Where art leads: Syria’s extraordinary contemporary art goes global.
“Engaged in the fate of their country as dissidents, witnesses, and cultural interventionists, Syrian artists have openly questioned the role of art at every turn, publicly discussing the ways in which form and representation can be used to communicate the consequent realities of war.” —Maymanah Farhat, “Syria’s Apex Generation” contemporary art exhibition.
Doing some pinning re: Syrian contemporary art. Not the usual full deal— just a little collecting into a private board for later repinning.— Desk. (@leanneriding) August 3, 2014
Latest pins! Syria’s “Spray Men,” graffiti activism, a global outpouring of exile art, and the new Syrian art school: http://t.co/ugtdFzLSgw— Desk. (@leanneriding) August 4, 2014
Astonishing/heatbreaking thing to remember about Syria’s civil war is that it was sparked by a group of kids painting graffiti on a wall.— Desk. (@leanneriding) August 4, 2014
It wasn’t that the kids wrote anything particularly inspiring— war was ignited by rage about the incredibly cruel punishment that followed.— Desk. (@leanneriding) August 4, 2014