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Dark Waters: 2,379 Days and Counting

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Nevll Classroom
Penn Museum
University of Pennsylvania
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Issam Kourbaj, Oxford University

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Open Workshop
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Brown Bag Lecture - Please Bring a Lunch
1:30 - 5:00 pm: Open Workshop
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Live-streamed Video and Performance

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.

The mid-day lecture will be followed by an 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.

Issam Kourbaj's artistic work is currently featured in the Penn Museum exhibition "Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq."

All PCHC events are sponsored, in part, by the PoGo Family Foundation.
For more information, see the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.