South likes: HIWAR | Conversations at Darat al Funun–The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman


Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Moving Homes, 2013, steel, gas barrels, and screened photograph

South likes: HIWAR | Conversations at Darat al Funun–The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman
HIWAR | Conversations
Headquarters of The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Beit al Beiruti, Blue House, Dar Khalid, Main Building, Ghorfa, Amman, Jordan
November 9, 2013 – end of April, 2014

HIWAR (conversation in Arabic) is an exhibition, a residency program, and a talks series with the aim to promote cultural exchanges between artists from the peripheral areas of the art world. Fourteen young artists from the Arab world, Africa, Asia, and Latin America were invited to Amman for a one-month-residency followed by an exhibition that is on view until the end of April 2014. HIWAR’s goal is to learn in and from Amman, as well as from Beirut, Cairo, Cuzco, Hanoi, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Luanda, Manila, Mumbai, Ramallah, Recife, and São Paulo. The residency participants were encouraged to develop ‘conversations’ between them, and to produce works that would relate not just to their new locality, but also to their geo-cultural origins and positions. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa the resulting show combines works by the artists in-residence with art pieces from The Khalid Shoman Collection, including works by Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir and Walid Raad.

Eleanna Papathanasiadi


Rayyane Tabet, The Dead Sea In Three Parts, 2013, polystyrene, Dead Sea mud.


Thabiso Sekgala, Running, 2013, inkjet prints.


Walid Raad, Scratching on Things I Could Disavow (Part 2-5), 1989, archival inkjet print on archival paper


Kiluanji Kia Henda, Rusty Mirage (Dubailization of the Horizon), 2013, inkjet prints


Ahmad Nawash, The Palestinian Cause (Golda Meir and the Funeral), 1973, oil on canvas

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