year Aleppo entered the new millennium with interesting
cultural programs. One of these programs was the continuation
of the Festival dedicated to women, highlighting the artistic
role of women in society. The Second International Women’s
Art Festival, held in May in the Syrian city of Aleppo,
was the event that showed the growing progress of Syrian
woman at the threshold of the third millennium. Le Pont
Gallery in partnership with the Embassy of Canada organized
the Festival, under the patronage of Mr. Ahmad Diab. Artists
from ten countries participated: (Algeria, Canada, France,
Germany, Lebanon, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, UK, and U.S.A).
The Festival introduced
414 works of art, as part of 15 installations, representing
most of the contemporary schools of art in the fields of
Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Dance, Music, Literature,
and finally Digital Art. The activities were held in the
Shibani, a historical building that lies in the middle of
the old city of Aleppo. Previously an old school, this ancient
building with its large stone halls was renovated to host
this Festival and other festivals.
of the Canadian Embassy in Syria website.