arnhem: k.a.a. akademie voor beeldende kunsten, 1980. First edition of 250. Softcover 8vo in magenta pictorial wrappers with Xeroxed pages. 106 pp. Text mostly in Dutch, some English.
Anthology in the form of a photocopied artists’ book published on the occasion of ‘projekt Visuele Poëzie’ held at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem October 1–17, 1980. Featuring an international assembling of essays, articles, historical notes, and art related to the field of visual and concrete poetry. Edited by Ina van Walraven and Jan Brand, with contributions by Michael Gibbs, Ulises Carrión, Robert Joseph, Hans Clavin, Herman Damen, G. J. de Rook, Pier van Dijk, Allan Kaprow, Paul de Vree, and Sigurdur Gudmundsson among others. The project included performances by four artists across two Fridays in October of 1980. Michael Gibbs with a lecture and performance on October 3, Ulises Carrión with a performance on October 3, Robert Joseph with a performance on October 17, and Pier van Dijk with a performance on October 17. This anthology issued with photocopied pages to correspond with the exhibition which also featured photocopied works and no original art. Includes an introduction by Brand which provides a thank you to ‘the Poëzie Huis in Duiven and Other Books and So Archive in Amsterdam for their material and advice.’ Given the photocopied publication method of the anthology, the colophon also provides a heartfelt ‘thanks to mr. w. vermeulen for making 25,000 copies;’ a commitment and an artistic feat in its own right.
Trace amounts of age toning to pages and wear around cover margins, else fine. Item #959
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