BEAT GENERATION / ALLEN GINSBERG

This exhibition offers a lyric visit inside  the Beat Generation, which existed in New York and San Francisco between 1950 and 1960. It’s a real sensory experience, an immersion through a vast transcultural movement which started during Second World War.

One of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s, is american poet, Allen Ginsberg who is the main line of this exhibition.

This exhibition presents screens,  performances, movies, photographs, reproductions of visual works and books,  as well as unreleased interview of Allen Ginsberg with Jean-Jacques Lebel. There are also some masterpieces of modern litterature signed by Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder and Peter Orlovsky.

In this exhibition, we are able to follow step by step the regular battles in culture’s and politic’s domain, led by Beat Generation which is against militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression.

The exhibition takes place almost simultaneously in four differents spots :

 

From may 31st to sept 9th, 2013 at CENTRE POMPIDOU, METZ

From May 31st to September 1st, 2013 at CHAMPS LIBRES, RENNES  

From June 7th to July 21st, 2013 at  STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS, TOURCOING 

From 15th June to 1st  September 2013 at CENTRE D’ART ET DE TECHNOLOGIE DES MEDIAS KARLSRUHE

Céline Rey

« Danger » – Portrait de William S. Burrough

« Danger » – Portrait de William S. Burroughs devant le Théâtre de l’Odéon, Paris, 1959

 

Neal Cassady and his then girlfriend Anne Murphy, circa 1963

Neal Cassady and his then girlfriend Anne Murphy, circa 1963

 

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Jack Kerouac wandering along East 7th Street after visiting Burroughs at our pad

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Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), poète américain, faisant une lecture à Washington Square Park. New York (États-Unis), dans les années 1960.

BEAT GENERATION

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Juin 14, 2013
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