John Giorno

Ill Seen Ill Said @ White Flag Projects, Sep 17 – Oct 29

16 September 2016

The Ill Seen Ill Said group exhibition is on at St. Louis’ White Flag Projects, opening September 17 and running to October 29.

There is little information on the nature of the show, aside from the artists taking part and the title taken from Irish avant-garde writer and director Samuel Beckett‘s short novel of the same name; an enigmatic text where an old woman waits to die in obscurity.

Artists taking part in the show include Lutz Bacher, Yngve Holen, Jo Spence, Banks Violette and John Waters among others, in an exhibition that surely draws on Beckett’s favourite themes of isolation, absence of hope, and approach of death.

Others artists taking part include John Giorno, Tony Morgan (in collaboration Daniel Spoerri), Robert Morris, Jean-Luc Moulène and Carlo Scarpa.

See the White Flag Projects website for details.**

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John Giorno @ MoMA PS1, Nov 8

6 November 2015

New York’s MoMA PS1 is presenting the latest edition of Sunday Sessions, called ‘It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It’, on November 8.

Organised by poet, visual artist and Performance Poetry co-founder John Giorno, along with Mark Beasley, the event explores a contemporary generation’s use of the internet and social media, mirrored by Giorno’s poetic use of technology.

Also taking part are Harry Burke, Todd Colby, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Sophia le Fraga, Fanny Howe, Paolo Javier, Tan Lin, Morgan Parker, and Bunny Rogers, who all examine how  the internet is recalibrating digital spaces/languages and somehow express that “text and the staging of language is no longer a form fixed by the printed page.”

See the MoMa PS1 website for details.**

Illustration from Bunny Rogers' Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
Illustration from Bunny Rogers’ Columbine Library by Elliot Spence. Courtesy Guillaume Mojon.
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