Monday, January 16, 2017

Etel Adnan at Sfeir-Semler


Directness often hides. By removing the decisions that brought it to be, clarity is edited and terseness a political strategy that is inarguable. It strips the handles of which one could control the thought. Making a sleek delivery belying its concealment. And the emptiness of Adan's paintings speak to this. Like so much said in 140 characters or less, there is a loss. Occasionally this loss is elegant, occasionally brutally fascistic.