Paul De Vree
1909 - 1982
Born in Antwerp (BE), died in Antwerp (BE).
Paul De Vree was a pioneer of European concrete poetry and a visual artist. He founded literary journals such as 'De Tafel Ronde' in Belgium (1953–1982) and 'Lotta poetica' (1971–1975) in collaboration with the Italian poet Sarenco. De Vree’s work successively covers typographic compositions, audiovisual events, critique of the mass media and the poetic and political use of photographic images. With his Italian colleagues he elaborated Poesia visiva, a movement that activated both ‘the visual’ and ‘the visionary’. De Vree’s works from his later period reflect his characteristic entanglement of the political and the erotic.
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Altijd nog hetzelfde spel...
Paul De Vree, Altijd nog hetzelfde spel op de wagen, 1973. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 80 x 87 cm.
Ou - Sound Poetry. An An...
Henri Chopin, Paul De Vree, Ou - Sound Poetry. An Anthologie, 1958-1974. Audio and visual equipment.
Hysteria makes history
Paul De Vree, Hysteria makes history, 1973. Drawing, photo emulsion, canvas, 95 x 68 cm.
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Paul De Vree - Poesia Vis...
02 March 2002 - 12 May 2002.
The ‘poesia visiva’ of poet-visual artist Paul De Vree (1909-1982, Antwerp) may be situated in the tradition of, among others, Mallarmé, Apol
Meeting Points 7 – Ten Th...
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival aimed at the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab world, organis
The collection IX – Autum...
28 August 2004 - 14 November 2004.
This season, the new media are centre stage in the collection presentation. They are a focus of attention in the M HKA collection policy
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After 1967, De Vree’s poetry became increasingly engaged and critical of society. In 1971, together with the Italian poet Sarenco, he founded
The Dutch poet Frans Vanderlinde called his magazine Vers Univers (six numbers from May 1966 to September 1967) magazine for evolutionary poe
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Jef Verheyen - Works from...
In the first decade of the artist’s career, the 1950s, the concept of his black monochromes takes shape. Verheyen defines these works as Schw