From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art

From the PAMM Collection

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Nov 17 2017 - Apr 29 2018

From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from the PAMM Collection presents a selection of works acquired from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry through a combined gift and purchase made possible by the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner, and the Sackner Family Partnership. 

Featuring the work of approximately 15 individuals—including Carl Andre, Henri Chopin, Dom Sylvester Houédard, d.a. levy, and Françoise Mairey—the exhibition explores how artists and poets have transformed the typewriter, a machine for office work, into a tool for experimental artistic and poetic expression. Harnessing the machine’s inherent precision while defying its physical limits, these artists create a dizzying array of optical effects and novel forms of geometric abstraction

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • poetry
  • Carl Andre
  • Henri Chopin
  • Dom Sylvester Houédard
  • d.a. levy
  • Françoise Mairey
  • and others

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