Claus Bremer

a text happens

1965

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Artist
Claus Bremer 1924–1996
Original title
ein text passiert
Medium
Letterpress print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 480 × 480 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2013
Reference
P80695

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Bremer thought of his poems as ‘engaged texts’. Viewers needed to be active in the structuring of the poem by moving their eyes or the printed poem itself in order to read it. Bremer was another important promoter of concrete poetry in Germany. As part of the ‘Darmstadt Circle’ of concrete poets, he published a magazine titled MATERIAL between 1957 and 1959. In the group were also Fluxus artists Emmett Williams, an American expatriate, and Daniel Spoerri, a Romanian-born artist involved with the Nouveau Réalisme (New Realism) movement in France.

Gallery label, February 2020

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