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/////// Lecture and guided tour through »Beat Generation« with curator Jean-Jacques Lebel

On March 23 2017, Jean-Jacques Lebel talks about his meeting with the founders of the movement. The presentation »Living with the Beats in the Past and in the Present« takes place following a curatorial tour through the exhibition »Beat Generation«.

Cohen, John »Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, Gregory Corso«, 1959
Cohen, John »Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, Gregory Corso«, 1959

/////// Opening: Nanni Balestrini/ Hansjörg Mayer/ Gerhard Rühm

On March 31, ​​​​​​the three exhibitions – retrospectives of Nanni Balestrini (born 1935), Hansjörg Mayer (born 1943) and Gerhard Rühm (born 1930) – mark the start of the »Poetic Expansions« series of exhibitions. »Poetic Expansions« presents one of the most important trends of art in the twentieth century: the expansion of artistic media.

Exhibition posters Nanni Balestrini, gerhard rühm und Hansjörg Mayer
Exhibition posters Nanni Balestrini, gerhard rühm und Hansjörg Mayer

/////// Where from and where to in Europe? A lecture by Prof. Heinz Bude 

Uncertainty and disorientation currently characterize the mood of Western democracies. In Great Britain, the answer to globalization and the European crisis is to be Brexit. In the USA, the president wants to make America great again by isolating it.But how are the problems of the present meant to be solved with concepts of special national paths? This is what Prof. Heinz Bude discusses at his lecture on April 27. 

Professor Bude sits on a red chair in an apartment with bookshelf and desk, his head resting on his hand.
Professor Bude sits on a red chair in an apartment with bookshelf and desk, his head resting on his hand.

/////// New on the ZKM Blog: »Rescued by letter-writing«

On the occasion of the exhibition »Beat Generation«, which is currently to be seen at the ZKM, Stephanie Fezer wrote a review on the publication »Love, H. The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones«. The just-published correspondence between Jones and Dorn highlights the women of the Beat generation, who stood in the shadow of the male Beatniks for a long time.

 

 

 The black and white photo shows the book cover of the letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie James.
 The black and white photo shows the book cover of the letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie James.

 

/////// Current Exhibitions

Please find an overview of our current exhibitions here.

Many small pictures with exhibition views.
Many small pictures with exhibition views.

  

/////// »Aldo Tambellini. Black Matters« – from March 10 until August 6, 2017 at ZKM | Karlsruhe!

/////// »Beat Generation« – from November 26, 2016 until April 30, 2017 at ZKM | Karlsruhe!

/////// »Albrecht Kunkel: QUEST« – from December 11, 2016 until April 23, 2017 at ZKM | Karlsruhe!

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