Friday 29th Aug – Sunday 7th Sept 2014 Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
“Punch a hole in the big lie. Punch a hole for me.” Last Words, 1997
Artists including :
Shepard Fairey, Brion Gysin, Matt Black (of Coldcut), Cleon Peterson, Ben Frost, Arron Brookner,Yuri Zupancic,Gaston Ugalde, Mobstr, Paul Don Smith, Philip Heying, Oliver Switch, Lana Alana, Dreamachine Ft Gorilla Perfume
A new exhibition of William S Burroughs original art entitled ‘Animals in the Wall’ opens tonight for just 10 days and showcases a new side to Burroughs’ exciting work.
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. Plus 14 contributing artists, films (including Kill Your Darlings + director Q&A), talks, workshops and more comes to london at LondoNewcastle space.
This week long exclusive showcase is officially endorsed by William Burroughs Kansas estate explores a new side to Burroughs provactive works.
The act of non-conformity and dissent runs deep within the Burroughs ethos. There are many anarchic graffiti-esque elements in Burroughs’ paintings, for which he used spray paint aerosols, stencils, paste-up collages and letter forms. His marks are those of an ambitious and rebellious outsider scrawling text and layering images into new forms.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a new generation to get up close with the innovative nature of this work.