Giorno & Ugo Rondinone~John – Agnès b., Point d’ironie # 17


Rédacteur en chef: Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Agnès b., Paris
Year: 2000

Softcover, double folded, 30,5 x 43,4 cm, 8 page artist's publication.
condition: mint
A hybrid publication, half newspaper, half poster. The series originated during a discussion between agnes b., Christian Boltanski and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Each issue gives carte blanche to an artist to appropriate the space of the paper.
This issue of Point d'ironie is a collaboration between John Giorno and Ugo Rondinone. I knew of the trans-generational dialogue between the two artists, who see each other regularly since Rondinone moved to New York, and so invited them to work together. Rondinone disguised Giorno as a clown and took photos to accompany Giorno's poem "Demons in the Details" and vice versa.

Giorno's poem has since been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese, available on flyers which accompany the Point d'ironie. We would like to thank both artists for the wonderful dialogue. We are also indebted to Brigitte Cornand for triggering the contact with John Giorno. Hans Ulrich Obrist



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