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Abbas Yousif’s multimedia works are made from calligraphy and Arabic alphabet. The Arabic letters are charged with explosive graphic symbols, which are like “spells” and aesthetically abstract. He applies different colors, printing techniques, collage, pastes, huge canvas, zinc etching on zinc, copper and silkscreen in his process.
The works in Hani Alqam’s Arab Spring series were created in response to poetic texts written by Habibah Sheikh, a nomadic performance artist originally from Lebanon, and the curator of the exhibition, Mitli Mitlak. In the text, a character named Ruba experiences the destruction of war firsthand and becomes a refugee in the process.