Curator’s statement Alma
Paris 1st of July 2022
This exhibition comes ten years after the wave of Arab Spring revolutions and examines its repercussions on the current Syrian feminist wave. It also touches on the impact of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement five years after its founding in breaking the stereotyped image of women’s positions. Its energy in moving that wave towards achieving the presence of women in the public sphere and at the political decision making table.
The exhibition took place within the framework of the Fourth General conference of the movement gathering nearly a hundred Syrians in 20 countries around the world and held under the slogan “Syrian Women Decision-Makers”. It was held in hybridity; virtually in Syria, with in an person presence in Paris and Istanbul.
It is also called a wave (in plural: waves).
In physics it is a form of energy transfer and dynamic disturbance (change of equilibrium). Waves are distinguished from particles by having a set of physical behaviours, including propagation, reflection, refraction, interference, intersection, diffraction, scattering, dispersing.
Its properties also differ between material and immaterial mediums, as well as its forms of movement as it may move horizontally or longitudinally. Waves can be periodic in which case those quantities oscillate repeatedly about an equilibrium (resting) value at some frequency.
Waves travel in the form of compressions and rarefactions in different mediums (solid, liquid, and gas) because they do not require large cohesive forces between molecules.
This exhibition presents three commissioned essays that take us through the impact of the feminist waves globally, Regionally and in Syria, messages and newly commissioned artworks. Its content was co-created by 51 members of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement in the spring of 2022 and expresses their opinions.