Syrien n’est fait is a cross-disciplinary art festival dedicated to the Syrian contemporary art scene. Held in Paris each summer since 2016, itis both unique in France and the largest of its kind in Europe. For almost a week, the festival showcases the finest of Syria’s artists and intellectuals and latest film and music. Its perspective on the events in Syria sends a distinctive message: there is a need to collectively question our shared assumptions and (mis)representations; to honor the artistic contributions of Syrians as so much of their culture is under threat.
Visual art, photography, archives, collective works are mobilized to reconstitute and celebrate Syrian memory.
Electro, hip-hop, revolutionary chants & shaabi; a selection of the vibrant musical scene in and around Syria. Traditional tunes meet contemporary explorations.
Experts, journalists and writers analyze the situation for Syrians and the country in its regional and global context, in an effort to challenge common assumptions and deconstruct shared beliefs.
Ancient storytelling, poetry, live performances, and bilingual readings create space for untold experiences and original narratives.
Musical atelier, free performances, dancing events and percussion workshops explore alternative avenues for communication and art, transcending languages.
Virtual reality movies, short and feature films bring to Paris the manifold realities of the war in Syria from the eyes of its filmmakers and videographers.