Olive tree

Abdul Rahman Katanani

Katanani’s work mirrors not only his own life, but also that of the lives of refugees in the camps. Committing to the structural corpus of the camps, Abdul-Rahman produces his art out of humble materials such as tin, cardboard and cloth rags. Deprived of its function, the material used becomes as moving as the subject matter. The work celebrates a relentless people and unveils their trials and tribulations.

Date: 2016
Location: Sanayeh Garden
Medium: Sculpture
Material: Olive tree trunk and barbed wire
Section: Modern
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public
Framework: Resistance and Persistence Exhibition
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Art in motion