Tate Britain Exhibition

Nahnou-Together Young people from London and Damascus in visual dialogue

Osama Nassar Self Portrait

Narmeen Yawer Self Portrait

How can pictures tell the story of who you are, what interests you, and what your culture means to you? Nahnou-Together is a project bringing together young people in Damascus and London through art to explore cultural identity. The project is jointly run by Tate Britain and the British Council. The display coincides with the Festival of Muslim Cultures.

Nahnou-Together enables young people in London and Damascus to exchange pictures and share ideas. This was done through a website www.nahnou-together.org.

In Syria, art lessons are not an integral component of the school curriculum and there are no public examinations in art. However, young people in Damascus can take part in an ambitious, informal art programme offered outside of school at the Adham Ismail Centre, funded by the Syrian Ministry of Culture.

Over the last academic year, students from the Adham Ismail Centre and from Quintin Kynaston School in St John's Wood, London, have been sharing their lives with each other through pictures.An artist exchange was arranged between the countries to introduce the students to new forms of art practice and to foster connections across cultures. Artists and educators set objectives, created a programme of activities and learnt how to manage the website.

This display coincides with the Festival of Muslim Cultures.

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27 May – 10 July 2006

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