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Archive for June, 2009

Concrete Poetry Generator

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 June 2009

Concrete Poetry GeneratorThe Concrete Poetry Generator allows you to write your own concrete poem ‘inspired by the concrete poets of the mid-20th century and the adventures in typographic randomness by the Dada and Futurist movements’. Save your poems and view those made by other visitors to the site.

Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 25 June 2009

Dom Sylvester Houedard. Cover of Ikon magazine, vol. 1 no.3 January 1966The title of the current exhibition at the ICA has been borrowed from the concrete poetry magazine Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., published by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay. The exhibition looks at text-based art, with a focus on concrete poetry of the 1960s.

Exhibiting artists: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Anna Barham, Matthew Brannon, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Karl Holmqvist, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Janice Kerbel, Christopher Knowles, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark and Sue Tompkins.

UCL Library Special Collections holds a near complete run of Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. published between 1961 and 1969, as well as examples of concrete poetry by many of the artists featured in the exhibition, in the Little Magazines and Poetry Store collections.

The ICA exhibition runs until 23rd August 2009.

Library acquisitions May 2009

By L ( Elizabeth ) Lawes, on 1 June 2009

A tribute to Gustav MetzgerItems added to the Art collections in May include:

Marclay, Christian. Record player: a film by Luc Peter. Intermezzo Films, 2000. ISSUE DESK ART AV MAR
Lane, Cathy. Playing with words: the spoken word in artistic practice. RGAP, 2008. ART M 8 LAN 
Richter, Gerhard. Text: writings, interviews and letters, 1961-2007. Thames & Hudson, 2009. ART MG 19 RIC
Tribute to Gustav Metzger. Intermedium, 2008. ISSUE DESK CD MET
Murphy, Robert. The British cinema book. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. ART QM 10 MUR

For the full list visit LibraryThing.