Syria: Into the Light (Atassi Foundation)
Syria: Into the Light is the Atassi Foundation largest-ever exhibition and first in the MENA region since its formation in 2016, marking the inauguration of Alserkal Avenue’s most exciting project to date: Concrete. Curated by the founder of the Atassi Foundation, Mouna Atassi in collaboration with writer and curator Rasha Salti, the show will be based on the theme‘Portraits and figures’ and will include more than 60 works by over 40 artists illustrating the landscape of Syrian Art from 1924 - 2016. The exhibition will highlight the trajectories and shifts of art movements in Syria and its socio-cultural histories, from the early 20th century until the present day, representing different movements, techniques and mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video art by artists such as Toufiq Tarek, Fateh Moudarres, Elias Zayyat, Yousef Abdelke and Hiba Ansari. It isa true display of the struggles and triumphs of Syrian history.
Concrete is a 600 sq m multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue in Alserkal Avenue designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. It is the first OMA-designed building to be completed in the UAE.
9 March – 3 April 2017
Location: Warehouse 55, Alserkal Avenue
Daily curator-led tours during Art Week
Lutfi Al Romhein, Untitled, 1996, marble, 45 x 30 x 17 cm
Courtesy the Atassi Foundation