Exhibition: You Are Not Alone – 180 Artists To Response An Open Call For Togetherness
Dates: September 3, – September 13, 2021
Opening: at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Daily: 2pm to 10pm
Venue: Salon Am Moritzplatz, Berlin
Organizers: Humam Alsalim (Co-Founder/Curator SYRIA.ART Association and Online Cyrrus Gallery) and Paul Crawford (Curator Penticton Art Gallery).
While the isolation imposed by governments worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic protected us from the dangers of a contagious virus, it also exposed us to the ever-growing threat of separation on our psychological and social health. In these challenging times only our collective awareness that none of us are in this alone — that human beings everywhere on this planet face the same threat — allowed us to keep our solidarity, our togetherness and our strength while in quarantine.
This exhibition is a collective effort and joint statement from 180 artists around the globe that we stand together and that we will always find our space to create, adapt and stand strong.
These 300 multiple-medium artworks are the result of an open call released in March 2020 by the Penticton art gallery in Canada, the SYRIA.ART Association (Nice/Berlin) and the Online Cyrrus Gallery celebrating a strong and creative partnership and demonstrating the ability of art in bringing people together.
These works will be kept as an archive to serve as a time capsule, a permanent document of this moment in our collective history. The collection will be made available for loan to other galleries and museums across the globe and in a permanent online exhibition. The exhibition was shown in Penticton, Canada in September 2020 and will be shown in Nice, France in 2022.
Curated by Humam Alsalim and Paul Crawford.