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Darat al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation


There is a Light That Will Never Go Out

James Webb
There is a Light That Will Never Go Out, Neon sculpture ,
Photograph courtesy of the artist and the Khalid Shoman Private Collection

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13 Nadim al Mallah Street Jebel al Weibdeh Amman 11183 Jordan

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James Webb at Darat al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation

The exhibition project 'Sentences on the Banks and other Activities' is conceived as an arena for research activities, a project experimenting with display formats and ideal narratives of artworks and their histories. The main room acts as a headquarters, connecting the roads and passages built between the artists’ studios and the surrounding urban mountains. Amman is a city of passage, with a significant number of exiles arriving from surrounding countries plagued by war or endemic conflicts. A constellation of relevant notions is contained in the artworks such as fear, desire, belief, displacement, and social ecology. The project deals with establishing links between 'bordures' (not borders) as well as looking at fixed passages and limits between spaces, disciplines, and conventions.

Originally exhibited as part of 'Sentences on the Banks and Other Activities', curated by Abdellah Karroum, James Webb’s latest neon sculpture has become a permanent fixture in Amman. The work adorns the façade of the new home for the Khalid Shoman Private Collection and can be seen, at night, from many points in the city. The Arabic text translates as There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out.

13 November 2010 - 28 February 2011