Syria´s Art of Resistance

12.05.2013
i: Exhibition

Detail from Vomit af Yasmeen Fanari, 2011
Art from the Syrian Uprising
Continuing traditions of satire, art and the struggle for freedom
22 March–12 May

The exhibition focuses on the role of art in the current struggle for democracy and freedom in Syria. See how artists and activists use a variety of creative idioms and new media to vent their anger, tell the world of their frustration, and engage the wider public in the uprising against the regime.
Many artists have been forced underground or into exile by the threats and attacks of the regime. Undaunted, they continue the struggle for change and freedom.
The exhibition spans comics from Syria’s most prominent cartoonist, Ali Farzat, the award-winning Internet puppet theatre Top Goon, and the latest examples of political street art, poetry and hip-hop.

The Danish Centre for Culture and Development and the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, The Netherlands, are the co-organisers of the exhibition, supported by a team of international curators, Malu Halasa, Aram Tahhan, Leen Zyiad and Donatella Della Ratta.

Illustration: Detail from Vomit by Yasmeen Fanari, 2011

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