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,...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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....Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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