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29 Aug 2012

Literary Paintings English Series by Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers
Literary Paintings English Series, 1972


 "Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976). Belgian poet, photographer, film-maker and artist. Born in Brussels. Began as a poet and aged 16-17 had some contacts with the Belgian Surrealists, especially Magritte, who gave him a copy of Mallarmé's Un Coup de Dés. (Magritte's paintings with words, in which there is a contradiction between the painted word and the painted object, were later a crucial influence on him). Started in 1958 to publish articles illustrated with his own photographs. At the end of 1963 decided to become an artist and began to make objects. First one-man exhibition at the Galerie St Laurent, Brussels, 1964. Exhibited everyday objects, words, lettering, child-like drawings etc., often with verbal-visual puns; made books, catalogues, prints on everything from canvases attached to the wall to reliefs in plastic."

Found at

part of this book is available HERE



Contemporary Cartographies 
CaixaForum Barcelona (July 25-October 28, 2012) 

 “Contemporary Cartographies. Drawing thought” shows how artists have subverted cartographic language, from the map of the world of the Surrealists to the cartographies of Art & Language of Artur Barrio. It also includes the transformation of cartography in life by the Situationists and the bodily cartographies of Carolee Schneemann, Yves Klein and Ana Mendieta. It addresses mind maps, from Lewis Carroll to Erik Beltran, the lived experience of On Kawara, the different concepts of space and also works that respond to the cartographies of power, like those of Marcel Broodthaers, Alighiero Boetti, Thomas Hirschhorn or Francis Alÿs."

This art work participated at the Alice's exhibitions at
Tate Liverpool: Alice in Wonderland
Exhibition 4 November 2011 – 29 January 2012

Hamburger - Kunsthalle: 
Alice in the Wonderland of Art
Exhibition  22 June – 30 September 2012

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