Darat al Funun’s public spaces to temporarily close due to Covid-19

As part of Darat al Funun’s measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and taking into account the ongoing increase in infections by the Omicron variant in Jordan, we saw it in the best interest of our community to temporarily close our spaces to the public until further notice; however, visits onsite to the current exhibitions, which will be extended until 15 February, will be by appointment only at
+(962) 77065 6656. 

The current extended exhibitions display critical works and installations that contemplate and comment on the unsettling conditions of our crisis-ridden world, showcasing artworks that tackle various yet interconnected themes; from capitalism to colonialism and from folklore to real estate development. 

The exhibitions showcase Nadia Kaabi-Linke's Das Kapital and Raed Ibrahim's A Camel in the Room and other works from The Khalid Shoman Collection, including artist Rula Halawani's Negative Incursions and artist Wael Shawky's 2006 video work Al Aqsa Park, and. Moreover, artist Haitham Ennasr's project Nothing Old, Nothing New; experimental video games, drawings, text, and other objects. 

In addition, The Lab features The Darat al Funun 1999-2003 Summer Academy: Then and Now, where we revisit the works of a selected group of artists who studied in our summer academy under the late artist Marwan Kassab Bachi.

Our online public program continues in February with two conversations that tackle digital art, the blockchain and NFTs, while contemplating the complicated relationship between art, politics, and technology.