Word, no Word

CR 470. Year 1967

Wv 470 Wordnoword

no word please

In the same way as with other artists close to the visual poetry approach, in Gerz' work a questioning of art emerges from an abyss of linguistic elements, which open up a space "like between the lines of Mallarmé"

Marion Hohlfeldt 2002


Visual Poetry

Photocollage (photography, typewriting) on paper, 18.3 x 14.5 cm, signed verso lower left

The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach (1979)

A larger version is part of the Sackner Archive, too, and dedicated to John Furnival.

See the Visual Poetry One word. Two words (491) and Res, non verba (514) and the both editions Les mots se vantent (760, 772).


Firenze 1969. Buenos Aires, 1969 (La Plata 1969). Bloomington 1969. Tokyo 1970. Firenze 1970 (Brescia 1970). Tokyo 1972


I: Brescia 1970 b, p. 21. Tokyo 1970 a. Florida 1986, p. 382. UbuWeb Historical, 2010.

II: Zürbrügg 1970, p. 38

IV: Bory 1968, p. 17. VOU 123, 1970, p. 28

V: Gieser 2022, cover, p. 174.

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My name is Jochen Gerz