Art Exhibit Has Visitors Experience Death in Syria
These dead tell tales. Tania El Khoury’s touring exhibit Gardens Speak gives voice to victims of Syria’s civil war. At a Miami Beach art festival, visitors lie in shallow graves while hearing real stories of individuals killed in the conflict. El Khoury was inspired by an image of a Syrian mother digging her son a grave in her garden because public funerals had become too dangerous. The macabre installation, originally in Arabic and displayed in Lebanon, promises to bring more victims to life as it continues its world travels.