Franklin Furnace Concrete Poetry, Curated by Matthew Hogan (1988)
  • Title: Concrete Poetry, Curated by Matthew Hogan
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:16:24
  • Language: English
  • Date: 16 Sep-Oct 29 1988
  • Location: Franklin Furnace, New York, New York, USA
  • Type-Format: installation
  • Credits: Exhibition organized by Franklin Furnace, featuring Matthew Hogan.

Franklin Furnace Concrete Poetry, Curated by Matthew Hogan (1988)

Franklin Furnace's Matthew Hogan curates a selection of poetic works as part of Concrete Poetry (1988). This exhibition held at Franklin Furnace featured an array of books, audio, and videotapes of concrete poetry—a form of poetry depicted through semantic, visual, and phonetic elements of language. It drew from Franklin Furnace's artists' books collection, the nation's largest repository of the avant-garde book form, and also included materials on loan from anonymous donors. The works featured in Concrete Poetry (1988) expand upon the motifs of pop-up poems, constellation poems, and typopoems explored in Concrete Poetry: The Early Years (1986), an exhibition organized by Franklin Furnace and presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This video includes poetic works by Augusto de Campos, Emmett Williams, Paul de Vree, Jiri Kolar, and Wolfgang Schmidt.

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