The 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.