Athier Mousawi, Before Rubble Study, 2016, image courtesy the artist.
In Syria today, more than 5.6 million children are in urgent need of help, with an estimated 2.8 million children displaced inside the country with no support systems to turn to. To help raise money towards this cause, Unicef's Next Generation have brought together contemporary artists from all over the world to form Beyond Borders, a weeklong exhibition and auction taking place at the Blain|Southern gallery in London from 16 May.
The exhibition will feature a range of works from leading contemporary artists such as Diana Al-Hadid, Ali Banisadr, Y.Z. Kami, Marius Bercea, Moshekwa Langa, Athier Mousawi and Nasan Tur which will be available in a live auction at the gallery, as well as through pre-bidding online. There will also be a series of related events taking place alongside the exhibition, including a panel discussion on the Arab Spring and its impact on art. 100% of the proceeds will go to Unicef's Children of Syria Emergency Appeal.
Diana Al-Hadid, Untitled, 2015, image courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery New York © Diana Al-Hadid, Photo Matt Grubb
Nasan Tur, Variationen von Kapital KAHPHPIITTHAHL, 2013, image courtesy the artist and BlainSouthern, Photo Todd White
Cyrus Mahboubian, Murmur (diptych), 2016, image courtesy the artist
Beyond Borders runs from the 17-21 May at the Blain|Southern gallery.
Text Lula Ososki