EVERYBODY ADMIRES PALMIRA’S GREALNESS
Commissioner and Curator: EMAD KASHOUT
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC PAVILION
57th international art exhibition – la biennale di venezia
13 maggio – 26 novembre / 2017
Vernissage of the Pavilion
venerdì 12 maggio 2017 alle ore 18.30
The Syrian Arab Republic Pavilion takes part at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition EVERYBODY ADMIRES PALMYRA’S GREATNESS curated by Emad Kashout. Now in its sixth edition, the Pavilion of the Syrian Arab Republic with this thematic approach aims to confirm the conditions that characterized it since its first participation, in
to November 26th, 2017
supporting the development of a comparison between free aesthetic experiences that represent the changing and multifaceted face of the contemporary world.
To meet this need were invited to exhibit their works Syrian and International artists who with their videos, paintings and site-specifics put on display “faces” of creative styles accrued under very different environmental and historical circumstances but all included in the dialogical dimension of the exhibition beyond national borders.
They are: ASMA ALFYOUMI, GIUSEPPE BIASIO, LINA DIB, ANGELO DOZIO, FRANCA PISANI, ANAS AL RADDAWI, ABDULLAH REDA, PATRIZIA DALLA VALLE.
At Biennale Arte 2017 the Syrian Arab Republic Pavilion will be a TRIBUTE to the ancient artistic city of PALMYRA, where everything remember us its importance in Art and Culture. For willingness of its Commissioner and Curator, Emad Kashout, each artist, on his own way, will be asked to attest the importance of leaving prints and evidence of human passage in human existence.
“ ‘Not a day goes by where you do not hear news about Palmyra and all the world
in suspense about the fate of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Middle East’.
[…] Everything witnesses its importance in the ancient past, and everything prevents us from forgetting its deep art breathing in our daily existence. In spite of events, in spite of nowadays human lack of the sense of beauty. Palmyra’s history is an important piece of mankind’s history and that’s why it is undisputable to preserve its memory and protect it for the present and future generations. Art and artists have been working hard for ages to present and preserve CIVILIZATION at best. Thanks to them, once more, EVERYBODY (still) ADMIRES PALMYRA’S GREATNESS.”