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Abdul Rahman Katanani, in his early thirties, is a visual artist originating from Palestine. He was born in the Sabra during the Lebanese civil war. He spent most of his years in Sabra, a refugee camp in the western suburbs of Beirut. The camp is his biotope, his natural element. He lived there and he created his art there, making exhibitions for those who lived there like him. Known at first as an artist from the streets and a caricaturist, Katanani soon chose sculpture as his mean of expression. His achievements are marked by the use of recycled materials such as corrugated iron, barbed wire and other containers. They evoke poverty, territorial confinement, coercion and freedom. They appears as the consistent result of a “being-given” state of the world. By articulating everything together, the artist focuses on the weight of the world, the lives of refugees in Lebanon, to the status of stateless people. Katanani deals with this “weight of the world” mentionned by writer Peter Handke, the gravity of life circumstances.