Born in Brussels (BE), lives in Madrid (ES).
Alain Arias-Misson (1936, Belgium, lives in Madrid) is influenced by the happenings of the early 1960s when he returns to Brussels from the US in 1968. He is seen as the inventor of the public poem, an extension of visual poetry but distinct from the happening in that it is performed outside of any artistic or aesthetic context: in the streets or on the beach. Arias-Misson’s public poems are both subversive and liberating, both provocative and playful.
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The G D Public Poem, Brus...
Alain Arias-Misson, The G D Public Poem, Brussels, 1968, 1968-2011. Mixed Media, 2 x ( 32 x 110 cm ).
The Congress of the Birds
Alain Arias-Misson, The Congress of the Birds, 1979. Sculpture, wood, plexi, letraset, 43.5 x 43.5 x 7 cm.
The Detective Who Didn't ...
Alain Arias-Misson, The Detective Who Didn't Have a Clue, 2017. Artist Novel, ink, paper, 19.8 x 12.8 cm, 165 p., language : English, publisher : Black Scat Books, San Francisco, CA, ISBN : 9780997777192.
Poemx, the Baptismal Publ...
Alain Arias-Misson, Poemx, the Baptismal Public Poem, Knokke, 1970, 1970-2011. Mixed Media, 2 x ( 32 x 110 cm ).
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The collection XXVIII – I...
17 June 2011 - 18 September 2011.
In the summer of 2011, the M HKA invited British artist Emily Wardill (°1977, Rugby) to make a selection of works from the collection, and to
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF...
11 September 2021 - 09 January 2022.
As part of an ongoing reflection on the origins and identity of the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), a series of exhibitions bring
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The Artist's Novel
The Book Lovers is a research project on the phenomenon of the artist's novel curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. The central quest