Category Archives: exhibition

The avant-garde manuscript: ‘Look beyond words’

An interesting excerpt from Kevin Repp‘s essay accompanying the Beinecke’s new exhibition, ‘Beyond Words: Experimental Poetry & the Avant-Garde‘ in which he highlights questions of materiality and visual materiality — or how the page matters for the avant-garde manuscript. “Even when they seem to make up the entire poem, words are by no means the […]

Getty acquires concrete poetry

The following reposted from ArtfixDaily.com raises particularly interesting questions around the materiality of these acquisitions: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced today the acquisition of a suite of prints, a folded paper poem, and an artist’s book by the Scottish artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, as well as a 3D “cubepoem” by the Brazilian artist […]

English Literary Heritage: Registration open

ENGLISH LITERARY HERITAGE CONFERENCE  18 SEPTEMBER 2015 INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES, LONDON Registration is now open for the English Literary Heritage Conference to be held at Senate House, London on 18 September 2015. Keynote speaker: Jeff Cowton (The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere) ‘Beyond Words’ This interdisciplinary conference aims to consider the interpretation of literary heritage objects […]

Future Feminist Archive

An initiative of  Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF) Future Feminist Archive is a year-long project across the State of New South Wales, Australia, in which artists will engage with archives and collections of all kinds to create exhibitions, workshops, performances and publishing outcomes. The project will forge connections between diverse community histories and current ideas relating to feminism in response […]

Redundant Catalogue Cards

Part of a current exhibition on ‘knowledge in motion’ in the Octagon Gallery at the Main Library, University College London. COLLECTING- KNOWLEDGE IN MOTION An exhibition curated by Claire Dwyer (Geography), Margot Finn (History), Stefanie Van Gemert (Dutch), Kate Smith (History) and Ulrich Tiedau (Dutch). Collections, like Universities, are factories of knowledge. Institutionally, they often […]