In this paper, I will first contextualize the art scene in Syria before 2011, then I will look at art, media and resistance through the lens of producers and recipients. This will bring the discussion to Beirut as a place of influence on artists from Syria, after which I will look at new challenges and the ways in which art from Syria might change due to new political developments. Finally, a short conclusion will provide an outlook on the future of the themes addressed.

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