Exhibitions

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Numerous art exhibitions will be taking place during Art Week Amman at different locations and galleries in Amman.

Contemporary Art Exhibition 
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
6 – 15 September
Curated by Victoria Gandit Lelandais
Highlighting the collection of the National Gallery of Fine Arts, the two buildings will be showcasing a broad vision of contemporary art and design.
Nebulous will project the visitors into an exhibition haze, emphasizing identity search and mysterious artists’ history.  Under the power of Orgone energy, the public will be asked to open his mind to a conceptual world, the world inside an artist’s head.
Graph’Art exhibition will showcase a curated selection of works from artists, all strongly influenced by graphism in its most artistic form. From the traditional world of calligraphy to the digital revolution in design, Graph’Art will take the visitors through a graphic experience using unexpected associations.
A solo show by Elmer Dumlao, ready-made artist creating surprising 3D wall installations. Dumlao’s work explores the role of paper in our life and it’s contemporary use.
The exhibition will also be showcasing selected video works from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts.

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Art for Sale: Second Edition
The Studio
5 – 19 September 2013

Art for Sale: Second Edition collection of artwork by various artists, displayed at The Studio from floor to ceiling.

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Antar & Abla
Mlabbas
5 September – 15 September 2013

An exhibition for handmade dolls by artist Mo Rusan. The story of Antar & Abla, two of Arabia’s most famous lovers presented with a new visual meaning through the art of doll making. Their union was that of poetry written by the fearless rider and fighter Antar whose words celebrated the eternal beauty of Abla!

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Alchemy of the Enchanted
Orfali Gallery
11 – 25 September 2013

No matter what the measure of mutuality with the other is, the encounter has been always enriched, and forever it will be. This is specifically what will be conveyed and embodied in the work that will be showcased in the quadrilateral exhibition by artists, whom are deeply ingrained in the Moroccan modern, art: Hassan Burquiah, Nour Al Deen Fatehi, Amal Bushier and Younis Khrasani.

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Carving Shadows
Jacaranda Images
8 – 30 September 2013

TRI/Angulate is a parametric patterning system that was developed by Basel Uraiqat and Basma Abdallah based on a mathematical study of lines and angles. In this exhibition, they have created three-dimensional wall-mounted pieces from multi-layered paper stencils in a manner that integrates form, depth, and light.Read more about the exhibition.

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Colorful Thoughts
Orient Gallery
10 – 26 September 2013

Showcases a wide range of visual ideas, diverse treatments, and varied artistic styles presented by 15 different artists. Read more about the exhibition.

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Children of Gaza
Orient Gallery
10 – 26 September 2013

Curated by Q0de this exhibition is on the power of imagery and the persistence of hope. In December 2008 Anthony Dawton, Jim McFarlane and Giuseppe Aquili entered Gaza with the support of Save the Children to photograph what they saw. Dia Azzawi has produced six original prints to accompany the exhibition inspired by the images. All proceeds will be donated to Save the Children in Gaza. Read more about the exhibition.

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Design Now! 
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
6 – 15 September
Curated by Nabad Art Gallery
Design Now, presents uniquely designed objects by sixteen talented artists and designers. Many of the participants work across artistic disciplines, creating pieces that often blend aesthetics and functionality. The pieces on display range from furniture and light fixtures to decorative sculptural pieces in a variety of materials, including wood, metal and plexiglass.
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Fann Wa Shaii
7 September – 10 October 2013

With only blue-ink pen Lina Ghanem approaches every drawing as a paper to
craft. Her work renders a distinct imagination of space, place, and time, synthesizing unexpected elements of our world. At the same time,playfully revealing possibilities of hidden scenarios surrounding us. With her intensive detailing a story of time is also told;
convinced that a sense of time must be surrendered before every piece of art.
Lina is an Arab/American artist, holding a degree in Architecture from The University of Nevada in the USA. She sees her art as
nothing more than an escape from reality, and a nurturing of imagination.

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Faces of Amman
Foresight Art Gallery
15 – 30 September 2013

“Faces of My City” Exhibition attempts to tell a story through recreating some of the city’s images in the 30s and 40s when it was closer to a small town, where its natural topography is the highlight of its’ image, in comparison with today’s vertical architectural weave which dominates Amman’s topography and transforms cliffs into a mosaic painting jammed with details and colors.

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Gaza Lives
Darat Al Tasweer
26 August – 25 September 2013

Born in Gaza in 1976, Sharif Sarhan works as an artist, professional
photographer and free-lance designer. He is a founding member of the “
Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art “ group and an active member of
the Association of Palestinian Artists . Sarhan has a diploma in arts
from the University of ICS in the United States. He had participated in
several art training courses and workshops.and he had introduced his
works in many individual and group exhibitions in Gaza in the Arts and
Crafts village, the Port Gallery, and exhibited some of his works in
Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Amman, Britain, the United States,
Spain, Sweden, Sharjah and Cairo.

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Isolation Device 
Jordan National Gallery
of Fine Arts Park
6 – 15 September
Curated by Hayyez
Isolation Device | noun: a thing made or adapted for the purpose of providing or breaking isolation |.
It will feature installations, multimedia art works and performances by 7 multidisciplinary artists who were asked to envision an Isolation Device; along side a series of events themed around Isolation & the City

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Remote Places
Dar Al – Anda
1 – 20 September 2013

A Group exhibition of selected pieces of artwork includes (Paintings, Photo art, Calligraphy and Sculptures) of various artists from all over the world.

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Solo Exhibition by Syrian artist Reem Yassouf
Zara Gallery
11 September – 2 October 2013

A child, a cat and paper kites; that is the kind of delicate imagery artist Reem Yassouf, presents to the viewer in her new work during Amman Art Week showcased at Zara Gallery. Read more about the exhibition.

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Topographies: The Brush and The Chisel
Nabad Art Gallery
9 September  – 23 October 2013

The human and urban topographies in the works of sculptor Ikbal Shukri-Tannir and multidisciplinary artist Dina Haddadin resonate across styles and media. Read more about the exhibition.

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 WAX, a New Exhibition of Fourteen Encaustic Paintings                                              Canvas                                                                                                                                  18 August- 21 September 2013

American artist K. Robert Kimball will present “WAX”, an exhibition that demonstrates the very interesting and unusual process of encaustic painting, originally invented 2,000 years ago, mixing melted beeswax and oil pigments together into a “paintable liquid” later applied on huge wooden panels. This exhibition will a feature fourteen encaustic paintings.

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