WEBSITE UPDATE: AN ESSAY ABOUT ONO’S MUSIC
LIBERTÉ CONQUÉRANTE GROWING FREEDOM OPENING 25.4. IN CANADA
The Fondation Phi: ”This major exhibition in two parts will underscore the cornerstones of action, participation, and imagination in the work of Yoko Ono. Taking place in both of the Fondation’s buildings, the first part, The instructions of Yoko Ono will focus on her ‘instruction’ works that emphasize the role of the visitor in their completion. Among works to be presented are text–based instructions such as Lighting Piece (1955), as well as participatory works including Mending Piece (1966), Horizontal Memories (1997), and Arising (2013). Also included is Water Event (1971/2016), which will invite the participation of 12 artists from Montreal and other parts of Canada.”
”The second part of the exhibition, The art of John and Yoko will present the arc of collaborative art projects for peace undertaken by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Among these is the Acorn project, the War is Over peace campaign, and the Montreal bed-in, which will mark its fifty-year anniversary on May 26, 2019. Through an approach that spotlights storytelling, this part of the exhibition will feature a variety of stories from people who participated in the bed-in, told in their own voices and words. These often moving accounts testify to the impact of what became a legendary and historic event, one which remains a key reference for the indivisibility of art and life, as well as the importance of non-violent action to inspire political and social change.”
”Ultimately, this exhibition wishes to impart Yoko Ono’s massive impact on contemporary art practices, on art reception, and on activism through art. The urgency and spirit of her work remain pertinent and perhaps more important than ever.”
LIBERTÉ CONQUÉRANTE/GROWING FREEDOM. THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOKO ONO AND THE ART OF JOHN AND YOKO. THE FONDATION PHI POUR L’ART CONTEMPORAIN, MONTREAL, CANADA: 25.4.-15.9.2019
A NEW CAMPUS AT LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY OPENED WITH YOKO ONO’S EXHIBITION
Yorkshire Evening Post (March 28th 2019):
”The building officially opened with an exhibition by internationally renowned multimedia artist and peace activist Yoko Ono. The exhibition – Yoko Ono at Leeds – features a series of installation-based works.”
DOUBLE FANTASY – JOHN & YOKO IN LIVERPOOL
Museum of Liverpool: ”Taking a chronological journey, the exhibition starts with two unique individuals – a leading figure in the avant-garde art world and a global rock ’n’ roll star. From a tender first meeting at Indica Gallery in London, it was 18 months later that the album ’Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins’ was issued. What followed was breathtaking in its rapidity and productivity until John’s tragic and untimely death on 8 December 1980.
Through interviews, quotes and lyrics, the story of their personal and creative relationship along with their political activism and peace campaigning, is told in their own words for the very first time.
From the intimate to the iconic, the exhibition brings together unmissable objects and artworks. A rolling programme of the films that John and Yoko created, and music videos made under Yoko’s supervision are being shown. A music room, overlooking the Mersey with the couple’s albums played for visitors, features album cover art.”
DOUBLE FANTASY – JOHN & YOKO, MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL, BRITAIN: 18.5.2018-3.11.2019