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Beat Generation / Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and friends of Rocky Flats Truth Force, meditating on R. R. Tracks outside Rockwell Corporation Nuclear Facility’s Plutonium bomb trigger factory, Colorado, halting trainload of waste fissile materials on the day Plutonian Ode was completed, July 14, 1978. © photo: Steve Groer, Rocky Mountain NewsJune 15−September 1, 2013

An exhibition at the ZKM | Media Museum
Opening: Fri, June 14, 2013, 7 p.m., ZKM | Media Museum

Until today, poet, performer and antimilitarist, Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), is seen as one of the founders and most influential figures of the Beat Generation. As thematic sequel to the exhibition “the name is BURROUGHS – Expanded Media”, on show at the ZKM in 2012, “Reality Sandwiches” is a multimedia, interactive presentation. The exhibition, concurrently on show in Metz, Rennes and Tourcoing, near Lille, presents the life and works of Allen Ginsberg, as well as his influence on other personalities of the Beat Generation.

Curator: Jean-Jacques Lebel

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