PETER DOWNSBROUGH in 'Skulpturale Poesie'

Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
26 Mar - 14 Aug 2022
Among the fruitful relationships between art and literature, the dialogue between poetry and sculpture plays a special role in contemporary art. With an international selection, the group exhibition is dedicated to the multi-faceted forms of sculptural poetry since the 1960s. Objects are inscribed with texts, or the letters themselves appear as three-dimensional works of art, form spaces and are the subject of actions and performances.

Some fifty works on display invite reflection: What can a text be beyond lines printed on paper? What sensual impressions can reading convey beyond linguistic content? What role do unconventional materials and techniques of writing play for literature?

Complementing the selected works, numerous monographs, anthologies, and magazines on visual and concrete poetry document the diversity of this extremely interesting current in terms of art history.

At the same time, the German Museum of Books and Writing at the German National Library in Leipzig is showing an exhibition on the topic in cooperation with the Centre for Artists’ Publications.