Opening on Friday, August 25th, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to announce the sixth solo exhibition by John Giorno with the gallery, on view from August 25 to October 14, 2023.
"I am a poet” and "I am a Buddhist” are the two ways John Giorno most often introduces himself. These two identities are central to our understanding of the artist. However, as a Zen monk once said, "How can we appreciate the beauty of the moon when we are in it?" It would be futile to look directly for traces of Buddhism in Giorno's artworks. We shall take a detour to appreciate his art.
— Neil Zhang, curator and researcher in Buddhism