Jorge Méndez Blake
Apollinaire's Misspell and Other Calligrams
Meessen De Clercq
Rue de l'Abbaye 2A, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
March 30, 2017 - May 13, 2017
It's raining women's voices as if they had died even in memory. This is the first sentence of the poem II pleut (It's Raining) by Apollinaire. One of the famous Calligrams which dynamited the form and typography of poetry at the beginning of the 20th century. This poem has always intrigued Jorge Méndez Blake, who explores the intimacy of world literature in his work. The Mexican artist questions both the language and the structure of a work, from its foundations to its rafters. The exhibition Apollinaire's Misspell and Other Calligrams pays tribute to the singularity of the poems written by Apollinaire right in the middle of the First World War.