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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


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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

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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.


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.


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.
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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.
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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
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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.