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printmaking workshop

Berlin-based Syrian artist Marwan (left), Khalid Shoman at the opening of Marwan's retrospective exhibition (Nov.1996)

Adam Henein Meditation,1986 wood,
52.5x54.5x6cm

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Darat al Funun is dedicated to promoting contemporary creativity in the widest possible sense, bringing various forms of artistic expression together and relating creation and formation to each other. Since its inception, Darat al Funun has become an essential venue for all the interested in contemporary Arab art, as well as a meeting-place for intercultural dialogue. Through its many exhibitions devoted to the most innovative Jordanian, Palestinian, and other Arab artist, and through its divers cultural activities, the Darat al Funun vividly manifests its desire to reveal the creative dynamism of contemporary ideas and forms, and to contribute to the nurturing of contemporary Arab culture.

It's spaces are used by visiting and resident artists to create and display their work of art, in media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and photography. Visitors from all walks of life can view and purchase art works, exchange ideas with the artists themselves, and appreciate the value of acquiring works by contemporary Arab artists.Distinguished critics and artists offer lectures, workshops, and group discussions on contemporary art issues. The video presentations, the library and the computerized documentation facilities provide a unique opportunity for serious research into Arab and international visual art, from ancient to contemporary periods. Special programs for children and students, including tours and workshops, are organized around the exhibitions. A monthly program of literary activities is organized and the Diwan of Architecture has been meeting regularly at the Darat for lectures and conference.

In the setting of the Byzantine church, flanked by illuminated rows of Roman columns, poets recite their works and musical and theatrical groups perform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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