Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation

Country: Jordan
Collection Type: Foundation or Association
Collection Size: < 1,000 Period: Later than 1980 Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Colour images Prints Website: http://daratalfunun.org Darat al Funun aims to provide a platform for contemporary Arab artists, support critical discourse and research, stimulate artistic exchange, document and archive Arab art, and spread awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual arts. Khalid Shoman Collection is a private collection that was never created with the idea to 'invest' or establish a collection covering a specific period or style, but more an investment in the artists and support of their practice. This gained particularly significant impact during the eighties and nineties when there was very little support for contemporary Arab art, particularly within the private sector. Begun in the early eighties, the collection reflects the shifts and transformations of artistic practices in the region. It now represents around 800 works by over 140 modern and contemporary artists and a wide range of media. The collection is the Khalid Shoman Private Collection, which is legally separate from Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation. The collection is on public view on a rotating basis to the general public. Researchers could have access with special request. Contact Details: Name: Mohammed Zakaria / Eline Van Der Vlist (Artistic Director) Email: mohammed.n.zakaria@gmail.com / eline.vandervlist@gmail.com Address: 13, Nadeem al Mallah st., Jabal al-weibdeh, Amman, Jordan Tel: +962 6 4643251/2 Website: www.daratalfunun.org

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