The French-American Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce our support for two new exhibits at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
The Etel Adnan exhibition highlights six decades of work by the Beirut-born artist and writer, including paintings, tapestries, films and works on paper. Adnan was born in Beirut in 1925 to a Greek mother and Syrian father; grew up speaking French, Arabic, and Greek; and as an adult has lived for extended periods in Lebanon, the United States, and France. From the Guggenheim website: “While Adnan’s writings have been unflinching in their critique of war and social injustice, her visual art is an intensely personal distillation of her faith in the human spirit and the beauty of the natural world.”
Drawing from the Guggenheim’s exceptional collection, the Kandinsky exhibition features paintings, watercolors, and woodcuts, as well as a selection of his illustrated books. The works on display span the artist’s years in Russia, Germany and France. From the Guggenheim’s announcement about the exhibit: “Uprooted time and again, the artist’s stylistic evolution was intimately tied to his sense of place and his meaningful intersections with artists, musicians, poets, and other cultural producers who shared his transnational vision and experimental bent.”
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1937 and is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications.