In His Own Words
Collective Reading of Texts by Dr. Hisham Al Khatib facilitated by Hiba Masad

Tuesday 29 November 2022 | 6:30 pm| The Library

Dr. Hisham Al Khatib says in the introduction to his book Jerusalem, Palestine and Jordan in the archives of Dr. Hisham Al Khatib: “I hope to contribute towards an understanding of the unique history, art, and heritage of Palestine and the region during an incredibly formative time”.

In this session, we read together excerpts from texts by the late Dr. Hisham Al Khatib in appreciation of his great passion for history, art, and research. The selection of texts investigates the different aspects of Dr. Al Khatib’s private collection and archive, and looks back at forty years of finding, acquiring, and collecting works.   

The collective reading session will be conducted in Arabic and is open to a limited number of participants. 

Hiba Masad studied visual arts at the University of Jordan between 2008 and 2012, specializing in printmaking. Over the past eight years, Masad worked as an activity specialist at the Shoman Foundation, where she ran several workshops and activities. During those years, Masad continued her personal art practices in the form of drawing, printmaking, and text reading. 

Masad recently obtained her master’s degree in Arts in performing public space from FHK in the Netherlands, where her research focused on collective readings, and resulted in launching an initiative to create a community of collective readers in public spaces in Jordan.