Darat Al Funun reopens

Views of the Darat Al-Funun complex built in the 1920s in Jabal Luweibdeh. The complex now serves as a platform for contemporary Arab artists. (Photos: Darat Al-Funun’s Facebook account)
AMMAN— The Khalid Shoman Foundation announced that Darat Al Funun would reopen to the public under strict safety procedures on Tuesday evening. Darat Al Funun, during its 16 months closure, launched an online program of activities and artist stays, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to a press statement issued by Darat Al Funun on Sunday, the earlier exhibitions, which had to be closed prematurely due to the pandemic, will be extended. These include “Das Capital” by artist Nadia Al-Kaabi-Lenki and "Camel in the Room" by Raed Ibrahim.

Works from the Khalid Shoman Foundation, such as the "Negative Invasions Series" by artist Rola Halwani, will also be presented. Halwani’s series includes a portrayal of harsh images of the reality of the Israeli occupation forces’ cyclical incursions into the Palestinian territories from 2002. In addition, "Hadeqa Al Aqsa" by Wael Shuqi from 2006 will also be presented, and it deals with the precarious situation of the city of Jerusalem.

Even after reopening, Darat Al Funun will continue its online activities by introducing the "La Jaded, La Hadith" project by Haytham Al-Nasr, including on-site video games, sketches, and writings and pieces that the artist has worked on for over six years.

In their “Laboratory,” Darat Al Funun is turning back 20 years to showcase the work of a group of artists who studied under the supervision of Marwan Qassab Bashi at the Summer Art Academy from 1999 to 2003.

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