EXHIBITIONS / Creationism and Avant-Garde Art. Vicente Huidobro and Gerardo Diego

22 July, 2013 - 04 August, 2013
Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander
Curated:
José María Lafuente

The Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (1893–1948) was founder of the "creacionismo" (creationism) movement, which shunned any reality in literature other than that of the literary piece itself and defended a kind of distanced, cerebral and intellectual poetry. Before initiating his own literary movement, Huidobro had associated himself with surrealism and futurism. He was a man of considerable influence among the (then) young poets of the Generation of ’27, one of which was the Santander-born Gerardo Diego (1896–1987), who would later become the strongest advocate in Spain of the Chilean author’s poetry. The relationship between Vicente Huidobro and Gerardo Diego constituted the main theme of this exhibition, organised by Ediciones La Bahía and the Fundación Chile España, with documentation provided by the Lafuente Archive. Several works produced by Huidobro between 1913 and 1931 were featured in the show, along with other titles which included the first edition of the book Tour Eiffel with cover design by Robert Delaunay.

 

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