The exhibition curated by James Elphick & Yuri Zupancic will exhibit 40 original Burroughs art works, many of which have not been seen in public before. Featuring alongside are original responses from well known and emerging artists, exploring strong relevant themes to engage and inspire with a new generation.
The Beat Generation questioned politics, explored religion, developed styles & creative methods, and wrote about the human condition. This legacy is explored, re-defined and re-appropriated for a modern audience through connected commissioned artists (and events programme), deliberately designed to expand, introduce and directly engage with young, innovative, and cultured audience alongside mature fans of arts and literature.
Contributing artists include :
One half of music duo Coldcut, which founded Ninja Tune. Black is widely regarded as one of the most innovative people in the new sphere of AudioVisual performance.
One of today's best known influential American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster.
A painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist born in UK. Best known for his discovery of the cut-up technique, Burroughs later stated that "Brion Gysin was the only man I ever respected."
LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society.
American film director and scriptwriter who recently restored his uncle Howard Brookner's film Burroughs : The Movie and is working on a documentary about Howard's adventures with William S Burroughs.
A visual artist whose work seeks to challenge contemporary norms and values of Western culture and society.
An artist from Kansas, USA who is most prolific in Microchip Paintings.
UK street artist who employs a combination of stencils and cheeky quips to challenge the way we view public space.
Known as "the enfant terrible" of the Bolivian Art Scene and called "the most important living Bolivian artist" by the Konex Foundation
Dreamachine Ft Gorilla Perfume
The dreamachine is a stroboscopic flicker device that produces visual stimuli. Installation provided by Gorilla Perfume
Paul Don Smith
Currently one of the most popular street artists in activity and his artworks are everywhere in East London.
Kansas based Photographer who began a friendship with Burroughs that endured until Burroughs’s death in 1997.
London based artist utilising collage ink sketching and photorealistic aerosol paint techniques.
Lana Alana is the work of London based Painter & Graphic Designer Lana Hughes. Adapts her works throughout many forms due to her passion for bright coloured, hand designed typography.
Check out all the artist profiles for more information!
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a new generation to get up close with the innovative nature of this work.
Brought to you in association with Londonewcastle Project Space, Penguin Books, London MET University, Gorilla Perfume and Third Mind Productions Ltd.
EXHIBITION: William S Burroughs - Animals in the Walls
DATES: Private View Thursday 28th August (Invite Only)
Open to public Friday 29th August - Sunday 7th September 2014
HOURS: 11am - 7pm daily
LOCATION: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP