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Les œuvres d'art visuel de Abed Abdi




Au bas de la rue qui relie

Au bas de la rue qui relie

AVNER GILADI *« Dans la ville basse au Mont Carmel - la bien nommée Shari’al-jabal (rue du Mont) - se trouve une cour magique. Quiconque franchit son portail à l’impression de remonter le temps jusqu’au Haïfa du début du siècle dernier. Dans le jardinet, des citronniers, des néfliers, un cactus fleuri, et quelques sculptures éparpillées, à demi cachées, comme sorties de terre elles aussi.   Dans l’un des coins de la cour, une chambre toute simple, où le visiteur trouve ‘Abed ‘Abedi, entouré de ses créations, tirant sur sa cigarette, faisant des ronds de fumée et proposant à son invité de l’earl grey avec un brin de romarin. L’image est si naturelle, si har-monieuse, qu’on pense...

"Secrets, tiroirs et identités: Hommage à ma sœur Lutfia, le camp de réfugiés de Yarmouk"

À l'occasion du Mois de la culture arabe, une exposition solo de Abed Abdi aura lieu au Centre culturel judéo-arabe (Beit Hagefen) à Haïfa.L'exposition intitulée «Secrets, tiroirs et identités: Hommage à ma sœur Lutfia, camp de réfugiés de Yarmouk", est organisée par le Dr Ayelet Zohar, ouvrira le 17 mai 2013. Abdi exposera un nouveau travail, y compris la série de tiroirs.

We Were As Dreamers

by Gershon Knispel

Each of us summarized the completion of the monument in Sakhnin in his own way. I wrote: “With my friend and colleague Abed Abdi I erected this monument to ‘drive out the evil spirit’ and leave traces… of the acts of wrongdoing, robbery, murder and dispossession for the future generations that found it hard to believe that ‘it really happened”. And you, Abed, added: Our joint work was the realization of a vision of cooperation between the two peoples in order to prevent a repetition of the tragedy…

Since then, thirty-three years have passed and our vision of erecting a monument for the future generations that found it hard to believe that ‘it really happened’, has been shattered.

Two generations have passed since its erection…

The killing of the six young men by officer cadets aroused waves of rage and protest in this country, and accelerated the erection of the monument in 1977, on which we carved the words, “to deepen understanding between the two peoples”. The mortal damage inflicted on entire quarters of Beirut and their inhabitants in the Second Lebanon War, and the tragedy of defenseless Palestinians and their women, children and aged in the Gaza War, have not brought about change in the consciousness of the citizens of Israel.

The monument did not halt the dance of atrocity, the cycle of hostility, and it remains as a warning against the rising tide of increasing nationalism. It was unable to ‘drive out the evil spirit’ because of the all-encompassing occupation.

Thirty-three years have passed and we remain isolated but true to our way, and there is no substitute for that!

Haifa, April 2010

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