Artwork by Yaser Kassab
We only heard the term “social distancing” after the spread of the COVID-19. The idea of getting away from others is very stressful. No matter how close we are in our daily life in this era of social isolation and individuality. As an artist, Yaser Kassab feels the urgent need to practice art, particularly photography, from his balcony or his small window, and he has tried to capture the things relevant to these times.
The print is a part of the Through Solidarity, We Survive initiative by CoCulture, Berlin, and is produced a limited edition of ten prints for Oslo World Festival. The art work is presented in Fotogalleriet's webshop as a part of the institution's collaboration with Oslo World Festival.
About the Artist
Yaser Kassab is a filmmaker born in Syria and based in Stockholm. Kassab is studying a master’s in film at Gothenburg University, and he studied Fine Arts Photography at the Forsa Folkhögskola in Sweden.
His films have been screened at many prestigious film festivals and have received international recognition, like the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel, Center Pompidou 2017, and the award for best mid-length documentary at the 58th edition of Festival dei Popoli in Florence, 2017.