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Art exhibition in Damascus Depicts the Palestinian Cause

Under the title “ Keys from Memory”, plastic  artist Randa Tuffaha holds  her first solo exhibition during which  several intellectual and aesthetic visions about the Palestinian cause and the right of Palestinian people  to return to their  homeland were depicted . 

The exhibition, which is currently  hosted by  the Arab Cultural Center in Abu Rummaneh,  included  more than 40 paintings of various sizes using oil technique and  color intensities on the surfaces of the paintings.

The artist  adopted  the expressive and symbolic styles in intensifying her themes related to Palestine’s  cause and its people in the past, present and future.

Artist Tuffaha said in a statement to SANA  “I seek  through my  paintings , which took more than a year and a half , to present the Palestinian cause that concerns all the Arab people” adding  “My artworks included several Palestinian symbols mainly the key, which has many  indications ,  the broken prison cells , the necessity of liberation from the Israeli  occupation as  well as  scenes of a number of Palestinian heritage  sites. 

In his turn, plastic artist Abd al-Mu'ti Abu Zaid, Head of the Palestinian Plastic Artists Union said  “This exhibition is unique for  the artist Randa, through which she  managed to promote her presence in the world of art after many experiences”.

He stressed that this exhibition is of great importance as it embodied  the Arab-Zionist conflict and  dedicated  the concept  of resistance through art and preservation of   heritage and identity.

Abu Zaid explained that the artist  Tuffaha possessed her own artistic style and  her artworks  displayed different topics which expressed  her culture and ideas in a simple attractive  way  and color harmony.

It is noteworthy to mention that the artist Randa Tuffaha  is a graduate of the French Language Department at Damascus University and a member of the Palestinian Plastic Artists Union, Syria Branch. She has participated in many collective  art  exhibitions, events and workshops in a number of Syrian  governorates in addition to   Lebanon.

 Rawaa Ghanam

Syria participates in 2021 Minsk International Book Fair

MINSK, (ST)_Syria is taking part in the 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair, which kicked off at the t 14 Pobeditelei Avenue on 18 February.

The exhibition which is being held under the slogan "Books unite people and countries" will feature 281 exhibitors from 20 countries.

The Syrian pavilion exhibits books plus cultural and tourist brochures in Arabic and Russian languages with the participation of the Syrian Students Union in Belarus.  

Syria International Caricature Exhibition, in its 17th session, celebrates the great poet Nizar Qabbani

Damascus, (ST) – The 17th session of  the Syrian  International Caricature Exhibition which is currently being held in Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts Hall  celebrated the great Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, the poet of love and beauty  and who was considered as a symbol of Damascene  Jasmine.

The exhibition included nearly 100 paintings by artists from 75 countries. This event is being held for the third year in a row. It celebrated creative Syrian symbols , starting with the late artist Nidal Sejri and the writer Muhammad Al-Maghout.

500 artists competed for the exhibition competition prizes. The jury included Peruvian artists Walter Toscano, the Portuguese Antonio Santas, the Egyptian Omar Al-Siddiq, and from Syria, Bushra Al-Hakim, Mowafak Makhoul, Raed Khalil, and the critic Saad Al-Qasim.

The exhibition presented promotional prizes to each of the artists Ramez Hajj Hussein and Muhammad Al-Ali, and for the smallest participation by Gori Abu Al-Sil, and the poet Amir Samawi.

Cultural Festivity held in Lattakia to Honor Creative, Talented Syrian Children

“ caring about Syria’s children is a very important issue that necessitates collective efforts by the family, the society and the government as Syria’s children are the future generation who will take part effectively in rebuilding Syria , the land of peace , culture and civilization” Malak Yassin,  Head of the child’s Culture Directorate at the Ministry of Culture said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper on the sideline of the  “childhood and innovation “ festivity held recently at Dar Al-Assad for Culture in Lattakia.

Syria takes part in the international Elixir exhibition of Shmoua Alsalam Association

With the participation of artists from thirty-five  countries including Syria, Shmoua Alsalm ( Peace candles ) Association holds the International Elixir exhibition at the Cultural Center in Kafarsouseh  from the 18th until the 25th February. 

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony , poetic and artistic activities were organized during which   storyteller Rana Ali expressed her happiness at holding this  exhibition because Syria has always been a land of love and peace.