Syria: a Living History, which opens this month, includes around 50 objects ranging from Mesopotamian artefacts to paintings by contemporary artists, which together reflect the continuity of artistic traditions.
“Syria was one of those topics that we just had to do,” says the museum’s director, Henry Kim, stressing that the war makes the show especially necessary. The exhibition fits the mission of the Aga Khan Museum, which opened in Toronto in 2014. “We’re here to give people a better overview of the arts and culture of the Muslim world,” he says.
More at the source: by David D’Arcy, 15 October 2016, theartnewspaper.com