MOUSSEM CITIES 2019 gives the floor to the pressing voices of artists from Damascus, Syria and the Syrian diaspora to ensure that stories and traditions are not lost amidst the violence. Current affairs inevitably imbue this edition with a weightiness. The festival is thus also offering Syrian artists and curators the opportunity to shape the programme so that their work and commitment is situated in the correct context.
MOUSSEM CITIES has not opted for Damascus out of a sense of nostalgia. It sees Damascus as a concept and a mental window through which to focus attention on the artistic scene of a region and the creators in the diaspora. The city...Read more