23 August 2016–8 January 2017
Etel Adnan is among the artists in ‘Barjeel Art Foundation: Mapping the Contemporary II’. The exhibition presents artists who were either born or who have lived and worked in the Arab world.
‘Barjeel Art Foundation: Mapping the Contemporary II’ is the final exhibition of 4 displays of Barjeel Art Foundation Collection at Whitechapel Gallery. Each have explored a different theme examining ways of defining Arab art from its early modernist beginnings and geographies. This exhibition explores how a generation of multi-media artists has artistically engaged with the cities where they either live or work.
Etel Adnan, born in Beirut in 1925, contributes Champs de Petrol (2013), a two-metre tapestry work that uses brightly coloured abstract shapes in the form of a map to suggest a sequence of oilfields.
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Etel Adnan 'Champs de Petrol (Petrol Fields)' (2013)
Hand-woven wool tapestry 159 x 200 cm
© the artist Image courtesy of Sfeir-Semler Gallery
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah