“Where is my friend’s house?” at Maison des Arts de Malakoff

The exhibition “Where is my friend’s house?”, is a continuation of the commitments made by the Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and in its desire to present and address topics related to the news. By bringing together some twenty artists from the contemporary Syrian scene, the art center intends to offer artists a dialogue and the opportunity to testify.


Bissane Al Charif et Mohamad Omran : Sans ciel, 2014, film en stop-motion


A poetic nod to Abbas Kiarostami’s 1987 film, “Where is my friend’s house?” addresses the issue of loss and forced exile but also reconstruction, between memories, dreams and nightmares. Lost house, destroyed house, dream house, home invented … each of the artists with its history, its fractures and its humor, its poetry and its revolt, makes emerge a vibrant and sensitive world that tells us something else of the reality.


Practical information

“Where is my friend’s house?”
January 22 – April 14, 2019
Maison des Arts de Malakoff
105, avenue du 12 février 1934, Malakoff


Installations, videos, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures … their works symbolize, at the house of arts, center of contemporary art malakoff, the interior of a house made of silences and crash, pain and softness , interpellations and invitation to dream. The house is what protects us, the friend who accompanies, who consoles. Art which allows to sublimate the experience. Curators: Paula Aisemberg, Dunia Al-Dahan and Véronique Bouruet Aubertot, for the Collectif Portes Ouvertes on contemporary Syrian art.


Randa Maddah : Light Horizon, 2012, vidéo, 7’22 © Randa Maddah

Randa Maddah : Light Horizon, 2012, vidéo, 7’22 © Randa Maddah

Ola Abdallah; Azza abo Rebieh; Dino Ahmad Ali; Najah Al Bukai; Bissane Al Sharif; Akram Al Halabi; Nour Asalia; Tammam Azzam; Khaled Barakeh; Diala Brisly; Walaa Dakak; Khaled Dawwa; Walid El Masri; Iman Hasbani; Sulafa Hijazi; Nagham Hodaifa; Randa Maddah; Collective Masasit Mati; Mohamad Omran; Muzaffar Salman; Khaled Takreti; Reem Yassouf.


Tammam Azzam : Bon Voyage, Damas, 2013,impression numérique, 80 x 60 cm © Tammam Azzam


News source: Maison des Arts de Malakoff
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