6-14 October 2017

A Chair Tale

The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

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About the Exhibition

The ‘A Chair Tale’ exhibition uses a common household item – the chair – as a lens from which to tell a story about identity and material culture. The exhibition features myriad chairs of diverse upholstery, shapes and styles, each with their own story to tell. Every home has a distinguished chair, the one reserved for the head of the clan, like a father or grandfather chair. Those chairs become associated with valuable memories and unique tales that are passed from generation to generation. In this exhibition, the chairs represent these shared experiences and stories. Opening 9 October, 5:30 pm.

About Loubna Bdeir

Loubna Bdeir was born and raised in Amman, and has a computer science degree from Yarmouk University with dreams of making a difference. Loubna then joined the non-profit organization Injaz, helping others reach their professional goals. She then became editor-in-chief at an Arabic lifestyle magazine Anty, and she is the one behind developing the concept behind ‘A Chair Tale’ exhibition, which is a one of a kind display.


About the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

In 1980, the Royal Society of Fine Arts founded the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. The Gallery has the largest collection of artworks by contemporary artists from the developing world and is considered a major art museum in the Middle East, with a mixed-media collection of over 2,800 works by over 1,000 artists, primarily from Asia and Africa. The Gallery hosts activities in cooperation with major international museums, cultural foundations and ministries in order to promote cultural dialogue and artistic exchange. It also organizes poetry readings, seminars, workshops, concerts, book launchings, lectures and film screenings.

Jabal Al Lweibdeh

6 Husni Fareez Street, Al Muntazah Circle, Jabal Al Lweibdeh