Memories of Cities

Memories of Cities: Five internationally renowned Syrian artists from across the generations explore the dualities of urban living through depictions of cities and localities that have inspired them. Although their works are enormously varied in technique and sensibilities, the artists are united by origin and circumstance, whether they are still living in war-torn Syria or abroad. As a project, this show aims to gather individual memories and combine them into a collective memory that activates the dynamics between past and present. The artists are: Ghassan Jadid, Khaled Al Saai, Manhal Issa, Nizar Sabour and Virginie Arakelian. Curated by Gallery Hiba, the exhibition takes place 10-21 October, 2017 at the Willesden Gallery, London NW10 2SF.