Etel Adnan is a visual artist, poet, and essayist living and working in Paris, France. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, her writing integrates perspectives on subjects such as the nature of creative work, the landscape of Northern California, and the politics of exile and social injustice. Adnan became a painter in her 40s as an act of resistance, and much of her visual work focuses on the landscape of Mount Tamalpais as seen from the home in Sausalito she shared with her partner, Simone Fattal. Adnan’s writing has been published by The Post-Apollo Press (founded by Fattal), Nightboat Books, and Interlink Books, among other presses. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and Qatar’s Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art have held retrospectives of her visual work.
Much, Much Love: On Etel Adnan and Lynn Marie Kirby’s “Oracular Transmissions”
Sophia Stewart considers the epistolary collaboration of Etel Adnan and Lynn Marie Kirby....