Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the dots from the Situationist International to Malcolm McLaren

John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ

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Saturday 26 September 2015 – Wednesday 14 January 2015
Opening Hours: 11am - 5pm (Tuesday - Friday) 11am - 4pm (Saturday)

Preview

Saturday 26 September 2015, 1pm-3pm
Free / All welcome

From Situationism to Beat to Punk, Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges unites a group of remarkable radical artists, poets, writers and activists who initiated, perpetrated and influenced a range of seminal post-war alternative movements.

Presenting rarely exhibited material – including cut-ups, film, video, sound and slide, as well as self-published books, pamphlets, anarchist propaganda, punk ephemera and graphics – the exhibition examines the creative interplay between William Burroughs,Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Alexander Trocchi and King Mob, and their collective influence on Malcolm McLaren in his endeavours to disrupt the cultural and social status quo from the 1960s to his premature death in 2010.

The title of the exhibition is derived from the phrase, “de beaux yeux pour faire sauter des ponts”, taken from correspondence between Guy Debord and his friend Hervé Falcou, 1949-53.

Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges is a John Hansard Gallery exhibition curated by David Thorp and Paul Gorman. With special thanks to the Malcolm McLaren Estate.

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