In 1969 the fourth edition of the New Tendencies exhibition in Zagreb, titled tendencije 4, included a section dedicated to ‘typoetry’. This was a form of visual poetry where the composition of the typed text contributed to the meaning of the poem. Sometimes the letters or words have no meaning of their own or only function as images. Typoetry was connected to ‘concrete poetry’, a genre initiated in the 1950s in Brazil by artists such as Augusto de Campos and his brother Haroldo.
Gallery label, February 2020
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