Adonis

Adonis

  • 11 Artists

    First Encounter with Art

    “That was the beginning of my film and photography career – my first image ended up under the Russian soldier’s boot.” Watch Jonas Mekas, Laurie Anderson, Paul Auster, Gerhard Richter and 7 other acclaimed artists on how they began their career.

  • Adonis

    I Was Born for Poetry

    The story of one of the great poets of the Arab world. How an original poem written for the Syrian president sent him to school, how he got the name Adonis, revolutionized Arabic poetry and lives in the exile of being – in continuous beginnings.

  • Adonis

    Religion Corrupted Poetry

    Most readers don’t realize that it is the Koranic, religious tradition, which shapes modern Arabic poetry. But the greatest Arab poets were non-religious according to the most commended poet of the Arab world, Adonis.

  • Adonis & Ibrahim Al-Koni

    Religion is a Moral Behavior

    Two of the greatest living Arab writers meet on stage together for the first time, Syrian Adonis and Libyan Ibrahim Al-Koni, in this video about poetry, Sufism and the changes happening in the wake of the Arab spring.