The John Giorno Poetry Day at Paris Centre Pompidou

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 1 September 2020 at 15h37 · Updated on 2 September 2020 at 15h35
Paris Centre Pompidou invites poetry lovers to discover The John Giorno Poetry Day on Saturday September 19, 2020 for a tribute day to the poet who passed on October 2019. On the menu: contemporary art and readings of poems.

A wonderful tribute to a very original artist… Paris Centre Pompidou devotes a special day on Saturday September 19, 2020 to poet John Giorno who passed on October 2019. Called  The John Giorno Poetry Day, this international event was created by writers Anne-James Chaton and Jean-Michel Espitailler, in partnership with several cultural institutions in the whole world including the Festival Actoral, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Maison de la Poésie de Nantes, and even the Haus des Kultur der Welt in Berlin.

A tribute also taking place as part of the Festival Extra ! taking place from September 11 to 17, 2020 at the Centre Pompidou, and a special day said to bring together artists, historians, and art critics close to the late poet, including Ugo Rondinone, Anne Waldman, Charles Pennequin, Joël Hubaut and even Thurston Moore. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., an eclectic program expects you such as video screening (Sleep by Andy Warhol, Bardo pour John Giorno by Laure Limongi and so on), as well as reading performances, panels, concerts and even exhibition tours.

A wonderful occasion to pay tribute to an artist and to discover his most contemporary work, and who knows, perhaps discovering a passion for poetry and improbable meeting with modern art… Let’s give it a go, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 19 September 2020
From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.



    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris 4

    Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"

    Tarif réduit: 12 €
    Plein tarif: 15 €

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