Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg

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Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg

Time: May 31, 2013 all day
Location: Centre Pompidou-Metz
Street: 1, parvis des Droits-de-l’Homme
City/Town: F-57020 Metz Cedex 1
Website or Map: http://www.centrepompidou-met…
Phone: Tel: +33 (0)3 87 15 39 39
Event Type: exhibition, manuscripts, books, films, photos, live
Organized By: Centre Pompidou-Metz
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2013

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Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg

31 May to 9 September 2013

Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the entire Saga of the Beat Generation, via the manuscripts, books, films, photos, live performances of Allen Ginsberg and his associates in a large scale digital exhibition, the first of its kind. 
This multimedia "dematerialised" exhibition will be shown simultaneously at four separate partner institutions:

  • Fresnoy-Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing,
  • Champs Libres in Rennes,
  • ZKM-Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe,
  • Centre Pompidou-Metz.

At Centre Pompidou-Metz, the exhibition will be staged in the Studio, a 400 sq-m space dedicated to live performance.

Curator: 
Jean-Jacques Lebel, artist, writer, poetry festival organiser, curator of solo and group exhibitions.

                  Allen and Peter in Paris. Photo by Harold Chapman

The exhibition will be an unprecedented compilation of extracts from famous and little-known films (by Robert Frank, Anthony Balch, François Pain, Jean-Michel Humeau, etc.), video-reports – many previously unseen in public – filmed interviews in Paris, the US and elsewhere, including original interviews of Allen Ginsberg by Jean-Jacques Lebel, filmed in Paris by Alain Jaubert and Alain Fleischer, and numerous iconic or newly revealed photographs with individual and group shots by Ginsberg himself, Richard Avedon, Françoise Janicot,Harold ChapmanGérard Malanga, and many others. It is a portrait of the movement's many protagonists, beginning with Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kerouac, Corso, Ferlinghetti, McClure and Snyder.

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