In this Moonless Black Night: Syrian Art After the Uprising
Curated by Maymanah Farhat | March 8 - July 16, 2021
In this Moonless Black Night: Syrian Art After the Uprising marks the 10-year anniversary of the Syrian Revolution by showcasing leading Syrian contemporary artists whose work explores the conflict, trauma and hope of the past decade through the experiences of ordinary Syrians.
Curated by New York-based writer and researcher, Maymanah Farhat, the exhibition’s 14 featured artists reflect on the widescale destruction of the country and the plight of its displaced through painting, multimedia, photography, video and installation. In the process, their work helps shape our understanding of the conflict, from the peaceful start of the revolution to the resulting humanitarian crisis.
Photo: "Ayman & Ghina Unpacked Refugee Baggage (2017)" (courtesy of Mohamad Hafez)
Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 - 2020
Lebanon Then and Now was an immersive 360° exhibit at the MEI Art Gallery featuring the works of 17 of Lebanon’s most exciting art and documentary photographers. Originally planned as a physical exhibit, it was reimagined as a virtual show. The show has now ended, but you can continue to find selected images, webinar recordings, podcasts, and other related materials on the exhibition page.
Photo: "Nightshift 1-6" by Myriam Boulos, 2015 (courtesy of the artist)
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