The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon was the sixth in the Gallery's acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event explored the concept of the garden.
Born in Beirut in 1925, Etel Adnan is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist who divides her time between Lebanon, France and the USA. Having taught philosophy in California for fourteen years, Adnan went on to devote herself to painting and writing. A powerful voice in feminist and anti-war movements, Adnan has published several works of poetry and fiction. Among these are Sitt Marie Rose (1978), a novel set before and during the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War; Master of the Eclipse (2009), In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country (2005), and The Spring Flowers Own (1990).
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