James Webb

I do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand worlds (The Two Insomnias), 2017
Ink, paper, glass. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī’s poem “The Two Insomnias” transcribed with ink on soluble paper, dissolved, and presented in 2 glass vials. Courtesy of the Lina Kinning Collection.

The Two Insomnias takes its title from 13th century poet Rumi. The work reframes and repurposes the poem, and seeks to untangle the relationships between nationalism, the individual, and the headiness of belonging.

(* 1975 South Africa. Lives in Cape Town.)

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Photo tour: Main Building

Truth is black, write over it with a mirage’s light. 23 October 2018 - 24 January 2019, Amman. Closing exhibition of the three phased art events to celebrate 30 years of Darat al Funun.

Recommendations for cultural travellers: Contemporary art, art history, architecture, design, cultural heritage

Web guide, including informative photo tours with interactive maps and special presentations of venues, sites, events

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