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Artists whose legacy might be at risk of being forgotten are thus brought back to the public eye.Hamed Abdalla was born in Cairo in 1917 .A teacher, writer and passionate student of art history as well as an artist, Abdalla's avant-garde experimentalism earned him recognition within his lifetime. Close to 30 years after his death, in 1985, the artist's son Samir Abdalla, Agial Gallery's Salah Barakat, arts writer Roula El Zein and Palestinian artist Nasser Soumi, among others, are working to ensure his legacy lives on. Completed between 1941 and 1958, the earliest works on show betray the artist's interest in the everyday life of the Egyptian people.The single word forms a shape resembling three kneeling figures."Homage to Hamed Abdalla" provides a rare opportunity for the public to revisit or discover the work of this groundbreaking artist, whose experimental and varied output has influenced countless artists, both modern and contemporary.
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