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|Arab artist/cartoonist Khalil Bendib at U.C. Berkeley|
|Date||Thursday October 21|
|Time||5:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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Sultan Room, 340 Stephens Hall, U.C. Berkeley
|Organizer/Author||CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES|
EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION
Thursday, October 21
l'Art de Vivre by Khalil Bendib
5:00PM Reception/Exhibit Opening
Sultan Room, 340 Stephens Hall
Featuring Music by The Dunes
Perhaps the most visible Arab fine artist working in America today, as well as a widely circulated editorial cartoonist, Khalil Bendib draws upon both the rich tradition of Maghrebi art that precedes his work and his particular experience of Algeria's struggle for national liberation. He is the creator of several important public monuments, including the "Alex Odeh Memorial Statue," an over-life size bronze located at the Orange County's seat of government in Santa Ana honoring the Palestinian-American regional director of Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee who was assassinated in his Santa Ana office in 1985. A more recent work is "Deir Yassin Remembered," a memorial sculpture that commemorates the massacre of the Palestinian village of that name in 1948. It was dedicated September 24, 2003 at the Hobart and William Smith colleges in Geneva, New York, on the edge of Seneca Lake. He was also recently commissioned by the Arab Cultural Center and the City of San Francisco to design a public mural in Downtown San Francisco, in collaboration with two other artists, and was artist-in-residence at the Legion of Honor Museum of Art in San Francisco from August to November 2002.
The opening exhibit will include music by the The Dunes, a Bay Area-based band that plays a variety of North African Rai, Chaabi, and Berber music combined with Western styles.
[The above info is from the page at
http://ias.berkeley.edu/cmes/lecture_files/index_lecture.html. Further info about the artist can be found at the URLs below.]
http://www.studiobendib.com/ His sculpture, etc.
http://www.bendib.com/ His political cartoons
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