Laurie Anderson, experimental artist and musician created an original video for the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève as a tribute to her friend John Giorno, who passed away last year. The poet left a unique and rich body of work touching upon every artistic and creative form. On the occasion of the John Giorno Poetry Day, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève will celebrate the American poet on the 5th floor, the digital extension of the Centre, with “7 pieces for John Giorno”, a musical tribute curated by Guillaume Sorge (curator of the radio program on the 5th floor) with contributions by Laurie Anderson, Felicia Atkinson, Angel Bat Dawid, Bendik Giske, Kassel Jaeger, Thurston Moore and Lucy Railton.

On September 19th, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, the MAMCO and Les Bains des Pâquis propose GIORNO GENEVA, on the occasion of the John Giorno Poetry Day initiated by the Centre Pompidou. An online tribute, an exhibition, readings and performances by artists that have been influenced by the life and the work of the poet will be hosted for the occasion.

Programme:

10.30-11.30, Bains des Pâquis
Performances by Christian Schultz, Diane Rivoire and Regina Joye as part of the poetic aperitifs

18.00-21.00, Ground floor of the Bâtiment d’art contemporain
Performances by Gilles Furtwängler, Agnès Vannouvong, Vincent Barras. Readings of poems of John Giorno by Kayije Kagame. DJ set by Francis Baudevin.
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You can find the full program on the website of the Centre.

Image: Peter Ross

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