La Donna (2019), Chalk Pastel on Paper, 22x28cm. Felisha Maria Carenage. Photo: Felisha Maria Carenage
Photo: Anika Mohr

Edited with Annaliisa Kraage and Paula König. Buy Élan here.

To make Élan, we have collected contributions from people mainly in Germany and France, but also beyond here, who deal with interculturality, intercultural exchange and communication in a wide variety of ways.

The starting point for us was the intercultural way of working of the French-Lebanese writer, poet and painter Etel Adnan. The image of the mountain, which Etel Adnan circles intensively in her texts and paintings, served as a mental reference for our collection.