‘All art is valid. We are all part of artistic community and all human beings who will achieve peace’ – Yoko Ono
“Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,” which runs from May 17 through Sept. 7, includes about 125 early art pieces, works on paper, films, installations, performances and audio recordings.
Ono Inspires us through creative, nurturing, collaborative and go getting spirit, waiting to make the world, locally and globally a better place.
Universal messages connect locally while transcending geographic boundaries and speak to the fundamental root of the human experience. She affects and effects that art is all of us and everywhere that we choose and peace will come if we smile and if we are patient and open.
During years of her extensive career, Ono moved among New York, Tokyo, and London, serving a pioneering role in the international development of Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance art. Her earliest works communicated to viewers in verbal or written form. Her creativity radically questioned the division between art and the day to day life by asking viewers to be engaged in its completion.
Ono is an extant member of Fluxus Movement of anti commercial aesthetics originated by George Maciunas. It included Nam Jun Paik, Dick Higgins, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Alan Kaprow and others that have passed.. It opened up definition of art. MoMA calls this One Woman Show and Yoko demonstrates through her explorations this concept that is an historical and current contribution.
The exhibition was organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large, MoMA, and Director, MoMA PS1; and Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints; with Francesca Wilmott, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints.
‘All art is good without judgement. Scientists have discovered smiles make us happy.’ – Yoko Ono
– Amy Cohen Banker for NY Arts