October 28, 2011
Yoko Ono’s “Uncursed” Opens in New York
She was “the world’s most famous unknown artist,” according to John Lennon, whose 1969 marriage to Yoko Ono both granted her instant celebrity and nearly eclipsed a serious art career that Ono had nurtured in avant-garde circles for more than a decade. Today, after major art-world recognition—including the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2009 Venice Biennale—Ono’s uniquely poetic and sly artistic practice, with its roots in Fluxus and haiku, and its heady melding of art, activism, and celebrity, is poised to take over where the rock legend ends. In July, Ono returned to her native Japan, which was still laboring under the effects of the massive earthquake in March, to accept the Hiroshima Art Prize for her peace activism, and to install an exhibition of her work at the Hiroshima City Art Museum of Contemporary Art. This week, in the midst of setting up for her second show at New York’s Galerie Lelong, which opens today, Ono, elegant and almost elfin in a jaunty straw boater, dark sunglasses, and narrow-hipped black pants, paused to speak with me about her return to Japan and the seeds of her new exhibition. Her New York show, which includes elements of the work created for the Hiroshima exhibition, began with a childhood memory.
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