Palais, Issue 22 ("I heart John Giorno"), October 2015



















This bilingual French/English issue is fully dedicated to John Giorno, containing photos, poems, essays, reproductions, and recollections. William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin are throughout this issue (long-term friendship, Giorno Poetry Systems, the Nova Convention, readings together, etc.). 

Burroughs contributes "The Déjà Vu Experience", from John Giorno's You Got to Burn to Shine (High Risk Books, 1993), p. 197.

Published in Paris, France by Palais de Tokyo in October 2015.

Bibliographic Information: 

  • Not in Schottlaender (v4)
  • Raven 20151000PALA.0.22
Selected Contents: 
  • Multiple photographs of John Giorno, friends, events, recordings, and ephemera
  • newspaper clippings (reviews, etc)
  • Jean de Loisy: "La vie magnifique / Magnificent Life" (editorial)
  • Ugo Rondinone: 
    • "Qui est John Giorno? / Who is John Giorno?" (poetry)
    • Working model of the "I (heart) John Giorno" exhibition.
    • "Thanx 4 Nothing" (video stills)
  • Florence Ostende: 
    • "John Giorno et Ugo Rondinone: arbres généalogiques / John Giorno and Ugo Rondinone: Family Trees" (essay)
    • Prefaces for sections
  • Scott King: brief statement
  • John Giorno: 
    • "Thanx 4 Nothing on my 70th Birthday in 2006 / Merci pour rien pour mon 70e anniversaire en 2006" (poetry)
    • "Silent Decree" (poetry)
    • "Dial-a-Poem Hype / Le phénomène Dial-a-Poem" (essay)
    • "Pornographic Poem / Poème pornographique" (poetry)
    • "Street Works" (poetry/performance)
    • "There Was a Bad Tree / Il y avait un mauvais arbre" (poetry)
    • "She Tasted Death" (poetry)
    • "God Is Man Made / Dieu est façonné par l'homme" (poetry)
    • "Sleeptalking" (from Sleeptalking by Pierre Huyghe)
    • "We All Go Back to Where We Belong" (poetry)
    • photograph of Brion Gysin, Tangier
    • "Beef Cattle" (poetry)
    • images from Poems by John Giorno, Balling Buddha, Cancer in My Left Ball, and Shit Piss Blood Pus & Brains, Grasping at Emptiness
    • Multiple artworks
  • Marcia Bassett, Anastasia Clarke, and John Giorno: "Things Come to You, and You Put Them in Boxes / Le choses viennent à vous et vous les mettez dans des boîtes" (interview)
  • Andy Warhol and John Giorno: "Andy Warhol Interviewed by a Poet / Andy Warhol interviewé par un poète" (interview)
  • Bruce Jenkins: "Some Notes on John Giorno and Andy Warhol / Quelques notes sur John Giorno et Andy Warhol" (essay)
  • Jean-Jacques Lebel: 
    • "John Giorno Here and Now / John Giorno ici, aujourd'hui" (essay)
    • photograph
  • Daniel Kane: "'Why is it so boring?': John Giorno, Pornographic Poem, and The New York School of Poetry Garbage / 'Pourquoi est-ce si ennuyeux?': John Giorno, le Pornographic Poem et les inepties de l'École de New York de poésie" (essay)
  • Laura Hoptman: 
    • "Words Come from Sound: John Giorno's Killer Life in Art / Les mots viennent du son: la vie artistique de John Giorno est une tuerie" (essay)
    • photograph
  • Marcus Boon: "John Giorno and Buddhist Poetics / John Giorno et la poétique bouddhiste" (essay)
  • Vivian Kurz: "John Giorno and the Nyingma Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism / John Giorno et l'école nyingmapa du bouddhisme tibétain" (essay)
  • Nathalie Bazin: "The Nyingmapa: the Most Ancient Practitioners of Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism / Les Nyingmapa: les plus anciens représentants du bouddhisme ésotérique au Tibet" (essay)
  • Billy Sullivan: 
    • Statement on John Giorno
    • "John, 222 Bowery" (painting)
  • Elizabeth Peyton: 
    • Statement on John Giorno
    • "John Giorno" (painting)
  • Judith Eisler: 
    • Statement on John Giorno
    • "John" (painting)
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija: 
    • "JG Reads / JG lit" (statement on John Giorno)
    • "Untitled 2008 (JG Reads)" (film stills)
  • Verne Dawson: 
    • "The Ideal Model / Le Modèle idéal" (on John Giorno)
    • "Portrait of John Giorno" (painting)
  • Françoise Janicot: photographs of John Giorno and friends
  • Bernard Heidsieck: from the preface to John Giorno's Suicide Sutra
  • William S. Burroughs: "The Déjà Vu Experience / L'Expérience du déjà-vu" (from John Giorno's You Got to Burn to Shine)
  • Gérard-Georges Lemaire: "19, Quai de Bourbon" (on Brion Gysin and John Giorno)
  • Anne Collier: photographic survey of Giorno Poetry Systems albums
  • Michael Stipe: on John Giorno
  • Peter Ross: "John Giorno and Ugo Rondinone" (photographs)
  • John Giorno and Ugo Rondinone: 
    • "There Was a Bad Tree" (installation)
    • "Point d'ironie, n.17" (image of poster) 
  • Jochen Munch: photographs
  • Giorno Poetry Systems: albums, posters, mailers
  • Brion Gysin:
    • photograph of John Giorno in Tangier
    • "The Third Mind" (collage)
  • John Mills: photographs
  • Andy Warhol: 
    • "Large Sleep" (painting)
    • "John Giorno" (photobooth photographs)
    • "Untitled (John in Hammock)" (film still)
    • "Naomi and John" (film still)
    • "Screen Test: John Giorno" (film still)
    • "John Washing" (film still)
    • "Untitled (John in Country)" (film still)
    • "Sleep" (film still)
    • "Naomi" (film still)
  • Sally Chamberlain: photograph
  • Michael McClanathan: photographs
  • Kate Simon: photograph
  • Dhammadipo: photographs
  • Paul Alberts: photograph
  • Khanpo Namdroi: photograph
  • Les Levine: graphic work
  • Udo Breger: photographs
  • Salvatore Laurenzana: film stills
  • Michael Stipe and Dominic DeJoseph: "We All Go Back to Where We Belong, John" (video stills)
Publishing Information: 
  • Publisher: Jean de Loisy
  • Editor-In-Chief: Frédèric Grossi
  • Guest Editor-In-Chief: Florence Ostende
  • Editor: Vincente Simon
  • Editorial Assistants: Jessica Chèze, Justine Gautier
  • Graphic Design: Helmo
  • Translators: Peter Connor, Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Jean-Charles Massera, Ian Monk, Laurette Tassin, Adel Tincelin, John Tittensor
  • Proofreaders: Nolwenn Chauvin, Tiffany Thomas

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