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Group Exhibition: “Third Identity” @ Contemporary Art Platform / Kuwait

Six emerging and established artists of Al Dakhel, meaning Palestinians of the Interior. Al Dakhel sub-groups include Muslim Arabs, Christian Arabs and Druze, all whose roots are traced to historic Palestine and who live today on / close to their land, as both Palestinians and citizens of Israel. It is the first time that Al...
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Solo Exhibition: “Memory Drawers” @ Cabri

On Saturday, November 24, a solo exhibition by Abed Abdi, one of the leading Palestinian-Israeli artists, opens at the Arab-Jewish cooperative gallery in Kabri. Abdi is known as an artist and print artist who combines Arabic-local iconography and lyrical abstraction. During the 1970s and ’80s, Abdi was a social activist and member of the Communist...
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Group Exhibition: “1948”@ Haifa City Museum

Opening: 01 December 2018Closing: 28 April 2019 The dramatic change undergone by Haifa in the 1948 war still resonates in the city’s urban space, its buildings, residents, and cultural-historic climate. This exhibition seeks to present the many aspects of that fateful year. In an attempt to avoid imposing one single narrative, we sought to search...
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Culture of Memory: The Holocaust and the Nakba Images in the Works of Lea Grundig and Abed Abdi

by Tal Ben-Zvi https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/bash18296.14 This chapter, titled Part III The Holocaust and the Nakba:The Deployment of Traumatic Signifiers, revolves around an exceptional encounter between a woman who was one of the first painters of the Holocaust events and a man who had been, for many years, one of the most important authors of Nakba iconography....
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The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History

Edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg. Foreword by Elias Khoury. Afterword by Jacqueline Rose. Columbia University Press, Pub Date: November 2018 In this groundbreaking book, leading Arab and Jewish intellectuals examine how and why the Holocaust and the Nakba are interlinked without blurring fundamental differences between them. While these two foundational tragedies are often...
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Story of a painting

In the painting “Father on the Background of Displacement from Haifa April 22nd, 1948” Abed Abdi reconstructs through his and his family’s personal experience the traumatic historical event of the Palestinian people: The Nakba. In 1948, Abdi who was born and lives in Haifa, was uprooted with his mother to Lebanon, where they spent four...
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Group Exhibition: Bad taste, the fiftieth year of the occupation / Minus 1 Gallery

curator, Efrat LivnyMinus 1 Gallery, Tel Aviv2 June – 29 July , 2017 Online exhibition catalog: Minus 1 Gallery participating artists, Abed Abdi, Farid Abu Shakra, Ron Amir [and 25 others]catalogue: Hebrew text editing, Avner ShapiraArabic translation, Yasmeen DaherEnglish translation, Ralph MandelEnglish text editing, Carol Cook. image by Gallery Minus 1, Tel Aviv image by...
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Traços de uma haifa vermelha : um estudo sobre a cultura visual da sociedade palestina/israelense através de charges e ilustrações do artista palestino Abed Abdi (1972-1982)

Figueiredo, Carolina Ferreira de Este trabalho tem por objetivo analisar a cultura visual presente em Israel e na Palestina durante as décadas de 1970 e 1980, através da singular interação entre o universo das imagens e a luta política da Palestina. O estudo parte da preocupação em compreender territórios e alcances da visualidade palestina, especialmente...
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Traces of a red haifa: a study on the visual culture of Palestinian / Israeli society through cartoons and illustrations by the Palestinian artist Abed Abdi (1972-1982)

Masters Thesis by Figueiredo, Carolina Ferreira de Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas This work aims to analyze the visual culture presented in Israel and Palestine during the 1970s and 1980s, through the unique interaction between the images spectrum and the political struggle in Palestine. The study is...
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«Wonderland» – Where does it hurt? at the European Parliament in Brussels

Tuesday, 9. July 2013, 09:56 Vernissage, Brussels, European Parliament Organization: GUE/NGL, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels Contact and registration: Anna Striethorst«Wonderland» – Wo genau tut es weh? Israelische und palästinensische KünstlerInnen kritisieren Besatzung, Unrecht und Terror und artikulieren die gemeinsame Sehnsucht nach Frieden. Vernissage am 9. Juli um 19 Uhr im Europaparlament. Gemeinsame Projekte palästinensischer und...
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