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Instagram exhibition highlights solidarity against COVID-19

‘Pray where you are’ portrait by Ibtisam Al-Asfour.

KUWAIT: A social media exhibition hosting abstract painters from Kuwait and the Gulf is a message of solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of a Kuwaiti cultural organization said on Tuesday. The Ramadan event, titled ‘Kuwait Is Our Home,’ launched by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters on social networking website, Instagram, under the profile kwti_artists, grouped 22 artists.

Art has long been a form expression, sometimes used to shed a positive light and hope on widescale humanitarian crises, such as war and pandemics, Secretary-General Kamel Al-Abduljalil said. The works depict the artists’ reflections on the pandemic’s impacts on the human psyche in an attempt to alleviate these effects through highlighting elements of joy and optimism that motivate resistance and attachment to one’s life, he added. – KUNA

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