoyenne et humaniste avec le monde actuel, tels sont les impressions que l’art de Yaser Safi offre au spectateur : des œuvres qui respirent et font respirer l’air de la liberté. NousRead more

The Syrian Experience As Art

Syrian Art Exhibits Open in Rutland and Castleton by Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days September 28, 2016 “The Syrian Experience As Art”, an exhibition organized by Castleton University, Rutland, Vermont, USA. – Christine Price Gallery, Castleton, Vermont, USA, August 29 – October 14, 2016. – The Castleton Gallery Annex, Rutland, Vermont, USA, September, 2016 – January, 2017. A year after his announcement that the town would welcome 100 Syrian refugees, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras asked a favor of Castleton University professorRead more

Behind the Lines

Exhibition at Penticton Gallery, Penticton, Canada Jul 8, 2016 –  Sep 11, 2016 http://pentictonartgallery.com/exhibitions/2016/7/8/behind-the-lines-contemporary-syrian-art When I started to plan this exhibition over a year ago, I could not have imagined the relevance this summer’s exhibition of artworks by 19 contemporary Syrian artists would have had to our community today. Back then Syria for many was a far off place undergoing the most unimaginable of situations which occasionally made the local news, and even rarer still the front page. That allRead more

Syrian Art Coming to Penticton

by  Dale Boyd – Penticton Western News, Jun 28, 2016 In the midst of a conflict that has gripped the entire world, a connection created through art is bringing Penticton and Syria closer together. Humam Alsalim, a Syrian architect and co-founder of the Cyrrus Gallery, an online art gallery for young, contemporary Syrian artists is co-curating the latest exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery. The exhibition, hosting 18 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography,Read more

“Lady Picasso” from Aleppo

Art is not only an expression of feelings, it is also the result of an emotional intelligence sometimes hidden. In naive art there are emotional games of the unconscious involved, behind the simple lines and bright colors, there are stories, a legacy, and life experiences concealed. What matters in these paintings is the depth from which they were able to spring. Here is an awesome story, unique and astounding  ̶  such as the East knows to create through the prodigy of itsRead more