In Libya.. Art continues despite pain and fear

In Libya.. Art continues despite pain and fear

November 28, 2020 - 11:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Photo: Ministry of Culture

The Iskandar House of Arts in the Old City of Tripoli organized on Wednesday an exhibition to highlight the harrowing experience the Libyan people went through during the last period due to the spread of Covid-19 and the war waged by warlord Khalifa Haftar on the region.

The exhibition, entitled "Persistence" brought together professional photographers and artists who wanted to prove through their pieces of work that an artist could keep going and continue to create despite pain and suffering.

Director of the Technical Affairs Department of the General Authority for Culture Muhammad Shalash and one of the artists who took part in the exhibition explained to The Libya Observer that the artworks reflected the specter of war that haunted thousands of people at a time the Covid-19 was spreading and continuing to creat pain and separation because of the social distancing. His photograph was entitled "Both have one thing in common.. Death".

Shalash clarified that the General Authority for Culture is planning to hold an exhibition on the sidelines of the Independence Festival, scheduled to take place on the 24th of December, emphasizing the public's need for such artistic events.

 

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