Bolsa Etel Adnan / Sonora 128
The New Sun of the Aztecs is the title that inspired Adnan in the sixth edition of Sonora 128. The work nods towards Mexico’s ancient founding myth of the Five Suns –a complex story of relationships and hierarchies.
Etel Adnan must be seen through the dichotomy of her work as both painter and poet. In painting she expresses joy, while in prose and poetry, her somber side and political consciousness manifest themselves. For Adnan, tragic and disturbing themes have no place in her visual work, which is fuelled by a universally understandable positivity.