55 Walker St.
Wednesday, August 16, free, 7:00
Ugo Rondinone’s citywide celebration of his husband, “I ❤ John Giorno,” continues Wednesday night with a special poetry jam at Artists Space organized by Bowery Poetry Club, the downtown institution down the street from John Giorno’s apartment and studio. The free event will be hosted by Bob Holman, Nikhil Melnechuk, Ashley August, and Mason Granger and feature readings by Julius Baltonado, Stefan Bondell, Steve Cannon, Lynne DeSilva Johnson, Timothy DuWhite, Joel François, Myles Golden, David Henderson, Sam Jablon, Amy Lawless, Lisa Markuson, Sam O’Hana, Noel Quiñones, Shawn Randall/Symphonics Live, Patrick Roche, Hannah Wood, and Anton Yakovlev. Swiss artist Rondinone’s tribute to his life partner, the eighty-year-old Giorno, a poet, painter, musician, and performance artist who has no time for rules, is taking place at thirteen venues, with exhibitions, wall murals, film and video, portraiture, at the Kitchen, Hunter College, the New Museum, White Columns, Sky Art in Hell’s Kitchen, the Swiss Institute, Red Bull Arts New York, Artists Space, and the Broadway and Washington Square windows.