Front Cover Text Festivals

The Text Festivals: Language Art and Material Poetry

Edited by Tony Lopez
publication date: October 2013
ISBN: 978-1-84102-359-5
paperback: 230x150mm
164 pages
Available from Bury Art Museum Shop £10 + postage & packaging

Edited by Tony Lopez

It is a remarkable phenomenon that the foremost among recent sites of this interrogation of boundaries has been a series of festivals located in Bury, on the outskirts of Greater Manchester. World leading artists and poets have been brought together in a range of exhibitions and performances that demonstrate a new and productive collision of different cultural enterprises and expectations. Among those shown at the Text Festivals are Fiona Banner, derek beaulieu, Caroline Bergvall, Joseph Beuys, Christian Bök, Brass Art, Marcel Broodthaers, Pavel Buchler, Augusto de Campos, Zeynep Cansu, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Liz Collini, Philip Davenport, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Eugen Gomringer, Robert Grenier, Alan Halsey, Alexander Jorgenson, Satu Kaikonen, Martin Kippenburger, Karri Kokko, Márton Koppány, On Kawara, Helmut Lemke, Richard Long, Tony Lopez, Jackson Mac Low, Hansjörg Mayer, Steve Miller, Kerry Morrison, Maurizio Nannucci, Patrick Fabian Panetta, Holly Pester, Tom Philips, Shaun Pickard, Kate Pickering, Hester Reeve (HRH.the), Spencer Roberts, Ed Ruscha, Ron Silliman, Mary Ellen Solt, Magda Stawarska-Beavan, Harald Stoffers, Carolyn Thompson, Nick Thurston, Aysegül Tözeren, TNWK, Tony Trehy, Nico Vasilakis, Carol Watts, Lawrence Weiner, George Widener, Ming Wong, and Eric Zboya.

Artists, poets and curators working in these overlapping fields have written this book. It includes new essays by Tony Trehy (director of the Text Festivals), derek beaulieu, Christian Bök, Liz Collini, James Davies, Philip Davenport, Robert Grenier, Alan Halsey, Tony Lopez, Holly Pester, Hester Reeve (HRH.the), Carolyn Thompson, and Carol Watts.


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ISBN 0 9538915 3 4
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Text 2

Edited by Tony Trehy
ISBN 978 0 9538915 9 7
Published in 2010

An Anthology of contemporary artists involved in the Text Festival.

Maurizio Nannucci: Language and Horizons

By Tony Trehy & Sergio Risaliti
ISBN 978-8888967523
Published in 2010

A comprehensive survey of the work of Italian text artist Maurizio Nannucci.

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ISBN 978 0 9538915 9 7
Published in 2010

Poems Ron Silliman, Robert Grenier, Phil Davenport, Carol Watts and Tony Lopez specially commissioned in response to Bury.