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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2016,6050.4

  • Title (series)

    • Ongoing
  • Description

    Digital print showing a figure in a white wedding gown and veil holding flowers standing next to a figure in a suit with a flower buttonhole - both faces are fully covered by gas masks. Digital illustration, printed on archival paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm).

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 2012
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 centimetres
    • Width: 70 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from the artist:

    "Before I left the country in 2012, people were still trying to do something positive. We had great hopes about the prospect of changing our country through peaceful means. There was still a space in our society for us to do this. Then it started to become violent; the regime began arresting activists (including members of my family and friends) and kicking them out of Syria or making conditions so unbearable for them that they had to flee. There are still many courageous people working inside the country, but their numbers are becoming fewer and the sound of weapons drowns out the voices of peaceful activism." (Syria Speaks)

    This series of digital prints were featured in a touring exhibition of art from the Syrian Uprising, at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012; Rundetaarn in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013 and Rich Mix in London, 2013 (all curated by Malu Halasa, Aram Tahhan and Nawara Mahfoud, with Donatella Della Ratta in Amsterdam and Copenhagen). Several images have been published in Halasa, M., Omareen, Z. and Mahfoud, N. (2014). Syria speaks. London: Saqi Books, and in the book's Arabic edition (Dar Saqi: Beirut, 2014)

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  • Location

    On display: G34/od

  • Exhibition history

    2017 2 Jun - 16 Oct, London, BM, G34, Living Histories

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Syrian Civil War (2011-)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2016

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    2016,6050.4

Digital print showing a figure in a white wedding gown and veil holding flowers standing next to a figure in a suit with a flower buttonhole - both faces are fully covered by gas masks.  Digital illustration, printed on archival paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm).

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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