Laura Hoptman is executive director of the Drawing Center.
WE LOVE JOHN GIORNOBy Laura Hoptman and Mónica de la Torre
Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno is a sprawling, multipart exhibition that presents the extraordinary life and work of poet, artist, activist, and muse John Giorno. Encompassing nine nonprofit venues around Manhattan and a total of fifteen partnering institutions, the exhibition features paintings, films, sound installations, drawings, archival presentations, performances, and a video environment by both Giorno himself as well as by others whom he has inspired.
HENRY TAYLOR with Laura Hoptman
In advance of Henry Taylors exhibition at Blum and Poe, the artist met Laura Hoptman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center, at the Drawing Center on Wooster Street in Soho for a conversation.
EDITOR'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSBy Mónica de la Torre and Laura Hoptman
The editors would like to thank Ugo Rondinone, John Giorno, and Phong Bui for the invitation to edit a special issue of The Brooklyn Rail to be published in conjunction with the multi-part exhibition I ♥ John Giorno.