ParisEtel Adnan: Satellites and Planètes
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An extension of the Le Poids du Monde series, Planètes consists of vertical paintings all with the same format, where a circle of colour symbolising a celestial body is suspended over an element representing an object of our daily lives.
In the Satellites series, the stars are liberated and multiply in small horizontal or vertical works that share the same pale pink background, a souvenir, says the artist, of the light in the Middle Eastern desert.
A wall of pastel drawings on coloured paper produced by the artist last summer in Brittany completes the exhibition.
Etel Adnan has just been awarded the prestigious Griffin poetry prize for her work entitled Time, published in the US by Night Boat Books.
A number of museum exhibitions of Etel Adnan’s work are in preparation, notably in Istanbul, Amsterdam and Sevilla.
Etel Adnan was born in Beirut in 1925. After spending a large part of her life in California, she now lives in Paris. Her work has acquired an international reputation since it was presented at the Documenta in Kassel in 2012. In recent years, many exhibitions of her work have been organised in the leading museums of Europe and the United States.
Latest publication: Etel Adnan, Un printemps inattendu, a compendium of interviews given in French by Etel Adnan between 1983 and 2018.
© Etel Adnan / Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.