Alain Arias-Misson presents Poemobile Number One, created for Francesco Conz by Arias-Misson at his house on the hill. Poemobile, now part of the collection of Archivio Conz, will be on display at Soft99 at Classic Remise during the opening weekend of Berlin Art Week, 2023, on September 15–17. Arias–Misson will perform his what he describes as a 'concrete poem recital' Poemobile Number One on the evening of September 15 at 6:30pm.
Alain Arias-Misson is one of the poets who created the concrete/visual poetry movement in the early Sixties. Born in Belgium to an English mother, his family members were refugees from World War II to the U.S. where he grew up and was educated, graduating from Harvard University with high honors in Greek and French literature. Arias-Misson's early interest in sound poetry in '59 derived from his love of classical Greek poetry. He has published in many anthologies, reviews and magazines – and published the first anthology of Concrete Poetry in the United States in 1967 with the Chicago Review. He has had hundreds of exhibitions in galleries and museums in the U.S., throughout Western and Eastern Europe, South America and Japan, and his works are in numerous major museums as well as many private foundations and collections. He is also known as the inventor of the Public Poem in 1967, bringing human-sized letters and other linguistic forms into the street to occupy cities in the U.S. and Europe – not as performance but as a way of "writing on the city as on a page". He has published a dozen novels in the U.S.A..
Archivio Conz and Soft99 at Classic Remise present Poemobile
Opening September 15, 6–8pm; 6:30pm Alain Arias-Misson performs Poemobile
September 16, 3–6pm
September 17, 3–6pm