Pera Museum, in Istanbul, honours Beirut-born artist, writer, playwright, filmmaker, poet Etel Adnan with “Etel Adnan: Impossible Homecoming”, an exhibition which brings together 60 years of work by artist. The show is on view until 8 August, 2021.
Curated by Professor and UNESCO-Chair Serhan Ada and Lebanese-American artist Simone Fattal, Impossible Homecoming examines Adnan’s central themes of migration, exiles, wars and multiculturalism through her paintings and drawings which feature imaginary planets, signs, landscapes and vibrant colours open for interpretations.
The retrospective exhibition includes oil paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, carpets, leporellos, and a film by the multifaceted artist, as well as recorded interviews the artist gave at different points in her life. Adnan is 96 year old and has been exhibited worldwide including at MASS MoCA and dOCUMENTA (13).