Issam Kourbaj’s Love Letter to Syria

Sophie Kazan / Featured Insights

The Markaz Review, 12 February 2024.

When the artist Issam Kourbaj was first asked to create a retrospective exhibition for the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery at Kettles’ Yard, about his time in Cambridge, he refused. Kourbaj reasoned that a more urgent focus for any art exhibition were the events happening in Syria. From the total estimated 306,887 Syrians to have been killed between March 1, 2011 and March 31, 2021 due to the conflict, the UN estimates that more than half of these people were not identified. Read More

Urgent Archive at Kettles Yard in Cambridge March 2 to May 26, 2024.