However, art cannot just provoke emotion or thought when its subject is so raw that it should promote action and reaction.
Next month, Syria will enter its 10th year of conflict. The war is estimated to have left more than half a million dead and almost 11.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
As hundreds of thousands are again forced to flee (and not once, but twice), UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has said that calamity can only be avoided if the Security Council members and those with influence overcome individual interests and put a collective stake in humanity first.
This is why it is so important to have the destroyed streets of Aleppo represented at the UN - the crossroads of the world. It is a stark reminder to all nations, and in particular to the Security Council, that it needs to go back to what it was set up to do 75 years ago. That is, to utilize its collective resources, energy and creativity to prevent conflict, not just manage and, in some cases, prolong it.