From Up to and including Time
20 May 2017 27 Aug 2017 10:00 - 17:00

‘I was born in nature. I was born in Strasburg. I was born in a cloud. I was born in a pump. I was born in a skirt.’

Arp, strassburgkonfiguration, 1931, (c) Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth

‘Poetry of forms’ is a central aspect in the sculptures, reliefs, drawings, paintings and writings of Hans Jean Arp (1886-1966). In addition to being an excellent draftsman, sculptor, painter and graphic artist, Arp was also a gifted poet. His texts are imbued with a highly developed sense of  language.

Join writer and poet Abdelkader Benali in this relay:


You’ll take part too, right? Send you poem to poezie@krollermuller.nl and state clearly which artwork from our collection inspired you. Still don’t know what to choose? In our collection search tool (so here) you will find over 3500 artworks to choose from.

You can send it as a text document, image, link to YouTube, Vimeo or Soundcloud (or embed code).

All contributions are welcome*, as long as they are in the form of poetry and touch upon the theme ‘Poetry of forms’. To make it accessible to all, you can submit your contribution in both Dutch and English. We look forward to receiving your poem!

*Contributions with vulgar or offensive language will not be posted.

Go to the Dutch language page for all the contributions to the poetry relay

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