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Karl Holmqvist, 'Give Poetry A Try'; image Konst2, Stockholm, Sweden 2004

Karl Holmqvist
Karl Holmqvist's use of the spoken word goes back to early nineties New York (St Marks Poetry Project, Pyramid Club, ABC No Rio). Holmqvist will be reading a new concrete poem written as part of the publication FACEHUG.

About the Artist
Karl Holmqvist (b. Vasteras, Sweden, 1964) lives and works in Berlin. Holmqvist deals with texts presented in written or spoken form, in which he explores the communal and emotive aspects of the spoken word. Exploring the transformatory potentials of language, Holmqvist believes in the act of listening as a counter balance to the more isolatory and authoritative qualities of the written word .

His work is usually minimal and reveals itself in multiple formats including recordings and readings of spoken word, boxes of published texts, films, concerts, and listening stations.

His most recent exhibitions include The Grey Triangle, a solo show at Hollybush Gardens in London, and the group exhibitions Le Truc at Project Arts Centre in Dublin and Playback at Mus?©e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris, all 2007. Publications are The K. Protocol (2003) I ON A LION IN ZION (2005) and a forthcoming complete selection of his artist's writing.

Credits
//A SPOKEN WORD EXHBITION AND A SERIES OF SPOKEN WORD RETROSPECTIVES is presented by SWISS INSTITUTE / CONTEMPORARY ART. Curated by Mathieu Copeland

//World Premiere: SN?–FRID #0 is co-presented by Snofrid and PERFORMA.

Karl Holmqvist,
A Spoken Word Exhibition and A Series of Spoken Word Retrospectives
curated by Mathieu Copeland

Showing at:
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2007
11:59 pm - 11:59 am
FREE
Please check with the Swiss Institute website, www.swissinstitute.net, for more
information.

 


Karl Holmqvist,
Karl Holmqvist: a spoken word poetry reading

Showing at:
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
Nov 1, 2007
6 pm
FREE


 


Karl Holmqvist,
SN?–FRID N?°0 - World Premiere

Showing at:
Smith-Stewart Gallery
Nov 16, 2007
8 pm - 11 pm
FREE
and Fruit & Flower Deli