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Celebrating the 20th anniversary and the 80th birthday

This year is a special year for us at this website: First, we celebrate Abed Abdi’s 80th birthday! We wish him a very happy birthday and continuous creativity, even if the latter means more work for us at the website 🙂 . Secondly, we also celebrate the 20th anniversary for the existence of the domain...
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The Painting that will Never Leave Haifa

مراسل حيفا نت | Haifa Net Reporter | 26/11/2021, All photo’s courtesy Haifa Museum of Art The painting that will Never Leave Haifa Last night, the Haifa Museum of Art celebrated an important addition to its art collection: an artwork by Haifa born artist Abed Abdi. A group of Palestinian and Jewish donors recently acquired...
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Barjeel Art Foundation adds more than 30 artworks to its collection

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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Opinion | Israel’s Moment of Truth Is Approaching – Will It Choose to Be Jewish or Democratic?

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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After Israel’s Jewish-Arab Unrest, Haifa Museum Opens ‘Exhibition of Healing’

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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Book: British Museum / Reflections, Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

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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Selections / The Diary of An Artist in Interesting Times

Abed Abdi interviewed by Selections art magazine Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Diary of an Artist in Confinement Interesting Times’, Selections invited artists to share their thoughts on work, art and life in general since the beginning of the year. We guided them with the following questions: What image(s) illustrate(s) 2020 for you...
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Sotheby’s / Palestinian Art in the Aftermath of War

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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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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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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