Yoko Ono

Feb 15, 2013

Frankfurt on the Main

Yoko Ono is one of the most influential artists of our time. In honor of the 80th birthday of the artist, who was born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt currently presents an extensive retrospective. Half-A-Wind Show. A Retrospective features a comprehensive survey of the multifaceted universe of this extraordinary artist, who is regarded as a pioneer of early conceptual, film and performance art as well as a key figure in the world of music, the peace movement and feminism, who continues to play an influential role in current developments in art.

Some 200 objects, films, spatial installations, photographs, drawings and textual pieces as well as a special music room will shed light on the diverse media landscape of Ono’s art and the central themes of her oeuvre. The retrospective devotes particular attention to Yoko Ono’s works from the 1960s and 1970s. It features, among other exhibits, such groundbreaking works as the ‘Instructions for Paintings’, first exhibited in 1961 and 1962; the performance ‘Cut Piece’ (1964); and her book ‘Grapefruit’, published in 1964. Yoko Ono has also developed a new work — the installation and performance Moving Mountains — specifically for the exhibition in Frankfurt.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

February 15 – May 12, 2013
60311 Frankfurt