Exhibition 03.24.2015 - 05.10.2015


A. L'œuvre graphique d'Adonis
curator: donatien grau - scenography: claudio dell'olio

A. l'œuvre graphique d'Adonis - exhibition view ph. andrea aversa

Born in Syria in 1930, the poet Adonis is a leading figure in contemporary poetry. Since the end of the 1990s he has been bringing collages, calligraphy, objects. This practice, largely unknown, has intensified over the years. It has become more elaborate, more accomplished. The exhibition, conceived in dialogue with Donatien Grau, presents to the public eighty illustrations retracing nearly twenty years of creation, notably from his most recent production. A long conversation between Adonis and Azzedine Alaïa and the artist Adel Abdessemed exposes the universe of forms that inhabit the poet; critical essays put this work into perspective, making it possible to grasp its importance for poetry and for our time as a whole.

  • untitled, 2012 by Adonis - azzedine alaïa gallery

  • untitled, 2013 by Adonis - azzedine alaïa gallery

  • untitled, 2014 by Adonis - azzedine alaïa gallery

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