[Local events] PAGES: Selections from The Last Vispo Anthology, 1998-2008. Eds. Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics, 2012.

James Yeary juniorvarsityyardsale at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 12:11:33 PDT 2012


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*EXHIBITION*

*PAGES: Selections from The Last Vispo Anthology, 1998-2008. Eds. Nico
Vassilakis and Crag Hill. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics, 2012.*



Thursday, October 4 though Friday, October 26, 2012

Gallery 214, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 1241 NW Johnson,
Portland OR



Selected works of visual poetry or concrete poetry in facsimile from the
new book *The Last Vispo Anthology, 1998-2008*.



*ABOUT THE LAST VISPO ANTHOLOGY*

*The Last Vispo Anthology, 1998-2008* extends the dialectic between art and
literature that began with the concrete poetry movement fifty years ago.
Rather than settling into predictable unchallenged patterns, this vibrant
poetry is seizing new tools to grow the body of work inhabiting the
borderlands of visual art and poetry. In addition, as more social and
cognitive interaction occurs in digital space/s, the need to develop new
processes of thinking and communicating persists. *The Last Vispo Anthology
*provides tools toward that development, creating ways to converse across
and within images and texts. This anthology is global in scope with 130
contributors from over twenty countries, with proportionally more women
than previous anthologies. *The Last Vispo Anthology* documents a decade,
1998 to 2008,  in which a burst of activity surfaced through the advent of
computerization across the world of visual poetry – similar to the mail art
movement of the 1980s.



*PROGRAMMING*



*PERFORMANCE LECTURE*

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

6:30 PM

Gallery 214, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 1241 NW Johnson,
Portland OR



Editors Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis with contributor James Yeary perform
a collage of excerpts of essays from the anthology.





*LECTURE*

*From the First Vis Po Anthology (BC—Before Christ) to the Last Vis Po
Anthology (AA—After Apple)*

Dr. David Seaman



October 9, 2012

6:30

Gallery 214, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 1241 NW Johnson,
Portland OR



This discussion is aimed at situating visual poetry in a tradition that
counters the conventional oral tradition of literature. From Meleager’s *Greek
Anthology* to this current exhibition, poets in opposition to the
mainstream have chosen to express themselves in ways that cannot be
rendered simply with the spoken word.



This lecture/discussion will illustrate past examples and evoke the present
poetic reality, with insider insights into the visual poetry scene in the
U.S., France, Germany and Italy.



Dr. David Seaman is the author of *Concrete Poetry in France*, and has been
involved with artists from the Fluxus, Concrete Poetry, Lettrist and Inist
movements. He is a translator of avant-garde texts, and is working on a
book on French Lettrism.
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