Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tammam Azzam: Dubai-based artist showcases 'bleeding Syria' map
ArtDaily..org - A popular map on social networks depicting a "bleeding" war-torn Syria has emerged as the centrepiece of an exhibition in Dubai by digital artist Tammam Azzam. The artwork -- simply a 4.5 square metre (48.5 square foot) map of Syria painted in red to indicate blood -- is one of various pieces portraying the carnage of the conflict while mocking the international community's inaction. "I used the Syrian map as an icon," Azzam told AFP. "This map had never meant anything to me during my whole life before. Suddenly, I had a new-discovered nation." Read more.