The verb “sognare” is Italian for dreaming and Yoko Ono has often stated that ‘A dream you dream alone is just a dream, but a dream you dream together is reality’. She has consistently expressed her faith in the power of positive wishing. As a Fluixus artist she likes to make instruction pieces like e.g. “Painting to be Constructed in Your Head” (1962). In many cases Yoko Ono affirms the power of the viewer, by inviting him to become a co-creator of the work.
On side A “John & Yoko” is a recording made on 22 and 27 April 1969 and is of Lennon and Ono calling out each other’s names, through a range of volume, tempos, and emotions, this all over the sound of their heartbeats. Comparable to the outcome of performances made by Ulay and Abramovic who put the emphasis in their works on physical endurance.
YOKO ONO, Shadow Pieces, 1991 each 12.4 x 17.4 cm 8 postcards, cellophane envelope with sticker published by The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland Shadow Piece No 1 – “Me and My Shadows” Shadow Piece No 2 – “Three Beings One Shadow” Shadow Piece […]
YOKO ONO, Mended Cups and Unbroken Cup, 2015 17 x 29 x 29 cm print on ceramics, 14 parts in display box, leaflet, tag, folded poster published by Illy Art Collection, Italy Collection Kees van Gelder, Amsterdam “Mended Cups and Unbroken Cup” consists of six […]
YOKO ONO, Arising, 2013 4,5 x 4,5 x 4,5 cm pebble in cardboard box, printed text on lid edition unknown Yoko Ono made a call to women of all ages from around the world to send her their stories of how they had suffered […]
YOKO ONO, Grow Love with Me, 2013 height ca 10, diameter 6 cm aluminium can with glued matte paper label, plastic lid, bean, manual with growing instructions in 4 languages, colophon on enfolded label of Serpentine Gallery initials in print edition unknown published by Serpentine […]