Mohamad Hafez: the artist using artwork to celebrate Syria's past

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With his new sculptures, the Syrian artist who lives in the US sees it as his ‘duty’ to create art that reminds people of the beauty of his country

In Mohamad Hafez’s sculptures, every detail brings a part of Syria to life.

A doll-sized porcelain plate represents how people would send food to their neighbors. Syrian and Jewish fabric fragments on a clothes line embody the region’s diversity. And the decorations on a building mimic Greek and Roman symbols all over old city streets.

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Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart is showing at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, until 13 January

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