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Reflections exhibition at Arab British Center 22 June, London, UK
A collective exhibition showcasing, for the first time, contemporary artworks by seven talented emerging artists from Syria, who are all currently displaced from their homes. Farah Azrak, whose collages were being exhibited, was present and spoke about her experiences in London, Amsterdam, Turkey, and Beirut. Along with this, a screening of the trailer of the documentary “Art of Resilience” was shown which gives an insight to the Art Residency and the experiences of the artists who were a part of it.
The show features a collection by Heba Akkad, who is based in Sweden. Her pieces illustrate her mental health issues that she was able to overcome through art and creativity. There are black and white drawings by artist Adel Daoud in which he uses a special technique. His work is currently being shown in Austrian Museums. The drawings are hung alongside sketches by Muhamad Labash, who currently resides in Lebanon.
At a corner of the exhibitions hangs a black and white “tree” charcoal on paper painting, all framed in black, paying homage to the artist Mahmoud Majdal who was forced to join the war in Syria and sadly, was killed a month ago.
Drawings by Shadi Abou Saada and portraits by May Hamdan Zmorrod add glamor and beauty to the show.