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The struggle to save Lutfia, an 84 year-old Palestinian refugee, is being conducted by her brother Abed Abdi, a respected Palestinian artist who resides in Haifa.  A childhood memory documented in a photo: A little boy is holding his mother’s hand; his four siblings stand alongside them. The place is a refugee camp near Damascus....
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Palestinian artists of the second half of the twentieth century, when interviewed, sometimes speak of being the first to do this or that, or that theirs was the first Palestinian one-artist exhibition, etc. The trauma of the Nakba caused an absence in knowledge. Closer study reveals that, despite this perceived chasm in the continuity of...
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 In his studio Abed Abdi, a leading Palestinian artist, is showing works of local residents. He also recalled wistfully his former neighbor, Emile Habibi. The Work space of the artist Abed Abdi and his works are strongly tied to each other, and are connected to the city of Haifa where he was born and where...
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This comprehensive retrospective exhibition of the works of Abed Abdi is the third of its kind to be held at the Umm el-Fahm Art Gallery since its establishment, following the exhibitions of the works of the late Assam Abu-Shaqra and those of Sharif Waqed. This curational activity expresses the commitment, responsibility and privilege that the...
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 Abed Abdi’s retrospective at the gallery of Umm al – Fahm shows his important contribution to the visual culture of the Palestinians in Israel. Abed Abdi’s Solo exhibition at the gallery of Umm al – Fahm is a comprehensive retrospective of the artist who for decades was well known to non – Jews in Israel,...
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Palestinian art created within Israel’s 1948 borders possesses unique characteristics deriving from its being part of the visual culture of the Palestinian minority in Israel. In this artistic-national construct, the artist, graphic designer and printmaker Abed Abdi played a leading role as a consequence of his work over the decade between 1972 and 1982 as...
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Abed Abdi has been awarded the Israeli ministry of culture and sport’s prize in art and design for the year 2008. Jury’s Statement:  “Abed Abdi is one of the outstanding, and most influential artists on the art and culture of the Arab society during more than forty years. His contribution to the creation of a...
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 In front of a packed audience,  Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav awarded Abed Abdi, along with 18 others, the ” notable of the city of Haifa” honorary title, in recognition of his many years of public contribution to the city and the country.    The prestigious ceremony wasattended by the Minister of Science and Technology MK...
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  I am unable to address Abed Abdi’s catalogue from the purely technical and professional composition aspect. The historical profundity of Abdi’s  experience places him in the category of artist-phenomenon. As a consequence of his intellectual and spiritual accumulation of experiences and the interaction between them, it would be more appropriate for me to go...
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“Wa ma nasaina” (“We have not forgotten”) exhibition is a personal journey in time, memory andhistory of Palestinians, which constituting an integral part of the life of artist Abed Abdi, who was bornin Haifa.   The exhibition contains paintings and lithographies which were published as photographic copies for 20 years, starting at the end of...
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