Photography, 60 x 70 cm.
Materials: photo emulsion, canvas
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK3966).
Among the visual poems in which the limited typography of the typewriter has been relinquished in favour of a highly developed graphic elaboration of the text, one finds one of De Vree’s most famous poems, Revolutie II (1972). The letters are arranged in a circle and each letter is cut in half. The inner half has been shifted slightly to the right in relation to the outer half. This displacement of the word image yields a distorted visual pattern, which, precisely through its disruptive character, summarises the essence of a revolution. Both the word and the concept (break, shift, rotation) are turned into images.
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Paul De Vree: Neonlicht [...
05 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.
My personal view on poetry is an evolutive one: experiment in progress and as far as possible different disciplines in fusion. So I put in pr
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
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
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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
POETICAL LICENSE This notion emerged from a work by Sarenco when we were pairing him and Paul De Vree with Costis, during a reflection on
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public