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A survey of current and recent art exhibitions around the world, organized geographically and archived categorically including architecture and design.

 

Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs represents a themed selection of Burroughs’ work in a variety of media. It ranges from cut-up soundworks, visual collages and abstract shotgun paintings to rare books, documentary films, many rare photographs and ephemera. William Burroughs’ work is hard to define as an artist and he offers numerous ways to read and understand his large body of creative work. Particular emphasis is on the collage and cut-up techniques used by Burroughs as an important and influential part of his artistic language and legacy. His early collage experiments and the possibilities they imply have had a wide-ranging impact on the use of tape-collage and lyric forms by artists such as The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, and Sonic Youth among many others as well as the technique of digital sampling. Burroughs opened up new methods of writing and creating soundworks inviting a variety of possibilities for future artists. He was central to the Beats with their free-thinking redefinition of the American way of life and made cut-up tapes and audio assemblages before multi-track, sound collage became a veritable mode of artistic expression. The exhibition will showcase many works that have rarely been exhibited and aims to offer new insights into a layered, complex, artistic process and mind...


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