Sat, Dec 05|
Cartooning Syria... and the rest of the world
Exhibition released on 5th December
Time & Location
Dec 05, 2020, 11:00 AM – Dec 11, 2020, 11:00 PM
About the Event
While the Syrian Regime and its Russian allies continue to bomb civilians in the North of Syria, the world has witnessed quite a dramatic year in 2020, from the devastating explosion in Beirut to populist politics in the USA, the murder of George Floyd and the recent terrorist attacks in France. Syrian cartoonists, in Syria and in exile, have been responding, documenting and commenting on these global events, keeping Syria at the heart of their work, especially as the Syrian issue falls by the wayside in mainstream media.
Alone but together, Syiran cartoonists continue to play their role as global citizens, standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for example, and reflecting on the most wide reaching event of the year worldwide: Coronavirus!
This new virtual exhibition features more than a hundred new cartoons by 32 Syrian artists in collaboration with Cartooning Syria, a project that started in 2017 in Amsterdam and has held several exhibitions across the Netherlands, Norway and Germany. This is Cartooning Syria’s first virtual exhibition.
Interested in learning more and hearing from the cartoonists themselves? Join our Cartooning Syria live discussion on Sunday 6 December at 7pm to celebrate the exhibition launch with a collective of the Syrian artists. Cartoonists Hani Abbas (Switzerland), Diala Brisly (France), Amany al Ali (Idlib, Syria), Mwafaq Katt (Toronto), Jawad Morad (Erbil, North Iraq) and organiser/curator Ronald Bos (Amsterdam) will join us from their homes to talk about their work and the Cartooning Syria project.