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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