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Tourab: Syria Art Space

For ten days (17-27 April 2018) TOURAB: Syria Art Space opened in the Galerie Ravenstein, inviting Syrian artists to display their works and thoughts and to share these with the public through an exhibition, concerts, debates, films and workshops.

Tourab© Sandra Kastl

Tourab was ...

  • 70 artists and experts showcasing and debating the Syrian art scene
  • 10 days of cultural exchange
  • 7 workshops with children and students from Brussels
  • 7 Tourab Talks with topics such as literature, film, theatre, comics, education for displaced children and civil society
  • 5 dance and music performances 
  • 1 mural at BOZAR, that can still be visited


Trailer Tourab: Syria Art space

 

OFFICIAL OPENING: Tourab … the Dust

  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    Press conference at the opening of Tourab (from left): Johannes Ebert (Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut), Michael Köhler (Southern Partnership), Ossama Mohammed (Syrian director), Alma Salem (curator Tourab: Syria Art Space)
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    Feras Sherastan
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    Johannes Ebert, Secretary General of the Goethe-Institut, during an interview
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    from left: Dr. Roschanack Shaery (University of Antwerp), Khaled Khalifa (Syrian writer), Alma Salem (Curator), Khalil Younes (Syrian artist and writer)
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    'Dust' by Eyas Al Mokdad
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
  • 17. April Opening Day – Tourab … the Dust © Caroline Lessire
    'Dust' by Eyas Al Mokdad

Day 4: Tourab … the fertile soil

  • Tourab 4.3 © Caroline Lessire
    Public Round Table
  • Tourab 4.1 © Caroline Lessire
    conference day
  • Tourab 4.2 © Caroline Lessire
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  • Tourab 4.5 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab: Syria Renewal, Creativity and Resiliance
  • Tourab 4.6 © Caroline Lessire
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    Public Round Table
  • Tourab 4.9 © Caroline Lessire
    Ali Shaker is a Qanun player who started his music studies in Iraq. Later he moved to Cairo, where he graduated in 2010.
  • Tourab 4.10 © Caroline Lessire
    from left: Ali Shaker, Abo Gabi and Firas Hassan
  • Tourab 4.11 © Caroline Lessire
  • Tourab 4.12 © Caroline Lessire
    Abo Gabi, a Palestinian-Syrian musician
  • Tourab 4.13 © Caroline Lessire

Day 5: Tourab ... the ashes of the cities


Day 6 – 8: Tourab … the sand, the branches and the mud

  • tourab 8.1 © Caroline Lessire
    Gulnar Hajo, children's book writer
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    Tourab Talks (from left): Els Rochette (Globe Aroma), Dania Monir Ghanayem (Palestine / Syria, CSLA) and Eva Blaute (Project Manager "TOURAB: Syria Art Space")
  • tourab 6.3 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 6.4 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 6.5 © Caroline Lessire
    Dania Monir Ghanayem (Palestine/Syria, CSLA)
  • tourab 8.2 © Caroline Lessire
    Gulnar Hajo, children's book writer, and the children of Klein Kasteeltje
  • tourab 8.3 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 8.4 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 8.5 © Caroline Lessire
    Gulnar Hajo, children's book writer
  • tourab 8.6 © Caroline Lessire
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    Interview with Gulnar Hajo


day 8: tourab ... the Mud



day 9: Tourab … the gardens turned to graves

  • tourab 9.6 © Caroline Lessire
    from left: Geert de Weyer, Salam Al Hassan and Thomas Gabison
  • tourab 9.2 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab Mural
  • tourab 9.3 © Caroline Lessire
    Ibrahim Fakhri, Syrian artist and curator
  • tourab 9.1 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab Mural
  • tourab 9.4 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab Talks with the artists Fares Cachoux (4th from the left) and Salam Al Hassan (2nd from the left) and Thomas Gabison (3rd from the left) from Actes Sud. Moderated by Geert de Weyer (1st from left).
  • tourab 9.5 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 9.7 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 9.9 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 9.10 © Caroline Lessire

last day of Tourab: Tourab … the roots and the blossoms

  • tourab 11.11 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab group photo - artists and organizers
  • tourab 11.1 © Caroline Lessire
    Willem Staes (11.11.11)
  • tourab 11.2 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.3 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.4 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab Talks: Civil society leaders and personal testimonies, linked to the short film “Dying for love” by Andres Lubbert.
  • tourab 11.5 © Caroline Lessire
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    from left: Ibrahim Fakhri (artist), Alma Salem (curator), Antonia Blau and Eva Blaute (organizers) as well as Paul Dujardin (director BOZAR)
  • tourab 11.8 © Caroline Lessire
    Tourab Talks with Mohammad Ghannam, Willem Staes and Ariel Cypel (from left)
  • tourab 11.9 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.10 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.12 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.13 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.14 © Caroline Lessire
  • tourab 11.15 © Caroline Lessire

Summary of Tourab: Syria Art Space

Partners

TOURAB: Syria Art Space is a project of the Goethe-Institut, with support of the European Union,  Cultural Diplomacy Platform, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), British Council, Institut français and BOZAR. 

 Gefördert durch die Europäische Union


The event coincides with the second Brussels international conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the region”, hosted by the European Union and co-chaired by the United Nations.
 

     

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