From Rock Art to Urban Graffiti
Top: Rare rock art, cattle period 5000 to about 7000 years old, 115 x 134 cm, Wadi Takabort Kabort
Bottom: Salem Tamimi, Surface, 2003, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Top: Mosques, extended 2006, Hamada near Wadi Tiksatin
Middle: Urban graffito in the Medina of Tripolis
Bottom: Salem Tamini, Surface, 1997, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Under this heading we’re putting Sahara Rock Art into a greater artistic context.
We present Libyan artists and writers whose works refer to Rock Art in a broader sense:

> Rare Fruits – Set Tables. The painter Ali Ezouik
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> Recollections of Paradise Gardens. The painter Salem Tamimi
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> Space and Color. The work of painter Ali Abani
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> The Boundaries of Libyan Culture. The writer Redwan Abushweisha
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The Valley Blooms in September – Short Story byRedwan Abushweisha >

> What Women See but Are not Meant to Hear – Khadija Elferjani: Signs and Languages
In her artistic activity Khadija Elferjani takes up, in an unusual and surprising way, elements of her culture, matters of today’s Libyan women as well as African motifs and combines them to a colorfully shining and symbolically much varied work.
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> Rock Art as an Example and Motif – The Architect and Artist Abdulmagid Abdulrhman.
Abdulmagid Abdulrahm was born in Libya and came for postgraduate studies to Halle/Germany in 2004. On the side he concerns himself with rock pictures and cave paintings in Libya and is active as an artist. He makes every effort to support his country’s history and culture.
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> A Life for the Cinema in Libya – Awad Elkish in the Service of Imparting Culture.
Awad Elkish has been living on and off for longer periods in Europe and registered for direction, film script, camera work, lighting and editing at the Austrian Film Academy. After returning to Libya he has worked with the Libya Cinema Organisation and taught at the al-Fateh University. In this way he wanted to contribute to the development of Libyan film making. Presently he is active as an intermediary of culture.

> Philosophy of the Desert. The writer Ibrahim al-Koni

> Stone arrangements in the desert. Mosques, road signs, camp sites
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> The language of signs at different times. A comparison of prehistoric, Roman, and contemporary settings of signs

1. The language of signs at different times
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2. Modern graffiti from the Medina at Tripolis
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