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London -based Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid during the lecture (April 1997)

 

  

 

 

 

 

Participants in the "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" conference at Darat al Funun (April 1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-5-97through his book Contemporary Graphic Art
Darat Al Funun celebrated the launch of Iraqi Artist Rafe' Al Nasiri's book contemporary Graphic Art. The book discusses the significant strides made in the area of graphic Art. The artist perfected his talents through his studies and work in Portugal. He says the Arab world has missed out on this area of art, and will need to increase its awareness of its significance today. Mr. Nasiri plans to establish a department of graphic design in the Fine Art Institute in Baghdad.

 

29-4-97 Amman & Arab cities of the future
What will they be like?
The "Aga Khan Award for Architecture" Conference, in collaboration with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation initiated a two day seminar earlier this week at Darat al Funun amongst professionals whose skills can contribute to answering these questions.

Besides bringing together Jordanian architects with their counterparts from 10 countries across the Arab world,the meeting enabled its participants to exchange experiences with architects, not only in the Muslim world ,but also in the west.

The regional dialogue concluded with a lecture by renowned London-based Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid,winner of numerous international architectural competitions.

 

16-4-97Dome of the Rock,A Glowing photographic perspective
capturing time must be a photographer's ultimate dream.Making time stand still for posterity is the scene of creativity.Said Nuseibeh's latest photo exhibit on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem , is a living tribute to a monument that lies in the heart and mind of every Muslim and Arab.

What is intriguing is the 40 brilliant images of the dome of the rock,Haram al Sharif and the Old City of Jerusalem that are on display at the Darat al Funun.They show the diversity and richness of a holy city that experienced continuing Muslim rule.

Mr. Nuseibeh's professionalism is something that comes out in the exhibition. For example, filming and developing the photographs took about 5 years.

The exhibit is rich in alot of ways. The shots of mosaics in the Al Aqsa mosque are simply breathtaking.To get a perfect view of the Qubbat Al Silsileh Nuseibeh had to lie on his back ..with the camera on the tripod trying to center the chandelier " I just fidgeted,fidgeted,fidgeted till it all fitted and worked ".

 27-5-97 AL Karmal

 Darat Al Funun celebrated the continuation of the Al Karmal magazine in a ceremony that included its editor Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish, Darat Al Funun's Chairman Mr. Abdul Majeed Shoman and Director Ibrahim Izzedin along with an attendance of literary figures and artists. Editor Darwish spoke of a great need in the Arab world for a magazine dedicated to the culture of Arab literature and art, an area scarcely covered in today's Middle Eastern publications. Darwish echoed his intention to keep Karmal a mirror of all Arab art and literature, including Palestinian, which he added continues from the greater Arab cultural landscape. His statement is a response to criticism that Karmal's theme did not reflect Palestinian literature and art.

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