Making Light’s exhibition on Syria whirls into Exeter for just a few days as part of Exeter University’s Being Human Festival.
19.00pm Friday 18 November — 10.30am Thursday 24 November 2016
Exeter University, Forum Street, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4SX
In this interview with BBC News, the exhibition’s curator explains more about the exhibits, their meaning and the stories they tell.
The Chess Set
Paper chess pieces made and played by western hostages held by ISIS in Raqqa.
Six iconic posters of the Syrian revolution of 2011 and accompanying text by Syrian writer Robin Yassin-Kassab alongside an original graffiti stencil ‘Freedom’ by Syrian artists Ibrahim Fakhri and Zaher Omareen, commissioned earlier by the V&A and recommissioned specifically for Stories from Syria.
Syria Voices: Chinks of Light from the Shadows
Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 18:30 to 20:00
Listen to Dr Bashar Farahat, a Syrian paediatrician, talk about the power of words in Syria: the decades of silent fear; the language of a hope in 2011 and his own life since then.
Making Light would like to thank The Asfari Foundation, Exeter University, Bashar Farahat, Duncan Morrison, Zaher Omareen, Tracey Howe, Malu Halasa, Ibrahim Fakhri, Robin Yassin-Kassab and many more for the financial and practical support they have given, enabling us to realise this exhibition.