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Concrete Poetry - An exhibition in four parts: Ray Johnson - Nineteen Collages / Michael Morris - Twenty-four Letter Drawings / A selection of recent concrete poems by International Poets / An Intermedial Presentation

Scope & Content

File consists of six folders containing exhibition catalogue, invitations, correspondence, press release, catalogue lists, newspaper articles, slides and negatives, including a catalogue and several pieces of correspondence from Dick Higgins and the Something Else Press. The four-part exhibition included nineteen collages by Ray Johnson and twenty-four letter drawings by Michael Morris. The third section consisted of a selection of recent examples of work by some of the best-known members of the international movement of concrete poetry including Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dick Higgins, Allen Kaprow, Hansjorg Mayer, and Emmett Williams, Kitasono Katue and others. This section will also included works by such Vancouver artists as bill bissett, Gary Lee-Nova, Ed Varney, and Stephen Scobie. The fourth part of the exhibition involved an intermedial presentation of slides and sound poems presented in a darkened area. The slides depicted the history of the development of concrete poetry since its earliest days. There were also examples of hieroglyphs, Oriental calligraphies, and excerpts from the Book of Celts, as well as slide examples of contemporary music notation and other representations which related to concrete poetry. The exhibition was shown at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery March 28 to April 19, 1969.

Physical Description

Physical Extent
8.5 cm of textual records and graphic material
Material Type
Textual record, Graphic material

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