Happening on International Women’s Day, this exhibition puts together a manifesto of groundbreaking work by all-female Syrian artists. The show features different media and explores themes ranging from home and hearth to explorations of identity, political strife and taboo.
Art Week at Alserkal Avenue
Mar 18th – 23rd
DUBAI – Coinciding with International Women’s Day and produced and curated by an all-female team, Personal Revolutions will feature the works of ground-breaking Syrian women artists working across multiple generations, media and themes.
Curated by Mouna Atassi, founder of the Atassi Foundation, Personal Revolutions examines the lives and works of pioneering female artists in Syria within the context of both personal development as well as the wider backdrop of the intense social and political changes that have taken place across Syria, from the early 20th century to the present day.
“To know a society and understand it better one must look into the role and dynamism of women,” says Mouna Atassi. “There has never been a dedicated exploration of the art scene relating to women artists in Syria. Personal Revolutions aims to fill this void, even if what we have brought together here can only ever hope to scratch the surface.”
Working in painting and photography through to performance, installation and video art, these trailblazing women allow us to see through their eyes, as they parse through the most pressing issues of their time, whether via the more traditional subjects of house and home, or explorations of identity, political strife, the female body and taboo, displacement, and personal growth. Artists include Dorreih Fakhoury Hammad, Laila Nseir, Hiba Ansari, Sulafa Hijazi, Laila Muraywid, Randa Maddah, Nour Asalia, Khadija Baker, Nagham Hudaifa, and more.