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Visual Arts Festival Damascus 2010

1st edition of the Visual Arts Festival Damascus, Syria, organized by AIN. Opening: 17 October 2010.
Oct 2010

The first edition of the Visual Arts Festival Damascus sets out to explore different aspects of contemporary city life. Events comprising video art, photography, installations, lectures and workshops in several locations in Damascus, invite to reflect on the collective memory of the city and the relations between art(ists) and / in the city.

Organized by AIN (Association IN). Curators: Charlotte Bank, Delphine Leccas, Omar Berkadar.

Program

"Close Encounters" curated by Charlotte Bank
Video installations by Bass Breche (Lebanon), Gheith Al-Amine (Lebanon), Mohanad Yacoubi (Palestine), Christophe Katrib (Lebanon), Ghassan Halwani (Lebanon), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Siska (Lebanon/Germany), Salah Saouli (Lebanon/Germany)
17 October, 7pm / 17- 31 October from 4 to 9pm
Zeitouneh area, old city
Experimental music and video performance by Raed Yassin (Lebanon)
17 October, 8:30 pm
Finnish Institute, Zeitouneh area, old city
Installation by Omar Berakdar (Syria) / Photographs from studio photographers' archives
Photo-media installation by Fassih Keiso (Syria)
Video exhibition by Annelies Strba (Switzerland)
Media art installation with students of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus proposed by TheGreenEyl (Germany)
17 October, 7pm / 17-31 October from 4 to 9pm
Zeitouneh area, old city
Contemporary Art in the Digital Age. Lecture by Oliver Grau (Germany)
Tuesday 19 October, 12pm
Faculty of Fine Arts, Baramkeh
Video selected from European Media Art Festivals (Osnabrück, Germany)
18 and 19 October, 7pm
Goethe-Institut Damascus, Malki
Installation by Patricia Lambertus (Germany)
17 October, 6pm / 17 -31 October
Goethe-Institut Damascus, Malki
Photography exhibition by Laila Muraywid (Syria/France)
10 November, 7:30pm / 10 November-2 December
French Cultural Centre, Bahsa
More information:
Associationin(at)gmail.com

(From a press release of the organizers)

Visual Arts Festival Damascus 2010

October - November 2010

Opening:
17 October, 7pm
Zeitouneh area, Bab Sharqi, Medhat Pasha, Damascus, Syria

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