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  • ICAA Record ID
    737379
    AUTHOR
    Zayas, Marius de
    TITLE
    Reacciones mentales / Agnes Ernst Meyer y Marius de Zayas ; [editado y traducido por Jaime Moreno Villarreal]
    IN
    Biblioteca de México (México, D. F, México). -- No. 39 (May. - Jun., 1997)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 35
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Poema
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Meyer, Ernst and Marius de Zayas. "Reacciones mentales." Edited and translated by Jaime Moreno Villareal. Biblioteca de México (Mexico City), no.39 (May-June 1997): 35.
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst; Jaime Moreno Villarreal, 1956-
Synopsis

This is a visual poem by the Mexican draftsman Marius de Zayas, in collaboration with the United States writer Agnes Ernst Meyer. Based on a poem by Meyer, De Zayas produced this “psycho-type” whose belated translation into Spanish was written by Jaime Moreno Villarreal. The original edition appeared in the New York avant-garde magazine 291, no. 2, April 1915. The title of the publication is a reference (number in the street) to the address in New York City, where the gallery established by the photographer Alfred Stieglitz, was located.

Annotations

This is a poem inherited from the calligrams by Guillaume Apollinaire, whom De Zayas knew personally and with whom he exchanged visual poems for publication. There is an understanding that the typography and graphic representation are assumed to be psychic states, thus their name of “psycho-types.” Indeed, this very poem started the dialogue with European Dadaism. The collage, with the inclusion of ink drawings—which served as the matrix for its publication,—is part of the collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A.C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Archivo Francisco Reyes Palma