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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Vers Univers 6
Frans Vanderlinde, Paul De Vree, Pierre Garnier, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Vers Univers 6, 1967. Periodical, ink, paper, 27.5 x 22 cm.
De paddestoelen der grams...
Paul De Vree, De paddestoelen der gramschap, 1973. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 83 x 68 cm.
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Museum of Parallel Narrat...
14 May 2011 - 02 October 2011.
Museum of Parallel Narratives presents a selection of works from the Arteast Collection 2000+ of the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, the first
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
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
Urgent Conversations: Ant...
16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
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Het Geëngageerde [The Eng...
To some extent, this is code for ‘politically or socially engaged art’. But only to some extent. Activism in art may also imply physical acti
From 1976 onwards, De Vree developed his ‘smoking technique’, so-called ‘smoke designs’, enabling him to draw figures in the black soot resid
Ian Hamilton Finlay's Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (POTH; 1962-1968) is one of the most important visual poetry magazines internationally. POTH not
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public