Y E S YOKO ONO
February 23 to May 20, 2002
Ono and Lennon
WAR IS OVER!, 1969
Billboard Installed in Times Square, New York
Courtesy LENONO PHOTO ARCHIVE, New York
Y E S YOKO ONO is the first ever large-scale multimedia retrospective of Yoko Ono''s work to be mounted in North America. The 150 works in the exhibition are from the 1960s to the present with a focus on her early work, and establishes Ono as a pivotal figure in the development of the post-war international avant-garde. The exhibition includes objects and installations, works on paper, including the 22 historic Instructions for Paintings of 1962, interactive pieces, and video and photo documentation of concerts and performance art events.
The exhibition is organized by the Japan Society, New York. Y E S YOKO ONO is made possible by major support from NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Assistance from Apple Computer, Inc.; EMI Recorded Music, EMI Records Ltd. And Capitol Records, Inc.; EMI Music Publishing; and Signatures Network, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged. Generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; The David Geffen Foundation; and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, has also made this exhibition possible. The tour of Y E S YOKO ONO is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, a U.S. federal agency.
The AGO is proud to celebrate its centennial year, beginning September, 2001. The Art Gallery of Ontario's collection comprises more than 25,000 works representing 1,000 years of extraordinary European, Canadian, modern, Inuit and contemporary art. This important collection, along with the Gallery's preeminence in art education programs, makes the AGO one of Canada's most significant public resources for the advancement of the visual arts in Canada.