Public Talk: Etel Adnan and Robert Grenier

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

1 Jun 2016 - 6:45 PM

Public Talk: Etel Adnan and Robert Grenier

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A reading by Robert Grenier and conversation with Etel Adnan in The Magazine at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, inaugurating Adnan’s exhibition during its opening view.

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Born in Minneapolis in 1941, a graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Robert Grenier has taught literature and writing at UC Berkeley, Tufts, Franconia College, and New College of California. He has twice received poetry writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2013 he received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His published books include Series, Oakland, A Day At The Beach and Phantom Anthems. Since 1989, his colour drawing poem project r h y m m s has yielded 12 from r h y m m s (Pavement Saw Press, 1996), owl/on/bou/gh (Post-Apollo Press, 1997) and 16 from r h y m m s (Marfa Book Co./Impossible Objects, 2014). A retrospective of Grenier’s work, Language Objects: Letters in Space, 1970-2013, took place at Southfirst Gallery, New York, in 2013.

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Etel Adnan: The Weight of the World

2 Jun 2016 to 11 Sep 2016

Serpentine Galleries presented the works of painter, essayist and poet Etel Adnan, who was born in 1925 in Beirut, Lebanon. In her first solo exhibition in a UK public institution, the Serpentine showed work from across her career and including paintings, drawings, poetry, film and tapestry.

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Watch Robert Grenier and Etel Adnan at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, 1 June 2016

Monday, 11th July 2016

Robert Grenier

Robert Grenier
1 June 2016, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Robert Grenier and Etel Adnan

From left: Robert Grener, Etel Adnan
1 June 2016, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Robert Grenier’16 from r h y m m s

Robert Grenier

16 from r h y m m s

Set of prints published by Marfa Book Co./Impossible Objects, January 2014