Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World

Etel Adnan, Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simone Fattal, Robert Grenier, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Serpentine Gallery & Koenig Books, 2016


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Praised by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of the most influential artists of the 21st century,” Paris and California-based Etel Adnan (1925-2021) 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. This publication had 3 different covers, this one is our available book.

Our copy is still in the original sealing, never opened. Hence no photos from inside, but some impressions of the exhibited works.

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ISBN: ‎9783863359690

174 pages, illustrated, 24,3 x 17,3 cm, hardcover, English