Paul De Vree
1909 - 1982
Born in Antwerp (BE), died in Antwerp (BE).
Paul De Vree was a pioneer of European concrete poetry and a visual artist. He founded literary journals such as 'De Tafel Ronde' in Belgium (1953–1982) and 'Lotta poetica' (1971–1975) in collaboration with the Italian poet Sarenco. De Vree’s work successively covers typographic compositions, audiovisual events, critique of the mass media and the poetic and political use of photographic images. With his Italian colleagues he elaborated Poesia visiva, a movement that activated both ‘the visual’ and ‘the visionary’. De Vree’s works from his later period reflect his characteristic entanglement of the political and the erotic.
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Het leven is een baccarat
Paul De Vree, Het leven is een baccarat, 1966-2002. Print, ink, canvas, 98 x 98 cm.
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Paul De Vree - Poesia Vis...
02 March 2002 - 12 May 2002.
The ‘poesia visiva’ of poet-visual artist Paul De Vree (1909-1982, Antwerp) may be situated in the tradition of, among others, Mallarmé, Apol
The collection IX – Autum...
28 August 2004 - 14 November 2004.
This season, the new media are centre stage in the collection presentation. They are a focus of attention in the M HKA collection policy
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Het Geëngageerde [The Eng...
To some extent, this is code for ‘politically or socially engaged art’. But only to some extent. Activism in art may also imply physical acti
After 1967, De Vree’s poetry became increasingly engaged and critical of society. In 1971, together with the Italian poet Sarenco, he founded
POETICAL LICENSE This notion emerged from a work by Sarenco when we were pairing him and Paul De Vree with Costis, during a reflection on
Jef Verheyen - OEUVRE
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