‘Syria, Then and Now’: Refugee Stories on Display

Work of Lebanese artist Ginane Makki Bacho (Photo by Tarek Haddad via the Brooklyn Museum)

Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart” exhibits ceramics from the 13th century alongside modern sculptures to tell the experiences of two generations of refugees – the Circassians who fled to Syria in the early 1900s and the Syrians today who flee to other countries. Julianne McShane covered the show for Brooklyn Paper.

“The exhibit is about the changing stories of refugees in Syria,” said Aysin Yoltar, who works in museum’s Islamic Art division. “Once Syria could be a shelter to refugees; now people from Syria are leaving as refugees.”

The show features several black-and-turquoise 13th-century ceramics discovered by a group of Russians who fled their country’s oppressive government at the turn of the 20th century and settled in the Syrian city of Raqqa — recently the capital of the Islamic State. While building new homes, the refugees uncovered the medieval vases, which were later sold to the Brooklyn Museum.

The elegant ceramics contrast with the work of the three contemporary artists, each of whom used scrap metal and other discarded materials to convey the suffering facing Syrian refugees as they flee their homeland.

A conversation featuring the three artists will take place Oct. 18 at the museum. Read more about their artwork – which feature burned matches and scrap metal – and details on the Thursday event and exhibit at Brooklyn Paper.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

http://www.shoesvoka.com/new-balance-73336
http://www.topshoesbpo.com/soccer-shoes-43818
https://www.coolshoesup.com/basketball-shoes-mens-89231
http://www.outletzonesus.com/baseball-shoes-mens-62418
https://www.coolshoeszmz.com/cheap-running-shoes-39939
https://www.saleshoesemz.com/cheap-nike-training-gym-shoes-75654
http://www.shoescooleby.com/nike-sportswear-shoes-83957
http://www.resshoescool.com/nike-training-gym-womens-56446
http://www.mmshoesforcheap.com/nike-mens-shoes-37992
http://www.goodvvshoes.com/nike-basketball-mens-67365
http://www.latestshoesgood.com/adidas-shoes-14376
http://www.thebewoutlet.com/nike-zoom-womens-shoes-74224
http://www.highquality23outlet.com/adidas-women-shoes-56811
http://www.theemshoes5.com/nike-mens-collections-43823
http://www.cool23outlet.com/adidas-women-shoes-56811
http://www.highquality5outlet.com/nike-flywire-mens-27448
http://www.welshoes2019.com/adidas-originals-shoes-25784
http://www.theshoesvvv.com/nike-air-max-2016-37987
http://www.kikishoescheap.com/nike-air-max-270-58616
http://www.kikishoesvip.com/nike-free-trainer-65722
http://www.ccshoesvip.com/nike-metcon-shoes-85948
http://www.nkshoesccoutlet.com/nike-metcon-shoes-97347
http://www.theniceshoesoa.com/zoom-61248
http://www.coolshoes121.com/nike-54739
http://www.coolshoes531.com/max-32348
http://www.thenkbestshoes.com/outdoor-shoes-46266
http://www.cheapnkniceoutlet.com/soccer-shoes-37677
http://www.cheapnkrealcool.com/basketball-shoes-89575
http://www.cheapnkbestshoes.com/nike-lunar-68248
http://www.topnkcoolshoes.com/kobe-22652
http://www.topnkusashoes.com/track-field-shoes-79241