Art for Creativity and Peace

Homs, (ST) - Under the title “For Creativity and Peace”, the Industrial City of Aleppo is currently hosting the “1st Sculpture Forum”, which is held by the Aleppo Chamber of Industry in cooperation with Aleppo branch of Fine Artists Union.

A number of Syrian artists are participating in the forum with several sculptures and figures that reflect the strength of the Syrian art industry, both in peace and war

Director of the Industrial City Mr. Hazem Al-Ajjan stressed the importance of creating such a forum in light of the reconstruction process that is taking place in the industrial city of Aleppo. The forum also sends a message to the whole world that we (Syrians) are the sponsors of peace and creativity and that the unjust and brutal war that Syria has been subjected to will not kill life and hope inside us. It will not defeat our determination and our will to rebuild our beloved country.

Head of the Union, Mr.  Ahmed Nassif highlighted the importance of plastic art in restoring the originality and beauty of Aleppo which is famous for its splendor of stone-style buildings.

During the forum's first day activities, participants toured the site of the forum and saw the rock blocks taken from the ground of the industrial area. The sculptors were provided with all the needed supplies and equipment.

Amal Farhat