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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Een kleine reus viel in d...
Paul De Vree, Een kleine reus viel in de beek verloren, 1965. Print, ink, paper, 90 x 450 mm.
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NEONLICHT #1 - Henri Chop...
30 March 2012 - 27 April 2011.
NEONLICHT [NEON LIGHT] is a series of presentations, where each month a crucial actor from the world of concrete, sonore and visual poetry is
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
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From 1976 onwards, De Vree developed his ‘smoking technique’, so-called ‘smoke designs’, enabling him to draw figures in the black soot resid
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
Permanent Collection / F...
FROM FILLIOU TO BIJL: ART AS LIFE In the space adjacent to the lavatories, we present a number of artists from the collection who play wi