From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection
Dom Sylvester Houédard, devozione private (dsh 101070) [private devotion (dsh 101070)], 1970. Typewriting on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches. Collection of Pérez Art Museum Miami, acquired from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Photo: Sid Hoeltzell
From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection presents a selection of works acquired from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry through a combined gift and purchase made possible by the generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner, and the Sackner Family Partnership. Featuring the work of approximately 15 individuals—including Carl Andre, Henri Chopin, Dom Sylvester Houédard, d.a. levy, Françoise Mairey, and Gustave Morin—the exhibition explores how artists and poets have transformed the typewriter, a machine for office work, into a tool for experimental artistic and poetic expression. Harnessing the machine’s inherent precision while defying its physical limits, these artists create a dizzying array of optical effects and novel forms of geometric abstraction.
Highlights from the Exhibition
From the truer world of the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection is organized by PAMM Curator René Morales and PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio. This exhibition is supported by TRA Publishing.