january, 2020

23janallday11aprETEL ADNAN | The Uprising Of Colors

The uprising of colors, 2020, Exhibition Views


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Etel Adnan wished this exhibition as a splash of hope amidst the current severe political and economic crisis Lebanon is witnessing. With this in mind, the gallery has produced the show against all odds, a gesture of cultural resilience that is meant to contribute, on our modest scale, to the sustainability of the arts sector in Beirut. The title of the exhibition, The uprising of colors, therefore refers to art’s capacity to bring colors into a grim quotidian. The exhibition proposes an overview of Etel Adnan’s multidimensional practice: her small format paintings fill the space; and with simple lines and colors, her compositions flow naturally, painted in one sitting with a knife palette. The spontaneous act results in work that is never contrived, and that radiates joy. A series of leporellos bridges between her writings and her visual art work: they unfold, filled with words alternating with abstract colors and shapes.

Courtesy of Sfeir-Semler Gallery


January 23 (Thursday) - April 11 (Saturday)


Sfeir-Semler Gallery LB


Sfeir-Semler Gallery LB [email protected] Tannous Building - Quarantine - Lb-2077 7209 Beirut

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Hassan Sharif, 1981, Courtesy Hassan Sharif EstateExhibition Views. Courtesy of 1x1 Art Gallery