MAC Lyon, France March 9th - July 10th According to Louise Blouin Media"the exhibition will span the period from and will survey the full spectrum of her vast and diverse practice across sound, film, participation, instruction, architecture, installations, and environments. Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Director of the Museum Astrup Fearnley in Oslo, LAND OF HOPE is formed by an intramural display, with the important collaboration in partnership with the project, the Memory and Tolerance Museum that assumes the responsibility for this part, that gives center and forcefulness to the other pieces distributed throughout the city, which are located in public or semi-public spaces which makes up the exhibition outside the walls; this dimension in turn, was conducted in coordination with the Ministry of Culture CDMX, the Trustfund for the Historic Downtown, the Subway Sistem, the Chapultepec Park and the new space for contemporary art PARADISO PROJECT based Mitra, located in the building of the Archdiocese of Mexico — as well as art that uses advertising media spaces as support; which all these together make the city itself the exhibition space for Yoko Ono as has not happened before. However, when visitors arrived at the Museum there was little evidence of her work.
For more than 50 years Yoko Ono has been a leading avant-garde artist and a pioneer in the artistic fields to which she has devoted her life, and she continues to occupy a central position in contemporary art.
Yoko Ono expresses herself with equal simplicity and originality in visual art, poetry, film, music, installation, performance art and events. The main element in her works is ideas, not materials.
Many of these ideas are poetic, bizarre and utopian, others are realizable in practice. They reflect her subtle humour as much as her decidedly socially critical attitudes.
While some ideas are manifested in the form of objects, others remain on the non-material plane. In this way the artist gives the viewer an active role in the process of creation. In Yoko Ono returned to America to attend Sarah Lawrence College, just outside of New York City and already in the early s became known for her ground-breaking, experimental conceptual and performance works, which were shown at first in New York and later in Japan.
The Instructions for Paintings exhibited in andlike her famous performance like her famous performance Cut Piece and the book Grapefruit, both from helped to consolidate her position at the leading edge of the New York and Tokyo avant-garde milieu. The first section of the exhibition features the most important works from this period, including film and photo documentation of the early performances, texts, films and objects, and sheds light on her crucial influence on the Fluxus movement around George Maciunas and on early conceptual and performance art.
As early as she wrote various conceptual architectural pieces. This architectural wall, with its ambiguous title, involves six different options offering varied experiences, all depending on which the visitor chooses.
The exhibition continues with large spatial installations and recent works, as well as a brand new installation, Moving Mountains, created especially for this exhibition.
Some of the forms she uses to achieve this are through the use of social media, billboards and Participation Pieces. The idea of the project is to use the fences for temporary artistic initiatives, so that the fences form an exciting part of the cityscape.
Yoko Ono is well known for using city space as an expanded exhibition space. The words can be experienced as poetic pauses for thought in the pulsating life of the city challenging the viewer to think about the everyday scene in new and different ways. Go-Card art postcards In collaboration with Yoko Ono, Go-Card is publishing three art postcards with poetic statements by the artist, created especially for the occasion.View Yoko Ono’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community.
Yoko has 4 jobs listed on their profile. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Yoko Title: Project Manager at BANDAI . Yoko Ono turns 85 today (February 18), and while many remember her for being the wife of the late John Lennon, Ono is a revered performance artist in her own right.
In honor of Ono’s birthday, here are three very different (and very unique) performance art pieces from her. About Yoko Ono. Especially since the YES Yoko Ono world-touring exhibition and publication, organised by Japan Society, New York (), Yoko Ono has been truly recognised as one of the major figures of 20th century contemporary art.
In she received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale for her lifetime achievements. Since then, in –14 her retrospective YOKO ONO.
The latest Tweets from Yoko Ono (@yokoono). IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread PEACE. New York. Yoko Ono joked at the press conference that we all knew so much about her already.
It’s true that there are several preconceptions about Ono. Before the exhibition when I told friends that I was going to the opening of the Half- A- Wind Show: A Retrospective, their initial reaction was one of. Yoko Ono (Japanese, b) is a musician, composer, and multimedia artist, most active in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
After Ono''s family moved from Tokyo to Scarsdale, NY in the early s, she enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College.