It has been more than 1,900 days since the Syrian uprising began on March 15, 2011. Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj has developed a remarkable exhibit to try and capture what those lost days mean to the displaced children, women, and men of Syria. The exhibit is set up inside a refugee tent donated by UNHCR, and is made up of discarded materials (books, pieces of cardboard) and burnt matches – one for every day that has passed since March 15, 2011.
Another Day Lost has traveled to London, New York, Philadelphia, Dubai, and Cambridge. It is appearing now in Budapest as part of the School of Public Policy's 2016 annual conference "the view from here: artists // public policy."
The exhibit can be seen in Room 102, Oktober 6 utca 7, from June 2 at 9 am, and will continue through June 7, 2016. Exhibit hours are 9 am to 5 pm each day.
Issam will burn a match at noon each day to symbolize the passing of yet another day lost.