Music and art in Amman this week

March 2, 2014

Music performances this week include the band Adonis, which will play at Blue Fig (Sunday 9:00PM). Al Balad Theater launches a new monthly program titled “Solo”, presenting one solo musician in each performance. The program opens by violinist Yarub Smarait, accompanied by guests Nasser Salameh on percussion, & Maen Baidoun on double bass (Tuesday at 7:00PM). Also on Tuesday, Yellow Mellow will play in Trader Vic’s, featuring reggae, soft rock, and alternative tunes (10:00PM).

On Monday, Foresight32 Gallery opens a design exhibition in celebration of Women’s Day, titled {3X1}. The exhibit features NARA1 by Nawal Abdulla, Three by Suad Issawi, and I AM MOSAIC by Tagreed Khasawneh, and will continue until next Sunday, March 9th. The exhibit includes renewed and renovated old pieces of furniture, a line of handmade scarves and caftans combining traditional techniques in embroidery and Arab calligraphy and modern textures, and distinctive handmade mosaic pieces.

Also on Monday, Dar Al Anda hosts an exhibit opening titled SHADOWS. Featuring black and white photographs taken between 1920 and 1960 in the Middle East, and that systematically include the shadow of the photographer, this exhibit underlines the sensitive relationship between the photographer and subject. SHADOWS stands as an ambiguous symbol of enigmatic traces, between presence and absence.

On Tuesday, Orient Gallery presents the opening of Tattoo on Water, a space for contemplations about the effect of Andalusian beauty, including painting that invoke the aesthetic heritage of Andalusia through letters and human forms, especially the female form.

Jacaranda Images opens ORIENTALISM by Mohamed Abouelnaga, an exhibit that arims to dismantle the collective and historical Orientalism, which was so often used in the traditional painting of the Orientalists. When viewing the Orientalist paintings of the nineteenth century, Abouelnaga felt he was in a surreal world blending realistic elements and an imaginary fantastic world. He re-launches the ambiguous aesthetic of Orientalism to reflect the reality of the new orient, created by the shifting centers of economic power in the world (starting on Wednesday at 11:00AM).

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