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May 28 2018

Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art

Posted 265 days ago

June 9 – September 3

This exhibition’s stop in the Lower Mainland is at the Langley Centennial Museum. Organized by Paul Crawford of the Penticton Art Gallery and Humam Alsalim of Damascus, Syria, this exhibition features the artwork of 19 contemporary Syrian artists, several of whom still reside in war-torn Syria. This exhibit offers highly personal and moving firsthand insights into the savage brutality of war. The bloody battles at home, the madness under which the Syrian people have to live, and the heart wrenching stories of those trying to flee to safety are all captured in the artwork. This emotionally charged exhibition will undoubtedly inspire dialogue about the resulting refugee crisis, and an exploration of humanity in the face of destruction.

All are welcome to an opening reception on Wednesday, June 20, World Refugee Day, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, in cooperation with the Immigrant Services Society of BC.

Contact the museum at curator@tol.ca or 604.532.3536 for more details.