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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The Street Tells the Truth
Paul De Vree, The Street Tells the Truth, 1979. Print, ink, paper, 10 x (610 x 430 mm).
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EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATI...
26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.
L'Internationale is a European joint venture between five museums and artists’ archives - Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, M HKA, Van Abbe Museum,
NEONLICHT #5 - Pierre Gar...
13 September 2012 - 01 January 2012.
NEON LIGHT, a series of presentations ahead of '25 Years of M HKA, 5 Ensembles', where each month a crucial actor from the world of concrete,
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Visuele Poëzie [Visual Po...
Paul De Vree was inspired to move from a linear-literary to a spatial-visual art form by his attempt to integrate into society and attain gre
After 1967, De Vree’s poetry became increasingly engaged and critical of society. In 1971, together with the Italian poet Sarenco, he founded
Ian Hamilton Finlay's Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (POTH; 1962-1968) is one of the most important visual poetry magazines internationally. POTH not