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Brazilian Visual Poetry at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas: Die Ausstellung von Regina Vater fand anfangs 2002 statt. Sie ist noch vollumfänglich im Netz zu sehen. Basistext dazu: «Brazil is well known for the development of Visual Poetry and its rich heritage, which has had a major impact on contemporary art. The exhibit represents this important aspect of Brazilian culture. Brazilian Visual Poetry is without doubt a very particular and extremely refined product of the inventive Brazilian genius. Its artworks are known through the existence of many festivals that periodically take place all around the country and through publications. It is a rare privilege to be able to show this work in Austin, Texas. This exhibit makes history as the first show of Brazilian Visual Poetry exhibited outside of its country of origin, and it encompasses the work of fifty-three outstanding artists. [...] CONCRETE POETRY is a certain poetry practice formulated in the 50's from Brazil and from Switzerland, with the following basic characteristics: abolition of verse; b) "verbivocovisual" texts, which means the organization of a poem according to graphic criteria in order to bring out the material aspect of the word, its plasticity and sound - poetry to be seen and to be heard (for eye and ear); c) partial or total elimination of ties with speech, for a direct connection between words and phrases; d) integration between verbal and non-verbal, word and image. Such practices concentrate and expand previous proposals that were part of the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century (futurism, dada, simultaneous, etc) reclaimed in the 50's with a constructivist rigor. The great precursor was Mallarmé's spatial poem "Un Coup de Dés" (1897).»