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ASTRO-POEMS AND VERTICAL GROUP EXERCISES: CONCRETE POETRY AT CSA
Jun 13 - Jul 13, 2018
Curated by Chelsea College of Arts Librarian, Gustavo Grandal Montero, this exhibition reflects Montero's ongoing research into the evolution of concrete poetry and its influence on visual art in the period 1964-67 in Britain. Looking at the materialisation of language and the role of art schools with Chelsea in particular as places for experimentation and dissemination of ideas. By exploring the work of Edward Wright and Tom Edmonds the show will make connections between artists and graphic designers alongside students and staff, describing their multiple influences, including that of Concrete poetry, but also Constructivism, and later Conceptual art, minimalism and land art.

Click to enlargeTHE DEMOCRATIC DISH: MINTONS SECESSIONIST WARE
Sep 19 - Oct 26, 2018
Private view Tue Sep 18 6pm - 8.30pm
This exhibition of chargers, toilet ware, vases, pedestals, flower holders, candlesticks, jardinières, a cheese stand, plates and other utilitarian wares, alongside archival material from the Minton Archive, will demonstrate the innovative approach to colour that Léon Solon contributed to the Secessionist range, combined with John Wadsworth’s designs of often radical abstractions from plant forms. The exhibition will also examine Wadsworth's advocacy for the decorative arts, highlighting both Solon and Wadsworth’s contribution to British design between 1900-1915.
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