A visitor looks at 'Self-Portrait (Tanger)' by US writer William S. Burroughs at the Burroughs exhibition at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, 22 March 2012.
The museum of new art at the Center for Art and Mediatechnologies (ZKM) shows Burroughs' non-literary work for the first time. The exhibition 'The name is Burroughs - expanded media' will display multi-media works by Burroughs from 24 March on. EPA/JAN-PHILIPP STROBEL.
KARLSRUHE.- Such works as “Naked Lunch” or “The Soft Machine” are what made William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) world famous as an author. Far less known, by contrast, is that Burroughs, as a cross-media artist, also produced a comprehensive, varied body of work that no less experiments with audio tape, film and photography as it does with painting and collages. The comprehensive exhibition “the name is BURROUGHS – expanded media” presents the author’s artistic output in Germany for the first time; it examines the multiple affiliations between literary and experimental image production, further augmenting the image by way of the representation of “collaborations” Burroughs produced in association with other artists. The exhibition gains additional appeal thanks to a series of works by contemporary international artists who each make unambiguous ... More