With the solo exhibition Ansichten aus Syrien at the Nassauische Kunstverein Wiesbaden, works of Tahani Munawar (* 1990, Damascus) are on display for the first time in Europe.

After studying art pedagogics the artist worked, in addition to her free activity, with children as an art teacher; both with great risks due to the political situation and the problem of censorship. Art was also the only way to express an individual feeling. The exhibition presents two works exclusively created after her arrival in Germany, as her studio in Syria was deliberately destroyed by fire in July 2016. After a successful family reunification, Tahani Munawar processes in addition to the current situation in Syria also the previous, long phase of uncertainty and insecurity. While in Syria she mainly used the faster aquarelle technique, she chose for her new works, realizing her memories of the state of war, oil on canvas, in direct reference to classical history painting.

The artist Tahani Munawar in front of her artwork "Sara" at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 2016, © Photo: Wolfgang Traeger
Tahani Munawar, No title, 2012, © The Artist.
Tahani Munawar, Old city Damaskus, 2012, © The Artist.

NKVextra Tahani Munawar / Ansichten aus Syrien

03. September 2016 - 09. October 2016


Opening friday, 2nd September 2016,  6 pm


The project is sponsored by the Cultural Office of the City Wiesbaden.