24 Hours on Hamra Street is a new video installation by Lina Khatib in collaboration with the Damascus-based heavy metal band Maysaloon. The exhibition is a comment on the prevailing sense of routinisation through which conflicts, especially in the Middle East, are perceived.
The installation is accompanied by a short documentary by the band Maysaloon, chronicling their struggles and defiance of the Syrian war.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 6:00pm with a panel discussion titled “Keep your eyes set on Syria”, featuring Laila Kiki, Director of The Syria Campaign, Fadi Hallisso, CEO of Basmeh and Zeitooneh, and Lina Khatib, chaired by writer and editor Malu Halasa, followed by a reception.
24 Hours on Hamra Street is presented in collaboration with Chatham House’s project Syria From Within (syria.chathamhouse.org).