TOURAB: Syria Art Space
From 17 to 27 April, TOURAB: Syria Art Space moves into the Galerie Ravenstein in Brussels. The Goethe-Institut has invited the independent curator Alma Salem to put together a programme with over 50 Syrian artists. These artists will have a chance to share their works and thoughts with the public through an exhibition, concerts, debates, films and workshops. "By opening this cultural conversation with eminent independent leaders of the movement for change in Syria I hope to open a window onto an alternative model of global and neighbourly interests in Syria, based on its biodiverse environment, its people and the grassroots drive and energetic eagerness for positive change, its creative industries and innovative knowledge, all of which will be added to its present and future narratives," writes Salem in her curator’s statement.
The event coincides with the second Brussels international conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the region", hosted by the European Union and co-chaired by the United Nations. TOURAB: Syria Art Space is a project of the Goethe-Institut, with support of the European Union, Cultural Diplomacy Platform, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), British Council, Institut français and BOZAR.