The "Concrete" in Poetry and Art
Museum Lecture Hall
This conversation between Getty Research Institute (GRI) curators Nancy Perloff and Zanna Gilbert brings two Getty exhibitions into dialogue: Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space (recently on view at the GRI) and Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from September 16, 2017, to February 11, 2018.
Perloff and Gilbert explore the subtle relationship between concrete poetry and art, considering the international movement of concretism with particular emphasis on Brazil. They will be joined by Rachel Price (Princeton University), author of The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil, and Spain, 1868–1968. This discussion will address historical precedents, as well as shifting interpretations of the enigmatic term "concrete" across decades and geographies.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
The exhibition Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros will remain open until 7:00 p.m. prior to this event.
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