Vancouver

Michael Morris, Ray Johnson, Hansjorg Mayer, Joseph Kosuth, Sol Lewitt, Robert Smithson, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni, Klaus Burkhardt, Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houedard, Emmett Williams, E. A. Vigo, Gerhard Ruehm, Katue Kitasono, Ed Varney, more

Fine Arts Gallery at University of B. C.

Concrete Poetry, a four-part exhibition organized by Alvin Balkind, was seen at the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of B.C. from March 28 through April 19. It was probably the most fertile show mounted in Vancouver for several years in terms of the range and distinction of ideas presented and the possibilities demonstrated both for the making and the consideration of art.

The four parts included: a fairly broad survey of the work of many of the best-known concrete poets from around the world; a large selection of slides of works not available for the exhibition or previously exhibited elsewhere as well as of various historical antecedents for modern concrete poetry, such as Anglo-Hibernian manuscript pages, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sumerian clay tablets, and a wide selection of Dadaist, Futurist and Russian Constructivist typography; a folding screen by Vancouver artist Michael Morris (

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