Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Etel Adnan;Simone Fattal;Robert Grenier;Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
- Publish Date: 2016-09-27
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 Adnanâs work, The Weight of the World includes paintings, drawings, poetry, film, ceramics and tapestries. The catalogueâs 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 Adnanâs 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 Adnanâs practice.