Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People

Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
Library Shelf Location 18.ANAN
Publication Date 2018

Nabil Anani is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. A painter, ceramicist and sculptor, he has built an impressive catalogue of outstanding, innovative and unique art over the past five decades, pioneering the use of local media such as leather, henna, natural dyes, papier-mâché, wood, beads and copper.

Considered by many as a key founder of the contemporary Palestinian art movement, Anani’s development as an artist has run in parallel with major events in recent Palestinian history. His work reflects the lived Palestinian experience, exhibiting distinctive responses to issues of exile, dislocation, conflict, memory and loss. Anani’s artistic vision restores and celebrates a denied and often-forgotten reality, his work re-igniting memory.

With contributions from leading Middle Eastern art historians, Rana Anani, Lara Khaldi, Bashir Makhoul, Nada Shabout, Housni Alkhateeb Shehadeh and Tina Sherwell.

Nabil Anani held his first exhibition in Jerusalem in 1972 and has since exhibited widely in solo and group shows around the world. He was awarded the first Palestinian National Prize for Visual Art in 1997 and became the head of the League of Palestinian Artists in 1998.

ISBN 9780863561481
Quantity 1
Pages 172pp
Editors Sulieman Mleahat, Martin Mulloy
Format Paperback
Publisher Saqi Books, London
Related Artist Nabil Anani
Category Painting
Keywords Landscapes (representations), Figurative Art
Related Country/Global Region Palestine
Artist's Nationality Palestinian

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