In honor of Burroughs’ legacy at The Bunker and 222 Bowery, and as an important contributor and collaborator of Giorno Poetry Systems, we are pleased to announce the screening of the film Burroughs: The Movie (1983) directed by the late Howard Brookner.
Ebony L. Haynes, Director of 52 Walker, will host a discussion with Ford, taylor, and Turato on how these artists use text in their performances and paintings to mirror social and political issues respective to their generation.
The John Giorno Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural season of programming at The Bunker located at 222 Bowery. The Bunker’s program furthers The John Giorno Foundation’s mission of supporting living artists and the history of the avant-garde and queer communities in New York. Reflecting John Giorno’s ethos, activism, and artistic achievements, the program will present a diverse array of artist talks, film series, and performance. The Bunker provides a collaborative place for artists of all generations to meet.
Fundación Casa Wabi and the John Giorno Foundation present Dial-A-Poem Mexico, the first two-part posthumous edition of John Giorno's iconic public poetry service. It will be available to callers in Mexico free of charge starting on February 10, 2022.
Almine Rech London, in collaboration with the John Giorno Foundation, is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by John Giorno, marking the artist’s first posthumous solo show in the UK. The exhibition will open on October 12 and run through November 13, 2021 with an opening reception on October 12 from 5pm to 8pm.
On the occasion of John Giorno's solo exhibition at Almine Rech London, Dial-A-Poem launched in the UK for the first time on October 12. Access to the audio work first produced in 1968 is now available free of charge to local callers at +44 (0)20-4538-8429.
The John Giorno Foundation is thrilled to announce that John Giorno’s memoir, Great Demon Kings, has won a 2021 American Book Award. Award winners will be formally recognized on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 2:00–4:00 p.m., online.
The John Giorno Foundation announces their official Dial-A-Poem telephone line, available to callers on a local New York City number at +1 (917) 994-8949. Replicating many of the earliest Dial-A-Poem recordings and including later additions from the Giorno Poetry Systems record label, this collection of 286 recordings by 130 poets was hand-selected by Giorno himself in 2019 for what would become the final iteration of the analog telephone artwork. The selection of recordings celebrates the artistic, literary, political, and musical cultures with which Giorno was in dialogue from the mid-1960s onward, and includes work by titans of the performance poetry and spoken word worlds as Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Penny Arcade, Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Diane Di Prima, Diamanda Galas, Allen Ginsberg, Bernard Heidsieck, Lydia Lunch, Meredith Monk, Psychic TV, Patti Smith, Anne Waldman, Giorno, and over 100 more.
Two of John Giorno's stone poems are now on display for LongHouse Reserve's Rites of Spring Spring 2021 season opening April 17, 2021, alongside new artworks by Daniel Arsham, Beverly Pepper, and Prune Nourry.
October 1, 2020: Karma Books, Farrar Straus & Giroux, and the John Giorno Foundation to celebrate “Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Demons, and Enlightenment” by John Giorno
With appearances by: Phong H. Bui, Laura Hoptman, Penny Arcade, Elisabeth Kley, Precious Okoyomon, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and Lee Ranaldo, among others.