Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno — the first major U.S. exhibition about the late American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno— opens simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City. The show is a work of art by Giorno’s husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, celebrating Giorno’s life and artistic legacy. Taking place in his chosen hometown, the exhibition affords a unique opportunity for Giorno’s contributions to be recognised within the canons of American poetry and art history, and celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday.
Expanding upon the exhibition that took place at Palais de Tokyo in Paris from October 2015 to January 2016, I ♥ John Giorno was re-conceptualiseed specifically for New York, highlighting Giorno’s significant relationship with the city, and his singular role in creating and fostering community. The project is a collaboration between leading non-profit and alternative spaces across New York, which joined forces for the first time to mount a multilayered exhibition on a single subject. Partner venues include: Artists Space, High Line Art, Howl! Happening, Hunter College Art Galleries, The Kitchen, New Museum, Red Bull Arts New York, Rubin Museum of Art, Sky Art, Swiss Institute, White Columns, and 80WSE Gallery. Frahm & Frahm was proud to present the John Giorno Archive and Rondinone’s film THANX 4 NOTHING at Sky Art.
For more information, visit: ilovejohngiorno.nyc/about