Curatorial guided tour in English with Jean-Jacques Lebel
Cohen, John »Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie, Gregory Corso«, 1959
Thu, 23.03.2017, 5 pm CET

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, curator Jean-Jacques Lebel will guide through the exhibition »Beat Generation«.

Jean-Jacques Lebel met and worked with Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Corso, Burroughs and Gysin at the Paris Beat Hotel in 1957 and introduced them to Duchamp, Man Ray and Péret in 1958. He has, over the years, curated eight major exhibitions concerning the Beat Generation, the present ZKM one having begun at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It examines the relationships between the original scroll of Kerouac’s “On the Road”, manuscript documents by Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs, Gysin and others, original art works and known or unknown high quality cinema material. Jean-Jacques Lebel will talk about his Beat friends.

Following the tour, Jean-Jacques Lebel will give a talk about »Living with the Beats in the Past and the Present«.

Please note: The guided tour will be held in English.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe