Thursday, 10 April 2008

Certain Trees: the Constructed Book, Poem and Object, 1964-2008

Following on from Colin's Portfolio lecture, have a look at this exhibition at the V+A:

This display of books, objects and constructions reveals an energetic community of poets and artists in Britain discovering and developing the expressive potential of publication as an art practice. The work of the 16 individuals represented here is very diverse, however shared characteristics include brevity, a subtle sense of colour, wry humour, and an unpretentious relationship to art and literature of the past. Some of the works look like quite ordinary books, but their use of mainstream conventions is purposeful, questioning or amused. A poem is a kind of object, and the material character of a book may be its most important message.

1 April - 17 August 2008

Room 74
Free Admission

V+A website

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