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War Torn

Mounira Al Solh’s work draws from the artist’s personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict.

It’s strange how people can often find a grim humour in the face of war. Mounira Al Solh sometimes does, and that is evident in her paintings, works on paper, embroideries, films and performances that explore migration, memory, trauma and loss. To achieve these pieces she’s drawn from her personal conversations and encounters with those who have been affected by conflict in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East. They tell stories of displacement and uncertainty, often reflecting on the struggles of women in the Arab world. Moving, intimate – and, yes, occasionally humorous – they consider the continued impact of war and oppression and the importance of oral history as a record of lived experience. The show will feature a selection of new and recent work.

Mournira Al Solh: A day is as long as a year, 9 April-2 October, BALTIC, Gateshead. 

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