“I want to discuss how the whole world could be interested in art and on the other hand two hundred people are killed every day in Syria. Goya created a work to immortalize the killing of hundreds of innocent Spanish citizens on May 3, 1808. How many May 3rds do we have in Syria today?” – Tammam Azzam
Tammam is the Dubai-based Syrian artist whose photomontage (of Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on the façade of a Damascene house perforated by shelling) went viral on Facebook and other social networks. There is something about his art that I like, something that he himself never referred to: the fact that war is not just about suffering or destruction or the loss of life and loved ones…war is also about a million little and anonymous stories of love, hope and human beauty.
Check his artworks for yourself here (below).