“Yoko is the world’s most famous unknown artist: Everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does,” the late John Lennon once said of his then-wife, Yoko Ono. A major retrospective in Sydney seeks to rectify this, showcasing Ms. Ono’s careers as a conceptual artist, band member, filmmaker, celebrity and peace activist.
“War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono” has become one of the most popular exhibitions ever at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Highlighting five decades of the Tokyo-born artist’s work, the show has attracted nearly 50,000 visitors since it opened in mid-November. The exhibition occupies an entire gallery of the museum as well as part of the roof. The works, which include photography, video, installations and music, retrace her path as key figure in New York’s 1960s experimental art scene to famous widow to contemporary culture giant in her own right.
Source: Scene Asia
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