CONCRETE POETRY CABINET
The Concrete Poetry is an artistic and literary movement that emerged in the international scene during the 1950s. This experimental poetry plays with the word while exploring the notion of space in which it is inscribed. It is a visual form of poetry in which meaning and interpretation are set aside in favor of immediacy and simplicity. Among the objects shown in the cabinet, there are artist’s books, volumes of poetries, silkscreen prints, postcards, posters, ephemera, and limited editions – showing the multiplicity of media with which Concrete Poetry has developed, and offering then an overview. These works have been entrusted to MAMCO from Zona Archives, Florence. The organization, led by Maurizio Nannucci and Gabriele Detterer, has collected more than 30,000 documents related to artistic and avant-garde practices regularly exhibited in bookstores and museums around the world.
A project with Gabriele Detterer
(Zona Archives, Florence)
12 April – 9 September 2017
Photo via MAMCO website