Close up shot of "Dark Water, Burning World," one of seven installation pieces that comprise renowned Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj’s art intervention in the Penn Museum special exhibition, Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq, on view through November 26, 2018.

Dark Waters: 2,379 Days and Counting

Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On September 17, 2,379 days will have passed since the Syrian uprising on March 15, 2011. Join us for "Dark Waters: 2,379 Days and Counting,” an interactive community project that continues acclaimed Syrian-born contemporary artist Issam Kourbaj’s exploration into creating art about his homeland. Through this afternoon drop-in workshop with the artist, people of all ages are asked to join in the creation of 2,379 small tin foil and plaster boats to be incorporated into a live-streamed performance of Kourbaj’s notable video piece titled "Strike" later that evening. See the artist’s work currently featured in the exhibition Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm (open workshop); 5:00 - 6:00 pm (performance).

The workshop and performance are free in the Museum’s outdoor Stoner Courtyard, 3260 South Street; the exhibition is free with Museum admission.
 

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