Events

header_events reading-nov5-2015-2      reading-nov5-2015-1     Etel Adnan reading in Cologne November 5, 2015
Adnan Whitney Biennial Etel Adnan in the Whitney Biennial March 7 – May 25, 2014 Whitney Museum of American Art: 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Rencontre avec Etel Adnan December 4, 2013; 7 pm ETEL ADNAN, VOYAGE AU MONT TAMALPAIS RENCONTRE ANIMÉE PAR COLOMBE GAMELIN-BONCENNE LECTURE PAR ETEL ADNAN ACCOMPAGNÉE AU OUD PAR CLAUDE BARTHÉLÉMY Click here for the flier.
The White Sheets of Berlin: A Tribute to Etel Adnan HAU — Hebbel am Ufer, Stresemannstr, 29, Berlin June 5, 2013, 8 pm / HAU 1 Rabih Mroue and Rima Khcheich June 6, 2013, 7 pm / HAU 1 Corinna Harfouche Rabih Mroue and Rima Khcheich
Words and PlacesApril 17, 2013 to June 29, 2013 Words and Places: Etel Adnan Words and Places: Etel Adnan is an exhibition produced by the graduating class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with the support of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Featuring works by Etel Adnan, Chris Marker, Rabih Mroué, and the Otolith Group, with selected articles from the Al-Safa newspaper archive. Words and Places: Etel Adnan is the first large-scale institutional exhibition of work by the Lebanese writer, poet, and painter Etel Adnan, spanning six decades of her artistic practice. Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm Words and Places: Etel Adnan, Film Screening Autoportrait, by Simone Fattal Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 6:00 to 8:00pm Sans Soleil, by Chris Marker Words and Places: Etel Adnan Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 6:00 to 9:00pm Curator Walkthrough Words and Places: Etel Adnan, Book Discussion Saturday, May 25, 2013 – 2:00 to 5:00pm Sitt Marie Rose Book Club Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 6:00pm Words and Places: Etel Adnan, Film Screening and Conversation The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni, by Rania Stephan
April 1, 2013 Homage to the Poet of Libanon, Etel Adnan. Featuring Katja Riemann Music: Christopher Dell, Magnus Schriefl, Jonas Westergaard, Ernst Bier Berlin Read more here...
Homage to Etel AdnanMarch 12 -15, 2013 WHERE ARE WE GOING, WALT WHITMAN conference festival with Etel Adnan. The Rietveld Society and the Studium Generale Rietveld Academie invited Rietveld and Sandberg Instituut alumni to join for a masterclass with the acclaimed Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist, Etel Adnan. Location: Amsterdam
Homage to Etel AdnanTuesday, December 11, 2012; 7:30 pm Book Release Party: Homage to Etel AdnanCo-sponsored with The Poetry Center and Small Press Traffic, a book party with contributors to the Post-Apollo Press anthology Homage to Etel Adnan, edited by Steve Dickison, Lindsey Boldt and Samantha Giles, available now from The Post-Apollo Press.   Location: The Green Arcade Books Ideas Goods 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, California 941102
Etel AdnanMarch 30 - 31, 2012 In Stuttgart, at the State Theatre: A play based on the reading of "To Be In A Time of War," a poem which is part of Etel Adnan's book In The Heart of The Heart of Another Country (published by City Lights in the U.S.) by Corrina Harfouch. Corrina Harfouch directed her own reading with music by Johannes Gwisdek. She is a very well known actress in Germany who played notably with the Berliner Ensemble, under the direction of Heiner Müller. The play was performed again during the first week of April 2012 at the Stuttgart Kamertheatre. She expects to take the play on tour.
March 29, 2012 Book reading and celebration for Etel Adnan's new book in French: Le Cycle des Tilleuls. (The Linden Tree Cycle) Paris: Editions Al Manar. 2012. Click here to see the event poster.
October 2011 A play based on To Be In A Time of War, with texts by Heiner Müller, was produced at the Forum Freis Theater, in Düsseldorf, then presented in Berlin and Beirut.
October 11, 2011 Christie’s, London During Frieze Art Fair week, the award-winning not-for-profit Bidoun Projects held its debut fundraising benefit in London at Christie's auction house. The auction brought together works by 32 leading contemporary artists. The evening was kicked off by a conversation between the Serpentine Gallery's Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Etel Adnan. All proceeds went to Bidoun's publishing, educational, and curatorial initiatives promoting art and culture from the Middle East and its diaspora. Click here for the full program.
September 23 - 24, 2011 Dionysus in Exile: The Theatre of Theodoros Terzopoulos International Conference organised by the Dept. of Theatre Studies, Freie Universität Berlin Griechische Kulturstiftung Berlin, Germany For more than thirty years, Theodoros Terzopoulos has been producing a deeply political theatre, characterized by a persistent resistance against established norms and perceptions of body, space and meanings. In their performances, Terzopoulos and the Attis Theatre employ disconcerting tactics, seek to destabilize and create ambivalence. Terzopoulos stages the representational instability as an uprooting and aims at a theatre in wandering that deprives the objects from their trivial positions and settings and mobilizes feelings of inquietude. As the familiar is absent, significations become suspended allowing the development of multifocal and centrifugal arrangements. In this sense, Terzopoulos’ theatre is in exile. This symposium explored the wandering of Terzopoulos and his theatre in space and time, in order to describe the way in which the director and his theatre destabilizes the given and displaces forms and significations, to think about the "aesthetics of the exile" as a political act of entrenchment of the unfamiliar. Click here for the full program. Etel Adnan gave a talk on the work of Theodoros Terzopoulos.
August 24 - 28, 2011 3rd International Meeting of Ancient Drama Municipality of Sikyonion Attis Theatre The municipality of Sikyonion was organizing the 3rd International Meeting of Ancient Drama aspiring for it to be as successful as the past two meetings. "It is our belief that establishing top cultural events and institutions contributes in our community’s development in various ways. It creates the conditions for artistic expression and creates artists, scientists, intellectuals, helping at the same time the development of local artistic forces through workshops, actions etc. Through the organization of such artistic events, we come closer to our goal, to make our archeological spaces and the Ancient Theatre of Sikyon better known. We invite you all to support these unique events." —Spyros Stamatopoulos Click here for the full program. Etel Adnan had a discussion with Spyros Stamatopoulos, Mayor of Sikyonion, and the Municipality of Sikyonion honored Etel.
October 16, 2010 Etel Adnan gave a reading as part of the Serpentine Gallery's "Serpentine Maps Marathon". Maps for the 21st Century was an ambitious two-day event bringing together over 50 extraordinary artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists to showcase possible maps for the coming decade.
October 14 - 17, 2010 Semler Sfeir Gallery exhibited paintings by Etel Adnan at the Frieze Art Fair in London.