March 13rd - May 31st 2016
The Syrian artist Jan Jwam Kurimi has been interested in mythology since
his childhood. He has painted pictures based on the mythology that he has
read. As an artist based in Finland for the last twenty years, he has
found fresh inspiration from the Kalevala, which he came in contact with
in Syria (in Arabic).
His exhibition is especially relavant today, as it opens up and
demonstrates Finnish culture in a way that refugees will be able to relate
with, while at the same time giving an insight to Finns about Syrian
culture and way of life.
Jan Jwan Kurimi