active poetry / ewa partum. 1971-73

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https://artmuseum.pl/en/filmoteka/praca/partum-ewa-active-poetry-poem-by-ewa

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The poetic work of Ewa Partum consisted in scattering single alphabet letters into a non-artistic space: be it the open air, sea, or an underpass. This gesture led to the deconstruction of a language whereupon grammatical, syntactic and semantic structures were used to determine certain patterns of an artistic statement. Her poems were shaped by coincidence, which made their language more open and process-orientated. The confrontation with the elements associated with femininity (water, wind) made it possible to face the patriarchal patterns rooted in the language.

The work belongs to the collections of Tate Modern in London, National Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid and Generali Foundation in Vienna.

References: Ł. Ronduda, Polish Art of the 70s. Avant-garde, Warsaw 2009.