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NEWSText: Aya Shomura


White Cube is holding an exhibition “Etel Adnan” of new paintings by Lebanese-born writer and artist Etel Adnan, till August 29th. She is widely known for her poetry and novels, and it’s her first in Hong Kong.

Her drawing, painting and writing traverses cultures and disciplines, taking inspiration from a deep engagement with literature, philosophy and the natural world. And her paintings relate strongly to early Modernism, in particular to the late French landscapes of Russian artist Nicolas de Staël, or the paintings of Paul Klee.

Adnan has said that ‘colors exist for me as entities in themselves, as metaphysical beings’ and in these new, small-scale canvases, all completed in 2014–15, she continues to explore its emotive potential in pared down, abstract compositions which take landscape as their point of departure.

Etel Adnan
Date: June 4th – August 29th, 2015
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: White Cube Hong Kong
Address: 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2592 2000

Text: Aya Shomura

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