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7 November 2014

ETEL ADNAN, Writing Mountains. Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Retrospective, 15 Nov. 2014 - 08 March 2015.

ETEL ADNAN, WRITING MOUNTAINS, MUSEUM DER MODERNE SALZBURG.

‘Abstract art was the equivalent of poetic expression; I didn’t need to use words, but colors and lines. I didn’t need to belong to a language-oriented culture, but to an open form of expression.’ (Etel Adnan)

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg is the first institution in Austria to present the versatile work by Etel Adnan, born in Beirut (Lebanon) in 1925, active as writer, poet, artist, and cultural journalist. After studying philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and the University of California in Berkeley (USA), she taught philosophy from 1958 to 1972 at Dominican College in San Rafael, California. From 1972 to 1977 she went back to Beirut and worked as a cultural journalist. In 1977 she was honored with the France Pays Arabes Prize for her novel Sitt Marie-Rose. Etel Adnan has lived in Sausalito, California, and in Paris since 1977.

Parallel to her activity as a writer, Etel Adnan began devoting herself to painting and drawing already in 1959. Her artistic spectrum is expanded by artist’s books in the form of Leporellos, tapestries, room dividers, and Super 8mm films. In the exhibition at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg Adnan’s paintings will be set in relation to her lyrics, and also her enthusiasm for music, which is reflected mainly in the Leporellos.

The artist is particularly fascinated by mountains, and they offer her a continuous source of inspiration for her small-format paintings and drawings: the Jabal Sannin east of Beirut, Mount Tamalpais north of San Francisco, or most recently, the hills of San Gimigniano. At the same time, in Adnan’s work an intense confrontation with Paul Cézanne and Paul Klee is clearly recognizable. In her sounding out of richly contrasting color variations and the borders of abstraction, Adnan’s paintings look like soulscapes in which her poetic language finds visual correspondence. Throughout her entire life, the artist has criticized the world shaped by violence and confrontation and has reacted directly to the happenings within it - but also within her direct surroundings. Her works transgress linguistic, cultural, and geographical borders. They present facets of her identity which Etel Adnan considers a constantly changing process.

30 August 2019

VLADIMIR VELICKOVIC PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 28, 2019.

10 August 2019

KAMAL BOULLATA (Jerusalem, 1942 - Berlin, 2019) buried in his homeland JERUSALEM.

28 January 2019

DIA AL-AZZAWI, Bilâd al-Sawâd (Black Land) - LE MONDE, 28.01.2019

22 October 2018

A PASSION TO SHARE. The CLAUDE & FRANCE LEMAND DONATION of 1300 artworks to the Institut du monde arabe MUSEUM, Paris.

29 August 2018

NUIT BLANCHE 2018 - YOUSSEF ABDELKE - A DONATION TO FIGHT DEATH IN SYRIA. - Institut du monde arabe, Museum. - 6 OCTOBER 2018.

25 May 2018

ETEL ADNAN - Exhibition from June 15, to October 7, 2018. - ZENTRUM PAUL KLEE, Bern, Switzeland.

16 May 2018

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR, THE SONG OF THE EARTH. Retrospective-Tribute. Exhibition from June 9, to September 9, 2018.

1 March 2018

AZZAWI, SABRA AND SHATILA. Exhibition from April 11 to September 16. 2018. - Musée. Institut du Monde arabe, Paris.

4 February 2018

PICASSO, GUERNICA. - Musée national Picasso-Paris.

22 January 2018

PORTRAIT OF THE-NON-EXISTENT-BIRD. Maison des Arts, ANTONY.

14 January 2018

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR PASSED AWAY ON 31 DECEMBER 2017.

12 June 2017

TONDO INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - City of Issoudun Museum - France.

7 August 2016

DIA AL-AZZAWI TO LAUNCH RETROSPECTIVE IN DOHA.

24 February 2016

SEGUÍ, PAINTING IN MIRRORS. Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch, ISSOUDUN. From 27 February to 22 May 2016.

30 September 2015

MAHJOUB BEN BELLA, WORKS ON PAPER. La Piscine Museum, Roubaix, France. 24 OCTOBER 2015 - 31 JANUARY 2016

24 September 2015

FATIMA EL-HAJJ, THE SONG OF THE EARTH.

18 September 2015

MANABU KOCHI . Art Paris Art Fair 2015 .

18 September 2015

KEVORK MOURAD . Art Paris Art Fair 2015 - Mucem 2015 .

18 September 2015

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR . Art Dubai Modern 2015 - Booth M7 .

27 February 2015

SHAFIC ABBOUD . The Armory Show 2015 + Art Dubai Modern 2015.

25 February 2015

THE AL-AZZAWI EPIC . New York. The Armory Show 2015.

7 November 2014

ETEL ADNAN, Writing Mountains. Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Retrospective, 15 Nov. 2014 - 08 March 2015.

1 September 2014

GERD LANGE DESIGN. In the Context of Serial production. 1962-2007.

3 July 2014

ISSOUDUN - Musée de l’Hospice Saint Roch - Conversation between Claude Lemand and Tom Laurent - Art Absolument - July 2014

21 May 2014

City of ISSOUDUN - PORTRAIT OF THE NON-EXISTENT-BIRD - Exhibition from 22 May to 31 August 2014 .

8 May 2014

ETEL ADNAN AND THE ARAB MODERNITY .

19 March 2014

YOUSSEF ABDELKE - 2 EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS : GRAND PALAIS + GALERIE CLAUDE LEMAND

9 March 2014

TONDO INTERNATIONAL - ART BAHRAIN - ART PARIS ART FAIR 2014

10 January 2014

SHAFIC ABBOUD, THE PROPHET .

28 October 2013

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR. The River and the Volcano. Text by Claude Lemand.

16 October 2013

BENANTEUR, Paintings. LA GAZETTE DROUOT. Exhibitions by Lydia Harambourg.

5 March 2013

Grand Palais - Art Paris Art Fair - C21 Galerie Claude Lemand - 27 mars - 1er avril 2013. Dia Al-Azzawi, Bilad al-Sawad & other works, 1978-2011.

15 November 2012

Claude Lemand. A Passion to share.

20 May 2011

Spring in Paris, next year in Beirut.

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