Syria: A Silenced Scream


September 29 – November 16, 2013

In the early, initially peaceful stages of the Syrian uprising, a group of activist artists named “The Syrian People Know Their Way” sought to disseminate powerful imagery, clever both visually and intellectually, protesting the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.


Their distinctive posters, produced collectively both inside and outside Syria via the Internet, challenge nearly 50 years of Ba’athist propaganda and allow viewers to examine the political reality of Syria through the perspective of the strugglers, rather than through the prism of the values of the Western world. Making its U.S. debut, Syria: A Silenced Scream, reveals the struggle of the resistance artists who have since been silenced. The exhibition opens at a time when estimated 100,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict. Designed as an archive, the exhibition memorializes the movement for generations to come.

Presented by the Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), in collaboration with the Research Gallery, Master’s Program of Integrated Design at the Holon Institute of Technology, on Mana Contemporary’s first floor.


Press Release

Crystal Gwyn