Don’t Miss: JG Reads, a film by Rirkrit Tiravanija, at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, through December 20, 2008

December 15th, 2008

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Still from JG Reads, a film by Rirkrit Tiravanija, via Gavin Brown’s  enterprise

John Giorno–poet, musician, performance artist, and collaborator with William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol–is the protagonist of a film by Rirkrit Tiravanija, currently showing at Gavin Brown’s enterprise.  Giorno, who was the subject of Warhol’s first film (Sleep, 1963), is considered a fixture of the New York creative community.  His studio was an experimentation hub for the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, John Cage, and other groundbreaking postwar artists.  The film, which runs for 10 hours, incorporates five decades of John Giorno’s music, poetry, and memoirs from a very interesting life, aiming to capture what the gallery’s press release refers to as a “New York that now exists only as an idea.”

JG READS by Rirkrit Tiravanija
through December 20, 2008
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
620 Greenwich St, New York, NY
Open Tues – Sat, 10am through 6pm

Gallery: Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Exhibit site: JG Reads
JG Reads Press Release
Video: JG Reads