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Lettrism and the subversion of language

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Collection Stories is an educational program aimed at helping audiences reach a better understanding of the collection. Through it, viewers can take a special look, every two months, at a specific room or rooms in the Museum. The idea is to encourage visitors to draw connections, between the works within the space visited and also between these works and the rest of the collection.
On this occasion we will be visiting the two rooms dedicated to the Lettrism movement (room 403 and 403bis). This movement, founded in post-World War II Paris by Isidore Isou, proclaims the destruction of poetry and puts forward an aesthetic based on letters and signs, which goes beyond the usual limits of the visual arts and encompasses all facets of knowledge and creation.

Lettrism and the subversion of language

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