Opening: Beat Generation
 Portrait of William S. Burroughs in front of the Odéon Theatre, Paris 1959
Fri, November 25, 2016 7 pm CET, Opening

In cooperation with the Centre Pompidou Paris, the ZKM | Karlsruhe presents the exhibition »Beat Generation«. In the last few years, the ZKM has already shown the leading figures of the Beat Generation, such as William S. Burroughs (»the name is BURROUGHS − Expanded Media«, 2012) and Allen Ginsberg (»Beat Generation. Allen Ginsberg«, 2013). In this new exhibition, an overview of the literary and artistic movement, which was created at the end of the 1940s, will now be provided for the first time. If »beatniks« were viewed back then as subversive rebels, they are now perceived as actors in one of the most important cultural directions of the 20th century.

The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7 pm – we look forward to welcoming you!


Speakers at the opening

Dr. Claudia Rose, Departement for Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg
Wolfram Jäger, Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe
Philipp-Alain Michaud, Curator of the exhibiton »Beat Generation«
Jean-Jacques Lebel, Curator of the exhibition »Beat Generation«
Peter Weibel, Managing Director of ZKM | Karlsruhe


This exhibition is organized by the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media.