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Lightbulb, Pieke Bergmans, 2012. Glass, light, metal, 120 x 50 x 50 cm

Oil was discovered in Kuwait in 1938 at the Burgan Field. With this discovery began an influx of immigrants to participate in the national development process this fortunate discovery ushered. In 1983, an oil spill originating at the top of the Arabian Gulf from the Norwuz Oil Field, reached Kuwaiti shores. The Kuwaitis did not find this problematic, as they, affectionately, were sure the Palestinians would dip their Zaatar (dried thyme and sesame) in the oil, clearing the spill.

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