Khaled Hourani's The Blue Figure. Darat Al Funun

Self-Rediscovery via Khaled Hourani’s Exhibition at Darat al Funun

Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing

Rediscovering passion is rediscovering the self. Khaled Hourani’s A Retrospective exhibition nestled in the beautiful villa and garden that is Darat al Funun helped me rediscover that mind-captivating exhilaration and wonder at the beauty that surrounds us — the mind that thinks the art, the artist courageous enough to make the art, the Creator’s art: the bee pulled by the magnet of rosemary bushes and lavender, the sun as it warms the cold stone of the Roman columns standing tall in the backyard.

In this space of art and beauty one finds acceptance, universality; we are all one and the same, stripped of all the backgrounds that tell of differences.
That is the essence of Khaled Hourani’s newest work, The Blue Figure. By removing the refugee, resembled in the UNHCR logo as a blue figure, from its context, Hourani challenges our conception of a refugee. Seen in different settings: on a balcony, in the lap of a parent and in a tent, the figure’a individuality and humanness is returned. Each becomes one, all a part of the whole.
khaled hourani the blue figure

Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri


Photo credit: Dima Masri

Watch a report and interview on Al Ghad about the exhibition.

Writers’ Cell 10 Confessions Challenge

Poetry, Uncategorized, Writers' Cell Confessions Challenge, Writing

Day 1

What is a beginning? ما هي البداية

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Day 2

Fear writers cell dima masri

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Day 3

What is love?  ما هو الحب

ديمة المصري love writers cell الحب

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Day 4

expression writerscell dima masri

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dima masri writers cell challenge day 4 expression

Day 5

writers cell challenge day 6 dima masri

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rejection dima masri writerscell challenge day 5

Day 6

WritersCell loneliness challenge dima masri

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dima masri writers cell challenge loneliness

Day 7

Writerscell confessions day 7 dima masri

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Day 8

Writers Cell Confessions Day 8 Dima Masri

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WritersCell Confessions day 8 dima masri

Day 9



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Writers Cell Confessions Day 9 Dima Masri



Day 10

Writers' Cell Day 10 Challenge

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