A retrospective exhibition of well-know Arab painter Abed Abdi, “Secrets, Drawers and Identities: Homage to My Sister Lutfia, Yarmouk Refugee Camp,” will be open on Saturday evening, May 18, at the Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Cultural Center in Haifa. Abdi was lucky, he spent only three years as a refugee. Lutfia, on the other hand, has...Continue Reading
Historical crises always have a human face. Although we may have become numbed by the daily reports of violence from both sides of Syria’s two-year-long civil war, it is certain that more than 70,000 civilians have perished and more than 700,000 have fled the country putting intense pressure on neighboring countries, stretching the resources of...Continue Reading
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....Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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,...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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