Thursday, February 20, 2014

Runous muistuttaa maalausta | Ut pictura poesis

Poetry resembles painting. Some works will captivate you when you stand very close to them and others if you are at a greater distance. This one prefers a darker vantage point, that one wants to be seen in the light since it feels no terror before the penetrating judgment of the critic. This pleases only once, that will give pleasure even if we go back to it ten times over.

Jenni Quilter (The New School for Public Engagement) considers the Poetry Foundation’s current exhibition, Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets. Quilter's discussion will explore Freilicher's friendships with poets John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch. The event will feature a virtual tour of other collaborations among painters and poets of the New York School, and a discussion of the relationship between image and text. Quilter will touch on the possibilities that images hold for the poet, the cop-out of “illustration,” and the history of livre d’artiste. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by David Getsy (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and a reception.

Friday, Feb 21, 6:00PM
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free Admission

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