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Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World
Edited by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Simone Fattal, Robert Grenier, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.
Praised by Hans Ulrich Obrist as "one of the most influential artists of the 21st century," Paris and California-based Etel Adnan (born 1925) has quietly worked in a variety of media, and across continents and languages, exploring themes of love and war. Her work is the opposite of cynicism," writes Obrist. "It is pure oxygen in a world full of wars."
Presenting the impressive diversity of Adnan’s work, The Weight of the World includes paintings, drawings, poetry, film, ceramics and tapestries. The catalogue’s title is taken from a new series of paintings completed for the show it accompanies at the Serpentine Gallery in London. It includes an essay by critic and writer Kaelen Wilson-Goldie that places Adnan’s art within the political and social context that has inspired it; a text by poet Robert Grenier; and writings by artist and publisher Simone Fattal on Adnan’s practice.
"Le poids du monde 8" (2016) is reproduced from 'Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World.'
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/2/2016
"Images are not still. They are moving things. They come, they go, they disappear, they approach, they recede, and they are not even visual—ultimately they are pure feeling. They’re like something that calls you through a fog or a cloud." Untitled (Mt. Tamalpais 1) (c.1995–2000) is reproduced from Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World. continue to blog