The sixth retrospective graphic art exhibition displays the Ministry of Culture’s holdings.

Graphic art is a traditional category of fine arts including any form of visual artistic expressions such as painting, drawing, photography  and printmaking usually produced on flat surfaces.

Within the framework of reviving such arts, thirty-two  graphic artworks by a number of  graphic artists, who belong to different generations,  were displayed at  the sixth retrospective exhibition of graphic art  hosted by the People's Hall in Damascus .

The cultural event  , which was held by the Fine Arts Directorate at the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Syrian Plastic Artists Union, depicted various art  styles, techniques  and topics.   

Sculptor Imad Kashout, Director of Fine Arts at the Ministry of Culture  said in a statement to SANA, “The exhibition included  important works of the Ministry’s  holdings by some  graphic  artists  who are considered  the founding generation”.

He stressed that this  exhibition came within the framework of  the  Fine Arts directorate’s efforts to restore memory to graphic art and  introduce it  to  art students and the public who love it in an attempt to make this art   as the rest of other  arts.

Artist Kashaut underlined  that these retrospective exhibitions are part of a systematic activity of the culture  ministry to support plastic artists , indicating despite their suffering during the years of the war on Syria they  never stopped working.

He  noted  that the virtual modern art museum project was re-launched with full support after it stopped in 2012 due to the  nine-year war . 

According to  Hussein Saqour, the official in charge of exhibitions at the Union of Fine Artists,  the graphic art is a  rational art and developed over time with its methods, indicating that the aim of the exhibition is to introduce  graphic art and its techniques  to people  through such exhibitions.

Rawaa Ghanam