Emerging to the Light
Author: 
Publisher: 
Institute for Palestine Studies
Publication Year: 
2019
Language: 
Arabic
Number of Pages: 
187
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Abstract: 

Nabil Anani was born in the Palestinian countryside in the forties of the last century, when Palestine was facing a crucial crossroad. Despite the harsh social and political circumstances his family had to endure - in an impoverished environment plagued with political turmoil in which art never constituted a priority nor a logical future path - Nabil survived both, the Nakba and the 1967 defeat and established with his colleagues the Association of Palestinian Visual Artists in the seventies, which had a huge impact on shaping the current Palestinian Visual Arts movement. For Anani, art was a struggle and a challenge aimed at asserting the Palestinian identity. During the first Intifada, Anani and some of his colleagues broke new grounds in experimentation and in creativity, which inspired many generations of young Palestinian artists. Aanani’s memoirs stand as a witness to many transformations that affected the Palestinian society during the past decades, by narrating history through several personal anecdotes filled with humor.

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