A woman, a mythical figure, a multi-talented and a shy deer. Yoko Ono has many facets and somehow you feel to know everything about this woman and her work all the time. The first thoughts “John Lennon’s wife” we slide initially galant aside, because alone it we here do not want to reduce it. But who exactly is this woman and what she’s done over the last decades of their work? The Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt now takes care of these issues and served us a comprehensive retrospective, which should enhance each Bank city visit a lot due to Yoko Ono’s 80th birthday.
In the focus: the diverse Cosmos of this influential artist – including characteristic works of the past 60 years and especially their concept – film – performance art, their music, and their role in the peace movement and feminism. About 100 objects, films, room-filling installations, photos, drawings and text work and a separate music room want to imagine now once more the rich Lady. But those who think the Schirn Kunsthalle look only on past works, who deceives.
Yoko Ono and John Lennon – over is war!, 1969 Billboard installed in times square, New York © Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono – add color painting, 1960/1966 color, paper, aluminium foil on canvas 40 x 40 cm. collection of the artist © Yoko Ono
Also a specially designed by Yoko Ono and extra for the exhibition developed installation and performance “moving mountains” must-haves and could make the perfect transition to the present.
We certainly will be looking to this other “get together” with this mythical figure not to be missed:
Yoko Ono – walking on thin ice (video still), 1981 © Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono – balance piece, 2010 installation view “transparency: art for energy,” MACRO, Rome, Italy July 2 – 22 August 2010 photo by Marco Delogu © courtesy of Yoko Ono
SCHIRN Kunsthalle FRANKFURT,
duration: 15 February to 12 may 2013
Has conceived of the Schirn Kunsthalle retrospective is then passed to the Louisiana Museum of modern art in Humlebak, Kunsthalle Krems, as well as to see the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao be. “
All images: Schirn Kunsthalle press.