Ugo Rondinone: I Love John Giorno
With: Anne Collier, Angela Bulloch, Verne Dawson, Judith Eisler, John Giorno, Mark Handforth, Matthew Higgs, Pierre Huyghe, Françoise Janicot, Scott King, Elizabeth Peyton, Michael Stipe, Ugo Rondinone, Erik Satie, Billy Sullivan, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andy Warhol
I Love John Giorno is the first retrospective devoted to John Giorno, a poetry icon of America's counterculture since the 1960s. The exhibition is a work of art in itself and an open declaration of love by Ugo Rondinone.
A seminal figure in Andy Warhol's early films, Giorno took his inspiration from Pop Art's free appropriation of found images, capturing the popular language of advertising, the television and the street. Since the mid-1960s, Giorno has developed viral strategies to share poetry with as many people as possible. In 1968, he created Dial-A-Poem, a telephone service offering random access to poems, sound artworks, songs and political speeches. A new version of the work will be accessible on the phone number T+33( 0) 800 106 106* (from 19 October 2015 to 10 January 2016).
Combining poetry, visual arts, music and performance, the exhibition reveals the significant influence of Giorno's life and work on several generations of artists who have portrayed the American poet.
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