Exhibition: The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution
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About the Event
See this emotionally stirring selection of works by a group of Syrian artists, arranged by Celebrating Syria: A Festival of Arts and Culture. The exhibition depicts the uprising of the Syrian people against Bashar al-Assad’s regime and ISIS. Experience the ways in which the artists have used their creativity and imagination to portray the birth of the revolution, its progression and its fate. The exhibition is free for all to attend.
“That is the Syrian cause. Between two oppressors, al-Assad and Daesh, there are beautiful young Syrians who dream of change and a brighter future, just like all young people around the world. They expressed their wishes in peaceful ways and were sure that they could change the world with their strong will and hard work. With unprecedented brutality and in defiance of the “free world”, they and the future they dreamed of were brutally quashed. The revolution thus entered a dark tunnel and became a grinding war with inescapable consequences”.
The opening of the exhibition took place in the French city of Bordeaux, in 2016. It toured various cities in France between 2016 and 2018, taking part in several renowned festivals. Part of the exhibition has also been hosted by Duke University in North Carolina, in the United States.
“This exhibition makes people see us, as Syrians. With each exhibition, we feel that the Syrian people are becoming more present and more visible after having been forcefully held back from all international attention and decision-making”.
“Now, we are in Manchester to continue our mission. We are here to tell the story that we have ourselves witnessed, so that it is neither forgotten nor erased. We carry with us our hope of change, which will surely come, even if after a while”. Sana Yazigi, the founder of the Creative Memory Project.