PAST solo shows
360, Tokyo, Japan
November 6th - 25th 2006
release: "This show was exhibited under the title heal for the first time in Berlin this past February. The title was changed to wake for the exhibition shown later in Antwerp, Belgium. Now it is entitled open in
Tokyo. Two maps of the city where the exhibition is held are displayed on the
wall, one of which is an old map of the city in early 1900, the other is the current
map of the city. Rubber stamps engraved with the show title of each city hang
on the wall. The viewers are supposed to take the stamp and mark the map at the
place, where they want to 'heal', 'wake' or 'open'.
city has its own long history and past, and it also leaves the traces that the
city has been broken by wars, natural disasters such as earthquakes, but the memory
of which has faded over time. When scientists discovered DNA in the 20th century,
it revealed the truth of life as 'Information System' that was created so accurately
beyond belief. The streets and corners of a city designed in a complicated way
tend to be described as pulse, blood vessels, and nerves running under human skin.
A city is regarded as an emptied human body. Yoko Ono provides a word to a city
that she assumes it needs. Then, the viewers think of the meaning of the word
and heal the pain and the past that the city embraces through the action of stamping.
Through these healing actions, they will feel themselves healed.
more positive word open has become the title of Tokyo exhibition. There has been
booming enthusiasm about Japan recently. How will the metropolitan city, Tokyo,
now open itself to the world as the center of Japan? That will be the biggest
concern. Yoko Ono has been proposing that science and art would change the world,
and she acts accordingly. Taking another hard look at a city is looking back on
yourself. She questions what we can do to achieve the true globalism after healing
the pain caused in the past."
Art Museum, California, USA
October 18th 2006 - March 28th 2007
the museum press release: "The Berkeley Art Museum is delighted to present
an exhibition of Yoko Ono's instruction paintings selected from that groundbreaking publication. Gracefully expressive, enchanting,
and original, the paintings are presented as wall texts that fill the gallery
in the same way that paintings on canvas do. However, the conceptual nature of
the art offers the beholder a means of taking the paintings home in the form of
a do-it-yourself idea."
Yoko Ono related films will be a part of this exhibition during January 16th - February 13th:
"In the feature-length version of a short Yoko Ono made
as a member of the Fluxus group, she filmed some 365 sets of naked buttocks and
recorded the wry comments of the models, who were recruited from among the London
avant-garde community. With Dore Bowen and Cathy Lee Crane's Becoming Academic
Part II: Falling for Yoko."
"A London cameraman
stalks a woman who eventually becomes frantic: an intriguing work of feminism
and film critique, as well as a commentary on celebrity for the likes of Yoko
Ono. With Ono shorts Freedom and Fly."
Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous 1969 bed-in was a singular
(actually, a double) antiwar protest. With Kota Ezawa's Lennon, Sontag, Beuys
and Yong Soon Min and Allan deSouza's Will **** for Peace."
Dougherty's video based obliquely on Ono's book Grapefruit reconstructs moments
from the charmed history of John and Yoko. In an all-female cast, Susie Bright
plays John. With Gregory Sale's Looking for Yoko Ono and Ono/Lennon short Apotheosis."
WAKE YOKO ONO
- Galerie Gianluca Ranzi, Antwerpen, Belgium
June 15th - July 15th 2006
of Yoko Ono during the opening and of the exhibition
YOKO ONO'S INSTALLATIONS AT CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
St Paul's Cathedral, London, Britain
June 26th - July 13th 2006
release: "Morning Beams is a dramatic installation using rope to create the
illusion of beams of light from a natural light source. The beams reach the floor
where they shine onto River Bed, a 'river of life' made from pebbles. These works,
along with Wish Tree, belong to a recent series of works created by Yoko Ono which
use elements from the natural worlds to enable the viewer to interact with her
artwork. Sited in the North Transept of St Paul's, adjacent to Holman Hunt's Light
of the World, they create an environment of meditative reflection."
CENTRE A, Vancouver,
June 3rd - July 1st 2006
release: "The exhibition brings together three works by Yoko Ono that speak
to the theme of imagining peace. Transmitting real-time images of the sky to a
television set inside the gallery, Sky TV (1966) is one
of the earliest video installations ever made and is Yoko Onos only work
in video art. In Mend Peace, the audience participates by mending broken china.
For Wish Tree, visitors are invited to write down
their desires on pieces of paper and tie them to trees in the gallery. At the
end of the exhibition, all the wishes will be saved and sent to New York to be
included in the Tower of Peace that Yoko Ono will make in Iceland. Mending
Peace is curated by Alice Ming Wai Jim and accompanied by an illustrated
exhibition booklet with an essay by Midori Yoshimoto."
HEAL YOKO ONO
Davide Di Maggio, Berlin, Germany
February 23rd - April 20th 2006
We're All Water and other pieces by Yoko Ono. We're All Water is inspired by a concept
that Yoko Ono published in 1967, for her exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in London:
are water / I'm water / we're all water in different containers / that's why it's
so easy to meet / someday we'll evaporate together / but even after the water's
gone / we'll probably point out to the containers / and say - that's me there,
that one - / we're container minders"
SKY TV FOR HOKKAIDO
Shimizu, Hokkaido, Japan
8th - 30th 2005
Sky TV for Hokkaido 2005 (15 TV monitors
that air the Hokkaido sky), Wish tree, Blue Room
event, Cloud Piece (a hole dug in the garden with a mirror), films by Yoko Ono.
TV is displayed in a deserted house in Hokkaido. Also
other pieces by Yoko Ono will be located at the deserted house.
there an art that can be greater than the beauty of the sky?
Tree for Hokkaido: the tags on which the wishes were written are going to be sent
to Yoko Ono once a year and accommodated by the peaceful prayer obelisk in Iceland.
exhibition will be opened to the public this year June 3rd-October 29th 2006 (Sunday),
only on Saturdays and Sundays. Those who want to see the exhibition are asked
to gather in front of Cafe Kisara within Tokachi
Millennium Forest at 1:30PM. A guide will take you to the exhibition site.
WE'RE ALL WATER
360°, Tokyo, Japan
October 6th - 29th 2005
Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany:
August 6th - October 23rd 2005
pieces by Yoko Ono, for instance Bottoms (1966), Rape (1969) and Fly (1970).
Other pieces for instance Painting to hammer a nail and Ceiling
Yoko Ono will also do a performance in the Passau
Opera House on October 22nd 2005 (please notice the date change).
June 4th - August 14th 2005
following works will be shown in the exhibition: Instructions For Paintings (1961/1962),
Sky Machine (1966), Half-A-Room (1967), Amaze (1971/2003), Vertical Memories (1997), Horizontal Memories (1997/2005), Sky Tv
(1966/2005), Wish Tree (1996/2005), Morning Beams
(1996/2005), Riverbed / Cleaning Piece (1996/2005), Crickets (1998) Water Event (1971/2005). They will
be shown together with the films: film No. 1 (Match)
(1966), film No. 4 (Bottoms) (1966-1967), film No. 5 (Smile) (1968), Rape (1969),
Fly (1970), Freedom (1970), Apotheosis (1970) and Erection (1971), and the musical
works Cough Piece, Fly and A Blueprint for The Sunrise.
Japanese artist Yoko Ono (b. 1933) will be presented to a wider public in Switzerland
for the first time in the comprehensive solo exhibition at the migros museum für
gegenwartskunst. Yoko Ono organised her first happenings and performances as early
as the 1950s, and later on was one of the driving forces behind the Fluxus movement.
The exhibition combines her most important works from the 1960s and 1970s with
more recent ones, providing an overview of her creative output. It includes installations,
sculptures, films and photographs as well as her famous Instructions. Emphasis
is also placed on the artists musical work. "
will also be a special event by Yoko Ono in Schauspielhaus
Zürich on June 2nd 2005.
Photos of Yoko Ono at the opening of this exhibition
Ruethmueller, Basel, Switzerland
June 4th - July 30th 2005
Portikus im Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- 26th 2005
release: "The exhibition Dream Universe takes Yoko Ono's "Instruction
Works" as a starting point. In this piece, which has been developing
continually since the early 1960s, the participation of the viewer is necessary
in order to realise the individual works, where questions about the nature of
ephemera and the demystification of the art object rise to the foreground. In
Yoko Ono's first exhibition of "Instruction Paintings and Drawings",
which took place in 1961 in George Maciunas A G Gallery in New York City, she
reduced her work to a simple concept where the gallery visitors were invited to
take part in the creative process and participate in the execution of the artwork.
For Dream Universe, We have invited a group of students from the Städelschule
to realise the "Instructions" that Yoko Ono has proposed as well as
some that they have selected themselves.
film no. 3 toilet thoughts
Prepare 365 copies of a poster and paste them in bar toilets around the city.
Leave them for a week and take pictures of all 365 copies. Leave them again for
a month and take pictures of them. Go on until you are satisfied or until the
posters disappear. Make a film by stringing all the pictures together. 1968
1) Give a print of the same film to many directors.
2) Ask each
one to re-edit the print.
3) Show all the versions together omnibus style.
Watch the sun until it becomes
square. 1962 winter
The Presentation of the individual works
will assume different forms and will change during the duration of the exhibition
as the process entails. Works will be executed in the exhibition context, in public
spaces and also in a publication that will be available at the end of the exhibition.
Will Benedict, Kerstin Cmelka, Andreas Diefenbach, Özlem
Günyol, Tamara Henderson, Juliana Herrero, Hanna Hildebrand, Andrei Koschmieder,
Mustafa Kunt, Maria M. Loboda, Sarah Ortmeyer, Anna Ostoya, Simone Slee, Taner
Tümkaya, Hendrik Zimmer."
Photos of Yoko Ono during the Dream Universe opening
A fuller list of Yoko
Ono's exhibitions from 1961 to present
installations by Yoko Ono