VISUAL POETRY – CONCRETE TEXTS

13 January 2010 – 9 May 2010

13 January 2010 - 13 February 2010

VISUAL POETRYThe various forms of visual poetry – or experimental poetry as it is also known- came into existence along the fringes of traditional forms of literature, the visuals arts and music. Their role in modern art was always that of reconnecting branches of art that had taken different directions according to new points of view as well as the opening up of the possibilities hidden within already existing materials of expression. The Open Structures Art Society's (OSAS) new, international exhibition brings together original works, copies and details of works dating from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Several characteristic periods and areas meet within the bounds of the exhibition: Western type, coarse, typographical concrete poetry; visual poetry, which had been influenced by Concept Art and Structuralism; visual poetry's own characteristic Hungarian form, represented by picture poems by Hungarian writers; and contemporary Japanese visual literature from the representative collection of Austrian artist Josef Linschinger. Several historical film and contemporary phonetic works of poetry compliment the visual materials on display.