Sunday, April 15, 2012
[From the French language press]:
C'est peut-être la première fois qu'un grand musée israélien consacre une exposition (jusqu'au 21 avril) à un grand artiste palestinien: Walid Abu Shakra, graveur et soufi.
By Marc Lenot, *Walid Abu Shakra, graveur et soufi* Le Monde - Paris, France; Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is perhaps the first time a major Israeli museum devotes an exhibition (until April 21) to a great Palestinian artist, Walid Abu Shakra, Engraver and Sufi.
The exhibition is held in collaboration with a Palestinian Art Gallery located in Umm el Fahm ('the mother of coal' or charcoal), hometown of Walid Abu Shakra (born 1946).
In the 1980s Walid Abu Shakra stopped drawing and painting to devote himself to Sufism.
He resumed his practice at the death of his mother, three years ago: the few recent engravings presented at the exhibition seem finer, softer, more ethereal.
Pictures: Walid Abu Shakra, "View from my Village", Drypoint, 2011 / "Night View", 1975. [Click on the title to the original article with more images and links; Click here to the exhibition at TAM Museum (English) (ed.)]