AllArtNow is considered to be the first independent collective space in Syria for visual arts, multimedia and contemporary arts. Founded in 2005, the initiative aims to create greater opportunities for emerging Syrian artists and the development of the contemporary arts practice in Syria.
The initial focus of the organisation was to establish virtual links with the international art world by Internet. Through the tenacity of AllArtNow’s founder and curator Abir Boukhari, this resulted in numerous exhibitions, training and workshops for Syrian artists abroad. In the last two years, AllArtNow’s work has expanded from virtual exchanges to physical interactions with local artists and audiences. A neglected house in the old city of Damascus now serves as AllArtNow’s laboratory for art. It is a hub for emerging artistic practice and serves as a meeting point for local and international artists to exchange ideas and form collaborations.
Since July 2012, allartnow closed its door in Syria to open it to Syrian refugee families and starts to work in different places in the world as a nomdic space. Click here to read an article about allartnow in 2014, "Tomorrow will be the beginning of a new life".
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