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Another highlight is a 1961 work by Palestinian artist Abed Abdi titled Refugees, a muted painting of displaced figures trekking across a grey landscape. Born in Haifa, Abdi also works in graphic design and sculpture, though he is most known for his depictions of the Palestinian occupation.
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Gideon Levy Jun. 27, 2021 12:31 AM HAARETZ NEWSPAPER On Wednesday, we’ll know whether the Knesset wants a state that is Jewish or democratic. The Knesset has no other choice but one of these two. Israel has no other real choice except one – one alone – of these two possibilities. It can’t be both,...
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Huge new show celebrates museum’s 70th anniversary and includes works of 128 Israeli and Palestinian artists. Palestinian artist Abed Abdi stands in front of his painting “Refugees Waiting for Their Return” (2018) at the Haifa Museum of Art. (Gil Mezuman) (The Media Line) When he first set out to organize a large-scale exhibition of Israeli...
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Included in the book: Abed Abdi’s Artwork “Refugees” A richly illustrated book of contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa drawn from the British Museum’s permanent collection Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa brings together an extraordinary collection of work from the British Museum for the first time. The contemporary art of...
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Abed Abdi interviewed by Selections art magazine What image(s) illustrate(s) 2020 for you so far? It is the last painting that expresses my thoughts, the one I made here in the peaceful Hungarian village of Csókakő, the second home we lived in to help preventing the spread of the disease. I produced a graphic artwork...
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Abed Abdi was born in Palestine in 1942. At the age of six he became a refugee, wandering from one refugee camp to another between Lebanon and Syria.
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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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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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Palestinian artist pays tribute to his sister, who has lived in a Syrian refugee camp for more than 60 years, through his artwork. In his exhibition ‘Homage to Lutfiyah’, Palestinian artist Abed Abdi pays tribute to his sister who has lived in Syrian refugee camps for over 60 years. Abdi’s sister Lutfiyah has been a...
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The current exhibition aims to view Abdi’s creative work from a more personal, private point of view, combined with an inquiry of his strong desire and sensitivity to material qualities which is impressively present through his work. Abed Abdi (b. 1942, Haifa) is a Palestinian-Israeli artist educated as a graphic designer in the former DDR,1...
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