Terre natale : ici, là-bas, quelque part ?

Exhibition: Terre natale : ici, là-bas, quelque part ?
Dates: 14 – 20 June 2017
Venue: Mairie du 2e arrondissement, 8 rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris
Opening: Wednesday 14 June at 18:00
Free admission

The question of the home country and homeland, the place where one feels at home, has always been universal. It is even more topical for those people who are fleeing war zones, whose epicenter is the Middle-East, leaving their homes behind and hoping to find a new one in the host countries.

“Terre natale : ici, là-bas, quelque part ?” (Homeland: here, there, somewhere?) is an exhibition organized by four MBA students in Contemporary Art at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Art (IESA) in Paris, in partnership with SYRIA.ART association. The exhibition brings together refugee and exiled artists around the theme of the homeland by allowing them to share their experience.

Professional or non-professional artists, coming from different horizons, they testify through their works of their personal life trajectories and the destinies of their countries stuck in persistent turmoil. Among the works to be seen there are photographs of Nizar Ali Badr’s ephemeral sculptures, Souleymane Baldé’s embroidered canvases, Ali Darwish’s and Samer Tarabichi’s paintings and drawings, as well as Amir Elnour Adam’s documentary photographs.

The Syrian Experience As Art 2

Please join ArtisTree Gallery in welcoming these works of humanity and connection.

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery Purple Crayon Productions
2095 Pomfret Road/PO Box 158,

South Pomfret, VT 05067, USA

Exhibition: May 26th – June 8th
Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

The Syrian Experience As Art is a traveling exhibition from Castleton University representing the work of twelve Syrian artists individually responding with creativity to loss and destruction. Please join ArtisTree Gallery in welcoming these works of humanity and connection.

ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery Purple Crayon Productions are non-profit organizations committed to making creative expression and its appreciation accessible to our community.committed to making creative expression and its appreciation accessible to our community.

Our community arts center provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of the visual arts, movement, theatre and music through our year-round classes, workshops, performances, gallery exhibits and events. We encourage our local community members of all ages and abilities to participate in a wide variety of art processes. Our offerings are designed to nurture each person’s inherent creative capacities and raise the possibility of art as a vital force in an individual’s overall growth and expressive abilities.


L’Art en Mouvement

On the occasion of  “Nice Solidaire du Monde”  week and in collaboration with the Maison des Associations Garibaldi and the city of Nice, SYRIA.ART presents “L’Art en Mouvement” event featuring the work of Syrian videographers and photo artists.

Event: L’Art en Mouvement
Video Screening: 17/05/2017
Photo Exhibition: 13/05 – 20/05/2017
Venue: Maison des Associations Garibaldi
12ter Place Garibaldi
06300 Nice, France

L’Art en Mouvement

L’Art en Mouvement presents the remarkable work of Syrian videographers and photographers on May 17 at 7 pm at Maison des Associations in Nice, followed by a casual and convivial discussion around a shared glas. The City of Nice supports the event as part of its annual Nice Solidaire Du Monde campaign.

Works by renowned Syrian video artists and filmmakers

Waref Abu Quba, Ghaida Karmeh, Fadi Al Hamwi, Jalal Maghout, Manhal Issa, Julie Nakazi, Huda Takriti, Abdalla Al Omari and Sulafa Hijazi

are complemented by a photo exhibition with Nizar Ali Badr and Khaled Youssef.

Today, video as a medium has taken an important position within contemporary art.

In a world in motion, the perspectives and evolution of video art remain sensitive to technological and computing developments. Advances in these fields are renewing the possibilities of the medium as an innovative means for artistic expression and seemingly augurs a new language to express the world’s ills, convey a message or bring colors of hope.

The Syrian videographers, despite the war that ravages their country, remain connected, too, with the world. They follow the constant technological mutation of video art and its emerging forms of art, and participate in the renewal of both the language and the modes of production and diffusion of this discipline.

The aim of this screening is to present examples of Syrian artistic work in the field of short and animated films. All of the works concerned are of different forms and address diverse issues. Some focus on the disorder of the world, others are interested in the state of mind of the postmodern Man in the era of globalization, while another part revisits the classics of contemporary art by offering a new vision full of colors.

Le Cabaret Solidaire

In a surge of hope, the artists from Nice Christine Lidon and Johanna Piraino, La Strada, Cinema de Beaulieu and SYRIA.ART association took the initiative to support the migrant 06 collective in their efforts with the refugees.

The “Cabaret Solidaire” event will take place on May 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm at 
Cinéma de Beaulieu
Avenue Albert 1er
06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer

The “Cabaret Solidaire” will take place on May 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Cinéma de Beaulieu and is an artistic event in support of migrants living in the Maritime Alps. The program includes poetry performances, music, songs, dance, short film screenings and exhibitions of photographs. The funds will be entirely transferred to non-profit solidarity organisations.

This event is supported by La Strada and the Cinéma de Beaulieu and initiated by Nice’s artists Christine Lidon (singer-songwriter-composer) and Johanna Piraino (singer-songwriter). SYRIA.ART association highlights its presence with the screening of a short film entitled “Art is the Answer”, as well as a photo exhibition of the works of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr.

When the Cinéma de Beaulieu offered us several dates to host the “Cabaret Solidaire”, we obviously chose May 7! We, artists and performers, have modestly chosen to support the citizen 06 movement with our own means, our poetry, our dances and songs. We support them because they have demonstrated that it is possible in our country to enforce the laws, in particular those protecting minor refugees. Certainly, to win they had to fight, but they acted for democracy and therefore for us! We have no ambition other than to unite, to share, to ensure that hope arises from our hearts. Like the phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes, refugees who have returned from hell have shown us that joy and life can take precedence over horror and bitterness.

All together, artists, performers, cultural stakeholders, participants, volunteers, the public, La Strada, Cinema de Beaulieu and SYRIA.ART association… we pay tribute to migrants for their courage and the lessons of life they give us!