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ISRAEL/SYRIA: Palestinian artist dedicates exhibition to sister living in Syrian refugee camp

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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 Read more

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HAIFA, ISRAEL (JULY 16, 2013) (REUTERS)
ARTWORK 'MY SISTER, LUTFIYAH', SHOWING PHOTOGRAPH OF ARTIST ABED ABDI'S SISTER LUTFIYAH, TO WHOM THE EXHIBITION IS DEDICATED
DETAIL OF ARTWORK WITH SACK READING...

HAIFA, ISRAEL (JULY 16, 2013) (REUTERS)
ARTWORK 'MY SISTER, LUTFIYAH', SHOWING PHOTOGRAPH OF ARTIST ABED ABDI'S SISTER LUTFIYAH, TO WHOM THE EXHIBITION IS DEDICATED
DETAIL OF ARTWORK WITH SACK READING (English): '1948'
DETAIL OF ARTWORK 'MY SISTER, LUTFIYAH'
DETAIL OF ARTWORK 'FATHER ON THE BACKGROUND OF HAIFA UPROOTING' REPRESENTING ABDI HIDING BEHIND HIS MOTHER WITH A CROWD OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEES HEADING TO HAIFA HARBOUR AS THEY FLEE THE CITY UNDER THE WATCH OF A BRITISH SOLDIER
DETAIL OF ARTWORK 'FATHER ON THE BACKGROUND OF HAIFA UPROOTING'
DETAIL OF ARTWORK 'MY SISTER, LUTFIYAH', SHOWING FABRIC REPRESENTING HER BELONGINGS

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST, ABED ABDI, SAYING:
"The exhibition is in sympathy with refugees, it is a humanitarian scream toward these refugees and one of them is my sister Lutfiyah, who was born in Haifa and has lived in the refugee camp."
VARIOUS OF PAINTING 'FATIMA ABU SHURSH, ILLEGAL STAYER' REPRESENTING A WOMAN WHO IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE AUTHORITIES
VARIOUS OF ABDI AND CURATOR AT BEIT HAGEFEN ARAB JEWISH CULTURE CENTRE, YEALA HAZUT, TALKING AT EXHIBITION

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CURATOR AT BEIT HAGEFEN ARAB JEWISH CULTURE CENTRE, YEALA HAZUT, SAYING:
"That's the thing, to get to know the personal story you know. We are talking about the big narratives and so on but in the end, it's people and everyone, like Abed, have his own story. So that's, I think this is the route for us to get to know the personal stories."
WALL COVERED WITH ARTWORKS, SOME MADE WITH FOUND OBJECTS
ARTWORK 'PALESTINIAN HOUSE: FENCES CROSSING A HOUSE'
ARTWORK 'SPLIT CARPET, HOMAGE TO DAVID ROBERTS'
DETAIL OF ARTWORK SHOWING DATE '22.4.1948' MADE WITH HESSIAN CLOTH
DETAIL OF ARTWORK ON HESSIAN CLOTH

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST, ABED ABDI, SAYING:
"I used hessian cloth for the exhibition as it reminds me of the sack that had UNRWA written on them. I remember the place, the smell of the cloth and I remember the situation when I was refugee at the refugee camps."
DETAIL OF HESSIAN CLOTH
VARIOUS OF ABDI PAINTING
PAINTS ON PALETTE

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ARTIST, ABED ABDI, SAYING:
"We know that they live in a bad situation and that they move from one place to another in Damascus, searching for a safe life until there is a global solution for the Palestinian case."
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VARIOUS OF ABDI LOOKING THROUGH PHOTO ALBUM
PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING ABDI AND LUTFIYAH AT A FAMILY REUNION IN AMMAN IN JORDAN IN 2010
VARIOUS OF ARTWORK WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF ABDI AND HIS PARENTS (WITH LUTFIYAH)
ARTWORK ENTITLED 'THE CLOCK STOPPED ON APRIL 22, 1948'

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