28 August 2011, Cervera de los Montes
I'm supposed to travel to Damascus, Syria, next Sunday. I´m going to be artist-in-residence at the Finnish Institute in the Middle East, if the delicate situation of the country allows it and the Institute continues working normally.
My schedule includes a visit to Aleppo where Issa Touma, the director of the Le Pont gallery, the International Photo Festival and the International Women's Art Festival, has invited me to lecture and give a two-day workshop to the local students. I have my flights from Damascus to Aleppo September 8th.
The theme of the workshop are lists. I'm going to ask the art students to create lists drawings like the works I've been doing several years. I give the form and they put the content. I imagine that we could have a great set of Syrian lists ranging from football to politics and from nail polish to religion. Or maybe the participants surprise me with something totally different. I'm going to propose them to use the lists for my installation at the Access & Paradox Art Fair, where I do a solos show with Galerie e.l Bannwarth in October.