Gallerie delle Prigioni
Dec 13 2018 - Apr 7 2019, Treviso
The exhibition focuses on visual poetry and is linked to the Imago Mundi collection Visual Poetry in Europe, that consists of 210 artworks. This unique collection is the first to be structured not only along a geographical mapping of art but also thematically, focusing on the historical movement visual poetry: a hybrid of art and communication. As a revolutionary art form that began in the 1950s as part of the European Neo-avant-garde movement, visual poetry overcame its oral dimension to acquire also a visual aspect. A word is transformed into an art object, and consequently, poetry is to be both read and viewed. By appropriating the expressive means of advertising and communication, the work of visual poets is critical to mass culture in how it showcases major social and political issues.