April 2019
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03 April 2019 00:00 - 07 July 2019 00:00

Five years after her retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in the MdbK, the now 86-year-old artist is showing her most extensive work show to date in Germany.

The roughly 60 works and series’ shown in Leipzig were selected by the artist in collaboration with her longstanding friend and curator Jon Hendricks and Alfred Weidinger. The works exhibition finds its ideal presentation space in the rooms of the MdbK: with its 15 galleries and three light-bathed terraces, as well as a 2,250 m² courtyard, the minimalist language and the immense capacity of the Museum, opened 2004 based on plans by the Berlin architects Hufnagel, Pütz and Rafaelian, is the perfect setting to showcase the works of Yoko Ono – expansive, light and lucid.

Yoko Ono has expressed herself in a variety of materials in her oeuvre, processing her artistic concerns in installations, films, fluxus pieces, performances and very rarely shown drawings. The Museum is particularly honoured that three of her early performances will be staged at the MdbK, directed by Yoko Ono.

Much of Yoko Ono’s work is designed to be participative. For “POWER is PEACE”, all artists living in Germany are invited to immerse themselves in her work entitled “Water Event” and to submit a contribution to the exhibition. Information for interested artists will be released shortly on the MdbK social media channels

At the opening on April 3 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Yoko Ono will show the "Water Event" to which she has invited many artists living in Germany, including sculpture network member Rainer Jacob, whose concept "Radiator, Ice and Freezer" and the object "Bucket with Squared Timber", into which Yoko Ono will pour water, will be part of the event.

More info: https://mdbk.de/ausstellungen/yoko-ono/

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