“Hiwar Workshops” is an annual program by The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts that provides mentor-ship and a space for innovative cultural discussion and creative production for emerging artists in Jordan and the region. With a focus on the collection of artworks at the National Gallery, this year, art practitioners from all backgrounds and experiences are invited to join a 4-week program of readings, discussions, and technical experimentation, followed by an exhibition.
Selected participants will work closely with art mentors in a series of workshops that will allow them a space to realize their projects and share them with the general public. During the workshops participants will learn how to present, discuss and negotiate their field and leave with new ideas, skills and connections that will hopefully add to the breadth of their practices.
Artists Ala Younis, Raed Ibrahim and Khaldoun Hijazin will be facilitating the workshops and will work as mentors for a select group of emerging artists.
– The workshops will be in Arabic and English. Translation will be available during the workshops.
– The workshop is free of charge.
In this year’s program, with an emphasis on the permanent collection of the National Gallery, participating artists are invited to choose an artwork that has been produced in Jordan. Their chosen artwork will be taken as a starting point for investigating histories, lineages and tropes that emerge(d) within the art scene in Jordan. Ways into researching these works are supported by the workshop mentor-ship, as well as reading materials, discussions, and studio work. Through the process, participants analyze and respond to their selections using various critical, contextual, and archival materials.
The program culminates in a final exhibition at the National Gallery that presents the participants studies, writings and archival findings juxtaposed with the original work they chose to study, as well as the artwork they develop in response.
Art practitioners from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title: “On Art Archives in Jordan”, including the following requirements:
– Name and contact information.
– Short bio.
– Short text explaining your possible approach to the topic.
– Portfolio of 5 to 10 works on PDF format and should include work titles, dates and media.
Selected participants will be informed via email by July 8, 2019