Colors of Efrin: Kurdish painters launch exhibition


From the art exhibition in Efrin. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Efrin, Syria – According to Kurdish youth in the city of Efrin, northwestern Syria, harsh conditions of war couldn’t prevent civilians from celebrating life through activities under the sponsorship of recently founded civic organizations.

Under the banner “Colors of Efrin”, an art exhibition was launched in the Kurdish-majority city of Efrin on Tuesday.

With the efforts of 34 local painters, about 350 paintings were exposed to hundreds of visitors during the last two days.

“Art could be the best way to express what we suffer from and what we aspire for under the unbearable constraints and hardships of war,” Fares Hamdo, a painter and participant in the exhibition, told ARA News.

“We are willing to do whatever it takes to resist the depression caused by war,” the young painter said.

Speaking to ARA News in Efrin, the exhibition’s director Aslan Maamo pointed out that the one-week exhibition may be extended to one month.

Maamo dedicated the exhibition to Kobane, a Kurdish city under siege by militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS).

“Many of our paintings depict the sufferings of our siblings in Kobane, as well as showing the ugly face of the terrorists of IS,” Maamo told ARA News.


Reporting by: Jinda Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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