The Jean-Jacques Lebel multi-media Beat Generation exposition opened last week (simultaneously, in four European locations!). We’ve already shown one (Arte tv) – here’s another – (Mirabelle) French tv – preview
Meanwhile, back in the United States (San Francisco) at the CJM (Contemporary Jewish Museum), Beat Memories, the Allen Ginsberg photo exhibition continues. On Sunday (this Sunday) from 2 to 5 – “Snapshot Poetics Now – Queer Encounters With Allen Ginsberg” – “Inspired by Ginsberg’s collection of inscribed snapshots, Bay Area artists and scholars will create a unique performance-based tour of the gallery. Performances will be drawn from encounters with Allen Ginsberg and his legendary cohort of Beat writers, artists, and lovers”. “Performers and scholars” include Jewelle Gomez, Richard Meyer, Tirza Latimer, Justin Chin,Jaime Cortez, and DL Alvarez.
A previous Beat Memories-related event took place in the Museum a couple of weeks back –“Quiet Lightning – Neighborhood Heroes Edition” – Here‘s Tom Comitta introducing and presenting his “Howl” track 4 (from “Howl in Six Voices 20/10”) from that event
Happy Summer Solstice!