he title carries the conceptual message of these works, inspiring reflection on the regularity and symmetry of pieces that can be observed from many angles - putting an Escheresque spin on typography and language.
Stanisław Dróżdż, "Między", 1992, courtesy of CSW
Stanisław Dróżdż: Beginningend in Dresden. Conceptual Shapes. Concrete Poetry has already been exhibited three times in Poland in the cities of Wrocław, Warsaw and Katowice. In February 2011 it travels to Dresden to present four decades of the artist's major works
Stanisław Dróżdż (1939-2009) started out as a poet in the 1960s and later incorporated elements of visual art to create large-scale works that combine word and form in a genre of its own. Based on the basic message of a letter or a word, Dróżdż manipulated the spatial and contextual environment, building several dimensions of visual, psychological and emotional meanings through seemingly simple symbols and characters of our "concrete reality". He is considered one of the most brilliant Polish concrete poets and a major representative of the Avant Garde.
This exhibition surveys works created between 1967-2007 - from his earliest poems to his grandest spatial installations. The title carries the conceptual message of these works, inspiring reflection on the regularity and symmetry of pieces that can be observed from many angles - putting an Escheresque spin on typography and language. The poetry of a single word of phrase is amplified through his visual depiction - even across linguistic and temporal bounds.
The exhibition has been put together by the Centre for Culture and Arts inWrocław as part of the Lower Silesian Art Festival.
Curator: Elżbieta Łubowicz
The exhibition runs between February 25 and March 21, 2011
Special events accompanying the exhibition:
March 15, 17:00, meeting with curator Elżbietą Łubowicz
March 15, 19:00, meeting with Professor Eugenem Gomringerem, Director of the Institute for Constructive Art and Concrete Poetry in Rehau
March18, 19:00, lecture conducted by Dr Ingrid Adler on concrete art in Germany
Following the show in Dresden, the exhibition goes on to Berlin's Guardini Gallery (September 13 - December 9, 2011.
Hellerau - European Centre for the Arts
Source: press materials