Verwunderung über die Poesie

Puzzlement by poetry

CR 666. Year 1979

Wv 666 Verwunderung 35
Wv 666 Verwunderung 34

Ist es möglich, daß es seit dem Krieg in deutscher Sprache nicht mehr so was wie ein Gedicht gibt? Während ich das schreibe, muß ich der Versuchung wiederstehen, nicht zu schreiben: seit dem ersten ...

So little has changed since Joyce... Literature is incapable of assimilating its writers declared Gerz in 1975. “Dan Graham, André and Acconci are also former writers who do art now”. The conceptual art and performance movements, mail art and the explosion of photo pieces with texts were thus related to a global phenomenon of a literature which had nowhere to go, which was urgently seeking new audiences and a new public profile.

Sarah Wilson 2004

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Manuscript (mirror writing)

Text (mirror writing) and drawings (photographic opaque) on blue squared Canson paper, 29,8 x 39 cm 

Exhibitions

Paris 1980 Berlin 2009 Köln 2009-2010 

Bibliography

I: Paris 1980 f. Berlin 2009

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My name is Jochen Gerz