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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating Ocula Conversation Zoe Butt on the Challenges and Rewards of Curating

Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...

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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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John Giorno

b. 1936, USA

American poet and performance artist, John Giorno, is considered a leading figure of the Beat Generation, a group of American post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s through the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired. Born in New York in 1936, Giorno graduated from Columbia University in 1958. He briefly worked as a stockbroker in New York before meeting Andy Warhol in 1962. The pair became lovers and Warhol remained an important influence for Giorno’s developments on poetry, performance and recordings.

Further inspired by subsequent relationships with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, Giorno began applying Pop Art techniques of appropriation of found imagery to his poetry, producing The American Book of the Dead in 1964. That same year, he began applying cut up and montage techniques to found texts. His first audio poem piece of this sort was played at the Paris Museum of Modern Art Biennale in 1965. He founded the not-for-profit production company, Giorno Poetry Systems, and organized a number of multimedia poetry experiments and events, including Dial-A-Poem. In 1970, his Dial-A-Poem installation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, connected words and images to confront audiences with poetry in different contexts.

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BIG EGO XL by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoBIG EGO XL, 2017 Silkscreen print
182.8 x 182.8 cm
Cahiers d'Art
LIVING IN YOUR EYES by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoLIVING IN YOUR EYES, 2017 Archival pigment print
90 x 90 cm
Cahiers d'Art
I WANT TO CUM IN YOUR HEART by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoI WANT TO CUM IN YOUR HEART, 2017 Archival pigment print
90 x 90 cm
Cahiers d'Art
YOU GOT TO BURN TO SHINE by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoYOU GOT TO BURN TO SHINE, 2017 Archival pigment print
66 x 66 cm
Cahiers d'Art
WE GAVE A PARTY FOR THE GODS AND THE GODS ALL CAME by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoWE GAVE A PARTY FOR THE GODS AND THE GODS ALL CAME, 2017 Archival pigment print
66 x 66 cm
Cahiers d'Art
THE WORLD JUST MAKES ME LAUGH by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoTHE WORLD JUST MAKES ME LAUGH, 2017 Archival pigment print
66 x 66 cm
Cahiers d'Art
PREFER CRYING IN A LIMO TO LAUGHING ON A BUS by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoPREFER CRYING IN A LIMO TO LAUGHING ON A BUS, 2017 Archival pigment print
66 x 66 cm
Cahiers d'Art
LIFE IS A KILLER by John Giorno contemporary artwork
John GiornoLIFE IS A KILLER, 2017 Archival pigment print
66 x 66 cm
Cahiers d'Art

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, John Giorno, GOD IS MAN MADE at Almine Rech, Paris
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21 November–19 December 2015 John Giorno GOD IS MAN MADE Almine Rech, Paris

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Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Related Press Ugo Rondinone 'I ♥ John Giorno' at Various venues, New York Mousse Magazine : 27 July 2017

Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno—the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—has opened simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno's husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of John...

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John Giorno Related Press John Giorno artforum.com : 25 July 2017

I learned early on from the eats, such as Allen Ginsburg and William Burroughs—and the Pop artists too—that archives were very important. This was around the late 1950s, or the beginning of the '60s. So, I just saved all of my work. My parents had a house in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, and for fifty years I brought everything I made...

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Love Poems: John Giorno around New York Related Press Love Poems: John Giorno around New York Art in America : 29 June 2017

As its title suggests, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno is both a valentine from a sweetheart and an open invitation to explore the legacy of an iconic New York poet. In celebration of John Giorno's eightieth birthday, Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, who is his husband and occasional collaborator, has restaged and substantially expanded an elaborate...

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A Spin Through All 13 Venues of ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’ in New York Related Press A Spin Through All 13 Venues of ‘Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno’ in New York ARTnews : 21 June 2017

Tonight, on the longest night of the year, 13 different venues will play host to the stateside edition of Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno, a massive exhibition of work by the artist John Giorno presented as a work of art by his husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. It's an expansion of the show that went up at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in...

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