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Ṣalat al-Fann al-Ḥadith al-Ālamı (Art Moderne International) (established Damascus, Syria, 1960) By Lenssen, Anneka

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1425-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 15 June 2024, from


Ṣalat al-Fann al-Ḥadīth al-fiĀlamı (Gallery of International Modern Art, or Art Moderne International (AMI)) was the first private art gallery in Syria. Launched by brothers Muhammad and Mahmoud Daadoush in Damascus in October 1960, the gallery served as a social hub for artistic and intellectual activity and a promotional office for Syria’s modern artists. It was centrally located in Yusuf al-Azmeh Square and provided a range of artistic services: biweekly exhibitions, literary evenings, and publicity stunts such as a talent search for an artist’s “muse,” as well as work in the applied fields of décor, advertising, and printing.

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Lenssen, Anneka. Ṣalat al-Fann al-Ḥadith al-Ālamı (Art Moderne International) (established Damascus, Syria, 1960). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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