Right-Wing Protests Rage Over Syrian Artist’s Installation in Dresden

February 10th, 2017

A group of right-wing protestors took to the streets in Dresden this week in protest over a work by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni, a massive barricade formed by three buses, alluding to similar barricades created in war-torn Aleppo.  “We have hit a nerve with this project—an important nerve,” says Christian Mennicke-Schwarz, artistic director of the Dresden Kunsthaus. “It shows how important it is to focus on this subject. We have to be open to the suffering of others.”

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