EnglishDeutschالعربيةOfficial Website & Art Archives

Abed Abdi’s Public Talk at the Albertinum Museum, Dresden

Part of Voices from the interview project “Art in Networks”

Prof. Kerstin Schankweiler (TU Dresden) speaks with artists Abed Abdi (*1942) and Michael Touma (*1956) about their time as international students at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, the influence on their art, and the continuity and impact of networks beyond the time of the German Democratic Republic and national borders. Palestinian artist Abed Abdi studied in Dresden from 1964 to 1971, while Israeli-born Michael Touma studied there from 1975 to 1976 before continuing his education at the Berlin-Weißensee and Leipzig art academies.

The conversation takes place as part of the current exhibition “Revolutionary Romances? Global Art Histories in the GDR” at the Albertinum – as a “laboratory” within the “Counterpoints” project funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany at the State Art Collections Dresden.

“Art in Networks – The GDR and its Global Relations” is a digital research platform initiated by Kerstin Schankweiler at TU Dresden focusing on the international contacts of the German Democratic Republic in the arts: www.artinnetworks.webspace.tu-dresden.de. The project sheds light on the connections between artists, museums, and other cultural actors between the GDR and countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, tracing the resulting global networks through individual case studies.

Admission to the discussion is free; however, a museum ticket is required for exhibition visits.

curators: Hilke Wagner, Mathias Wagner, Tanja Schomaker, and Kerstin Schankweiler

State Art Collections Dresden Albertinum Directorate Tzschirnerplatz 2 ∙ 01067 Dresden T +49 (0)351 4914 9731 albertinum@skd.museum

Let your voice be heard! Share your thoughts and ignite the conversation. Your comments matter!

Recent Posts

On Abed Abdi’s Solo Exhibition “Between Two Worlds”
May 13, 2024By
Solo Exhibition @ Károlyi Palace in Hungary: “Between 2 Worlds”
May 5, 2024By
Abed Abdi’s Public Talk at Berlin’s House of World Cultures
March 25, 2024By
THERE IS NO THERE THERE: Exhibition at Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art
March 25, 2024By
The Foreign Brothers / Berlin Exhibition Review
March 5, 2024By
Echoes of the Brother Countries / House of World Cultures Berlin
February 10, 2024By
Abed Abdi at the Albertinum in Dresden: “I call for the recognition of Palestine as a second state.”
January 5, 2024By
Group exhibition in South Africa looks for peace through Israeli and Palestinian art
December 11, 2023By
November 26, 2023By
Group Exhibition: “On This Land” @ Alserkal Dubai
November 19, 2023By

Recent Works


Discover more from Abed Abdi

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading