Paul De Vree
1909 - 1982
Born in Antwerp (BE), died in Antwerp (BE).
Paul De Vree was a pioneer of European concrete poetry and a visual artist. He founded literary journals such as 'De Tafel Ronde' in Belgium (1953–1982) and 'Lotta poetica' (1971–1975) in collaboration with the Italian poet Sarenco. De Vree’s work successively covers typographic compositions, audiovisual events, critique of the mass media and the poetic and political use of photographic images. With his Italian colleagues he elaborated Poesia visiva, a movement that activated both ‘the visual’ and ‘the visionary’. De Vree’s works from his later period reflect his characteristic entanglement of the political and the erotic.
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Pacem in terris
Paul De Vree, Pacem in terris, 1973. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 80 x 60 cm.
Homage to Thelonius Monk
Paul De Vree, Homage to Thelonius Monk, 1968-1981. Print, ink, paper, 450 x 450 mm.
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NEONLICHT #2 - Ian Hamilt...
26 April 2012 - 22 May 2012.
NEONLICHT [NEON LIGHT] is a series of presentations, where each month a crucial actor from the world of concrete, sonore and visual poetry is
The collection IX – Autum...
28 August 2004 - 14 November 2004.
This season, the new media are centre stage in the collection presentation. They are a focus of attention in the M HKA collection policy
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
Urgent Conversations: Ant...
16 September 2017 - 12 November 2017.
Last year, M HKA was invited by EMST in Athens for the opening exhibition in the new museum building. Today, Urgent Conversations: Antwerp –
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After 1967, De Vree’s poetry became increasingly engaged and critical of society. In 1971, together with the Italian poet Sarenco, he founded
Ian Hamilton Finlay's Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (POTH; 1962-1968) is one of the most important visual poetry magazines internationally. POTH not
Jef Verheyen - Works from...
In the first decade of the artist’s career, the 1950s, the concept of his black monochromes takes shape. Verheyen defines these works as Schw