Poetry Plastique. Charles Bernstein, Jay Sanders. Granary Books & Marianne Boesky Gallery. 2001.

Poetry Plastique.

Granary Books & Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2001. Item #GB_89
ISBN: 9781887123518

7 x 10 in., 96 pp., smyth-sewn in wrappers.

“Not words and pictures but poems as visual objects (read: subjects). Not poems about pictures but pictures that are poems. Not words affixed to a blank page but letters in time. Not works closed in a book but hanging on a wall or suspended from the ceiling or rising from the floor or sounding from inside a figure or embedded with paint on a canvas or written in the sky or flickering on a screen.”
–Charles Bernstein, co-curator, preface to Poetry Plastique

A catalog for the exhibition at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (Feb. 9–Mar. 10, 2001). The show featured artworks and writings by Carl Andre, David Antin, Arakawa, Susan Bee, Wallace Berman, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Kiki Smith, Christian Bök, John Cage, Clark Coolidge and Philip Guston, Robert Creeley and Cletus Johnson, Johanna Drucker and Brad Freeman, Hollis Frampton, Madeline Gins, Kenneth Goldsmith, Robert Grenier, Lyn Hejinian and Emilie Clark, Tan Lin, Jackson Mac Low, Steve McCaffery, Emily McVarish, Tom Phillips, Nick Piombino, Leslie Scalapino, Mira Schor, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, Richard Tuttle, Charles Bernstein, and Darren Wershler-Henry.

Book and cover design by Julie Harrison. Printed offset with 40 black and white images.This is from an edition of 1250 copies in wrappers. Out-of-print.



Further reading: collected reviews and press, including Nancy Princenthal in Art On Paper and Raphael Rubinstein in Art in America.

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