Tour of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Join the ARLIS/NA New York chapter for a unique opportunity to view the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry while it is temporarily staged in an art storage facility in New York due to damage to its home in Miami from Hurricane Irma.
Ruth and Marvin Sackner founded the Archive in Miami Beach, Florida in 1979, later moving it to Miami, Florida in 2005. Its initial mission was to establish a collection of books, critical texts, periodicals, ephemera, prints, drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, objects, manuscripts, and correspondence dealing with precedent and contemporary, internationally produced, concrete and visual poetry. The antecedent material had at its starting point, Stephane Mallarme’s poem, “Un Coup de Des” (Cosmopolis, 1897). The historic examples included works with concrete/visual poetic sensibilities from such twentieth century art movements as Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme. You can find more information on this collection at http://ww3.rediscov.com/sacknerarchives/