Sunday, May 10

Yoko Ono and MoMA, Together at Last


John Lennon and Yoko Ono's billboard in Times Square, New York City, 1969
"Yoko Ono was about to burn a painting. Standing alongside curators and conservators in an unused gallery at the Museum of Modern Art this spring, the 82-year-old superstar wanted to copy a cigarette hole that John Cage, the avant-garde composer, had burned into another blank canvas of hers half a century earlier. For the remake, she had asked for the French cigarettes that Cage would have used but ended up settling for one from Nat Sherman. Lighting up in a museum that had not smelled of tobacco for decades, she reached out and, with a sure artist’s touch, scorched a tidy round hole. Velazquez painting the Spanish king could not have been watched more closely than Ms. Ono was — though it was hard to know whether these courtiers were crowding around to witness creation or to prevent conflagration. 'Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,' opening on May 17 in one of MoMA’s prestigious sixth-floor galleries, is a major event of the museum’s summer season."
NY Times
MoMA: Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971
Rejoice! Her Majesty Yoko Ono Is Getting A MoMA Exhibition

2009 January: Yoko Ono, 2009 September: Toronto Rock and Roll Revival, 2011 April: Grapefruit, 2014 February: "Walking on Thin Ice" (1981).

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