Max Bense

stupid reflection

1966

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Artist
Max Bense 1910–1990
Part of
16.4.66
Original title
stupide reflexion
Medium
Letterpress print on paper
Dimensions
Support: 460 x 678 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2013
Reference
P80751

Not on display

Display caption

German philosopher and poet, Bense championed concrete poetry, in which typography and visual form are as important as the words’ meaning. His theories combined natural sciences, art and language to remove the separation between humanities and science, and he coined the term ‘Information Aesthetics’. A groundbreaking group of concrete poets and artists gathered around him in Stuttgart, and he was recognised as a key influence on New Tendency artists by the organisers of the tendencija 4 exhibition in 1968.

Gallery label, October 2016

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