Across different disciplines and geographies, there is growing experimentation in the use and application of materials, whether it is basalt, resin, or stone. Architects, sculptors, and designers work with material from the earth to show the extent that these materials can reach in furniture and interior finishing.
For the Hangar Exhibition 2019, Bethlehem-based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas are presenting a stone column made out of architectural ruins with an approach that seeks to integrate salvaged building components in contemporary architecture.
In the 1980s, a new monumentality was being constructed through the signifiers of the "belated" modernity of Amman. This monumentality emphasized a specific national identity using a postmodern language.
This year’s Hangar Exhibition, curated by Noura Al Sayeh-Holtrop, sees common themes in regard to experimentation with materials, and architect Sahel Alhiyari’s piece at the entrance of the exhibition is a prime example of this.
For the duration of the exhibition, the Hangar’s outdoor plaza will be home to Minor Paradises, a series of waterless public gardens, designed by Civil Architecture x studiolibani.
Jude Abu El Ghanam selected to showcase work from the “Emerging Curators Program” for Amman Design Week 2019
Jude Abu El Ghanam’s research project was selected to be exhibited as part of the Hangar Exhibition at the 2019 edition of Amman Design Week.