On the occasion of the Month of Arab Culture, a solo exhibition of Abed Abdi is being held at the Arab- Jewish Cultural Center (Beit Hagefen) in Haifa.
The exhibition is entitled "Homage to Lutfia, my sister in Yarmouk refugee camp".
Curator: Dr. Ayelet Zohar
Opening: Saturday May 18th 19:00. Closing Saturday August 31th
Art Gallery Beit HaGefen, 2 hagefen street Haifa
Opening Hours: Sunday -Thursday 10:00-15:30 Friday- Saturday 10:00-14:00
Abed Abdi (b. 1942, Haifa) is a Palestinian-Israeli artist educated as a graphic designer in Dresden in the 1960s. Upon returning to Haifa, Abdi was employed as the graphic designer for Al-Itihad publication up to 1982. Abdi's iconography marks a long contribution to the Palestinian struggle for recognition, the voicing of Palestinian identity, history and suffering, as a central theme of his creative work.
Paintings and Two-Dimensional Works
The current exhibition views Abdi's creative work from a personal point of view, inquiring into his sensitivity to material qualities, the diverse usage of fabrics, building materials, personal and historical accessories which are present throughout his work along his artistic career.
In the current exhibition we have chosen to concentrate on three important bodies of work: works that portray fabrics, folds and tent wings; personal and political portraits; and drawers that carry personal as well as cultural secrets.
more on the exhibition by the curator Dr. Ayelet Zohar: Folds and Tents, Portraits and Drawers
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Mr. Mohamad Issa, Beit HaGefen chairman of the board
Mr. Asaf Ron, Beit HaGefen general director
Ms. Yeala Hazut, director of the Beit HaGefen art gallery
Dr. Ayelet Zohar
Curator of the exhibition "Homage to Lutfiyah: My Sister in Al Yarmouk Camp"
Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Haifa University and the Technion
"Palestinian Art" or "Palestinian Artists"?
Mr. Said Abu Shakra
Founder and director of Umm el-Fahem Gallery
Art as a Catalyst of Social Empowerment
Dr. Aida Nasralla
Author, playwright, poet and artist
The Affinity to Visual Thought – Art Education in Schools
Mr. Rafaat Hattab
Artist and curator, graduate of The Midrashara School of Art, Beit Berl College
Forming a Palestinian Identity in a Zionist Academy
Dr.Husni Shhade Khateeb
Lecturer and researcher of Islamic culture and art and Palestinian art at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Palestinian Art – Not Just Ornament!
Dr. Tal Ben Zvi
Deputy President for Academic Affairs, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
"Man is Nothing But his Native Landscape" in Contemporary Palestinian Art
Ms. Manar Zuabi
Artist, curator and lecturer
Gallery talk in the exhibition "Homage to Lutfiyah: My Sister in Al Yarmouk Camp" with the artist Abed Abdi and the exhibition curator Dr. Ayelet Zohar
The conference is open to the public, advanced registration necessary
The full program: www.arabcul.com www.beit-hagefen.com