Concrete Poetry

Concrete Poetry

March 28 – July 30, 2017

Getty Research Institute

Concrete Poetry Exhibitions are rare so it was exceptional to be able to see a nice collection of concrete poetry related art, books and installations at the Getty Museum. I personally love seeing the Augusto de Campo pieces as he has been a major influence in my own work throughout the years. The scheduled “discussion” was informative but was a little “grey” in that the speakers were mostly talking about the past (feuds and definitions) and slightly patriarchal, where are all the women concrete poets? The evening could have infused more women and younger people into the conversation and discussed where concrete poetry is headed now… as I see it is a viable and stimulating practice.

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/concrete_poetry/

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Wind

Wind, Eugen Gomringer

1953

Lygia Fingers

Lygia Fingers, Augusto de Campos

1953, letterpress print

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