Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs. The Art of William S. Burroughs

19. 02. 2013 - 07. 04. 2013
Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs: Danger, Paris, 1959, Barry Miles Archive

CURATORS professor Colin Fallows, Synne Genzmer


The Exhibition Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs comes to the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Ljubljana from the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, where it enjoyed great success as a highly attractive show, due to its rich mix of media, by which the visionary power of the artist’s oeuvre is superbly presented. In terms of art, it is relevant in its analysis of his impact on contemporary art. The exhibition is the first presentation of the visual oeuvre of William S. Burroughs in Slovenia.It encompasses a thematic selection of his works created in a variety of mediums: from audio cut-ups, visual collages and abstract paintings depicted with a shotgun, to rare books, films, photographs and ephemeral material. Many works have so far been rarely exhibited. The artwork of William S. Burroughs is hard to define, since the artist offers many ways of reading and understanding his extensive creative oeuvre. The exhibition places a special focus on the collage and cut-up techniques, which form an important and influential part of Burroughs’ artistic language, as well as his creative legacy.


The curators of the exhibition Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs, Professor Colin Fallows and Synne Genzmer, will give a tour of the exhibition on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 11.00.
The guided tour will be conducted in the English language.


On the occasion of the exhibition we have reprinted the exhibition catalogue Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs, The Art of William S. Burroughs (published by the Kunsthalle Wien and Verlag für Moderne Kunst). 

editors Kunsthalle Wien, Colin Fallows, Synne Genzmer
Ljubljana, 2013
176 pages, English and German language, colour reproductions
Price 25 EUR