EXHIBITING SYRIA 

WITHOUT WRECKS

THE BOOK

IL LIBRO

 AGENDA
November 17, 2018 - 20:45
SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Nelle Terre dell'Ovest Festival, Peschiera Meraglio, Montisola (Brescia).
October 8, 2017 - 18:30
SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Libreria Griot, Rome. 
With Alma Salem and Simone Sibilio.
June 22, 2017 - 19:30
SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Libreria del Convegno, Milan.
April 5, 2017 - 19:30
SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Middleastnow! 2017, Cinema La Compagnia, Florence.
With Lucia Goracci (RAI)
and Cecilia Dalla Negra (Osservatorio Iraq).
April 4-9, 2017
SHAMIYAT! video installation
@ Middleastnow! 2017, Cinema
La Compagnia, Florence.
March 25, 2017 - 20:00:
SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Book Pride 2017, MUDEC, Milan
With Giovanni Pelloso.
January 12, 2017 - 19:00:
10 SYRIAN BLOW-UPS Vernissage + SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Piola Libri, Brussels.
With Lorenzo Trombetta.
December 17, 2016: SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Tomato Backpackers, Turin.
With Hassan Khorzom
and Eva Ziedan.
October 7, 2016: SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani book presentation @ Sabirfest 2016, Messina.
With Lorenzo Trombetta.
September 2016: SHAM SHAM. Persone cose e luoghi siriani is published by Mesogea.
 
  

 - WHAT -

SHAM SHAM

IS A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT SHOWING SYRIAN PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS

BEFORE THEIR WRECKS

GOT THE ATTENTION

OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

 - WHERE -

SHAM

IS THE UNOFFICIAL WORD IN ARABIC

TO INDICATE DAMASCUS AND SYRIA

TO SEE SHAM IT TAKES A ROTATION OF THE USUAL POINT OF VIEW

KHARTOUM

ADDIS ABABA

BENGHAZI

CAIRO

SANA'A

TEHRAN

YEREVAN

BAGHDAD

ANKARA

ISTANBUL

ATHENS

ROME

DOHA

DAMASCUS

ALEPPO

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TUNIS

AFTER THE FIRST ARAB-MUSLIM CONQUESTS,GEOGRAPHERS

AND CHRONICLERS'MAPS HAD MECCA AT THE CENTRE

AND WERE ORIENTED TOWARDS EAST. CARDINAL DIRECTIONS WERE ROTATED COUNTERCLOCKWISE: THE TERRITORIES TO THE LEFT(SHIMAL/SHAMAL)OF MECCA BECAME BILAD ASH SHAM

THE TERRITORIES TO THE RIGHT (YAMIN) WERE NAMED YEMEN.

 - WHY -

THIS IS WHAT YOU PROBABLY KNOW ABOUT SYRIA

IS IT POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF DESTRUCTIONWITHOUT SHOWING IT ?

THIS IS WHAT SHAM SHAM WILL TELL YOU ABOUT SYRIA

 - PROJECTS -

SHAM SHAM.
PERSONE COSE
E LUOGHI SIRIANI
BOOK
A visual reconstruction of everyday life in Syria before the anti-government protests
in Spring 2011. Syria is recorded here through personal memories and the enlarged evocation of encountered People, Places and Things.
No space for what is now reduced to wrecks: original photographs and blow-ups will help understand the scope of the ongoing absurd destruction.
10 SYRIAN BLOW-UPS
EXHIBITION @ PIOLA LIBRI, BRUXELLES
A site-specific photographic installation for Piola Libri, Bruxelles.
10 limited-edition photographic blow-ups hang from the bookshop’s ceiling, showing details from former Syrian daily life, to catch and invite readers and visitors’ eyes to observe details of Syrian People, Places and Things.
SHAMIYAT!
VIDEO INSTALLATION @ MIDDLEASTNOW!, FLORENCE
SHAMIYAT! People, Things and Places from Syria is designed for the hall of Teatro La Compagnia (Florence) where Middleastnow! Festival is held (April 4-9, 2017). Three videos exhibit Syria in the total absence of violence. People, Things and Places from Syria are captured in their normal and daily beauty, as they were experienceable until a few months before the ongoing destruction begins:
six years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SHAM SHAM IS A PROJECT MADE BY GIUSEPPE ALIZZI