These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history.
What may feel too complicated or painful to convey in words can find other means of expression through art. “Unhealed” portrays existential experiences amid major social upheaval. The exhibition embodies a poetic narrative rather than a strict historical account. It navigates through the endless circle of hope and despair, bringing us beyond political analysis.
The contributing artists are predominantly based in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Marocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen, but also in Albania, Italy, Romania, and Sweden. Among them are Asim Abdulaziz, Aya Albarghathy, Muhammad Ali, Héla Ammar, Marwa al-Sabouni, Selim Ben Sheikh, Shady Elnoshokaty, Safaa Erruas, Hadia Gana, Khaled Hafez, Diana Jabi, Rachid Koraichi, Moataz Nasr, Adrian Paci, Mario Rizzi, Fethi Sahraoui and Mouna Jemal Siala