The exhibition “Bridges – art for dialogue” displays works by Syrian and Austrian artists to promote mutual understanding, coexistence and dialogue through the message of art.
From 11:00 - 12:00, Syrian artist Marwa Sarah will speak about her personal experiences influencing her art work.
From 9 September to 10 October 2016, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) displays selected works by the Syrian painters Adel Daooud, Bahram Hajou, Jeko Haj, Louloua Maleh and Marwa Sarah, as well as the Austrian artist Bernd Hanser and Fritz Kindl.
On the ‘Long Day of Flight’, the exhibition ‘Bridges – art for dialogue’ is open from 11:00 - 19:00 and accessible free of charge to the interested public. From 11:00 - 12:00, Marwa Sarah will be available to speak to the interested public about the experiences of war in her home country that are influencing her art work.
The exhibits – using flight as a recurring theme – offer visitors first-hand insight into the work and struggle of artists from the Middle East and aim to build bridges between the Austrian public and artists and intellectuals from the Middle East.
The Austrian artists Bernd Hanser and Fritz Kindl highlight the intercultural dimension of building bridges and fostering dialogue between the various cultures that the exhibitions unites under one roof at KAICIID.