Book: "Arab Art Histories" based on Khalid Shoman Collection in Amman

Updated: Dec 11, 2018

Begun in the early 1980s, the Khalid Shoman Collection in Amman is one of the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to contemporary art of the Arab world. This extensive and richly illustrated book gathers the voices of artists, architects, critics and scholars to reflect on the collection and its role in narrating a regional art history. Its presentation of diverse works by over 140 artists traces the shifts and transformations in Arabic artistic practices over the last 40 years, while contributions by Anneka Lenssen, Faisal Darraj, Hassan Khan, Sarah Rogers and Saleem Al-Bahloly, among others, offer essays and insights exploring a range of art historical concerns and personal reflections.