Simpósio internacional «Eroticism, Poetic Concretism, and Visuality (1960-1970)»

Simpósio internacional «Eroticism, Poetic Concretism, and Visuality (1960-1970)»

Programa de evento a realizar no Museu nacional de arte moderna, Centre Pompidou, Paris, entre 17 e 18 de Setembro, 2021. [Programa. PDFs]

An International Symposium organized by Maria Elena Minuto (Université de Liège; KU Leuven) and Mica Gherghescu (Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou), September 17-18, 2021.

Conference language: French and English

Open to the public. The Symposium is dedicated to the Professor Emeritus Klaus Peter Dencker and it will be also accessible online.

The erotic imaginary and the relation between body and text nourished the daring experiences of neo-avantgarde visual poetics in the 1960s and 1970s by establishing themselves at the core of “verbi-voco-visual explorations” (McLuhan, 1967). In 1960, the Romanian-born French poet and artist Isidore Isou published Initiation à la Haute Volupté, a provocative experimental novel widely considered as a founding text of erotic art history and literature. Inspired by Dada and Surrealism, the author created one of the most compelling examples of hypergraphisme in post-war literature, presenting sophisticated interactions between erotic desire and verbo-visual experimentations. In using letters as a visual medium, Isou wanted to find out “how a letter could be just as beautiful as a figurative or non-figurative object in art.”

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