Thursday, 31 December 2015

CULTURE: Francis Alÿs to Hold Refugee Workshops in Areas Affected by ISIS


Francis Alÿs. Photo via ArtNet News.


This has to be one of the best news I've read lately. 

"The artist Francis Alÿs will stage workshops at an Iraqi refugee camp as part of the project Creativity for Survival: Art Workshops in Refugee Camps in Iraq.
Alÿs' activities, to start next year, will be in support of the Ruya Foundation, whose work is also supported by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The foundation is setting up a permanent art space in Camp Shariya in northern Iraq, which will facilitate adult refugees engaging in art through a program of talks, classes, and workshops led by a range of local and international artists including Alÿs, whose work has dealt with spatial justice and land-based poetics." Read full article in ArtNet News. E.T.P. 3'

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