Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono's first exhibition in Turkey is at Kasagaleri from 2nd May.
Artist, poet, musician, peace activist... Yoko Ono is in Turkey.

Yoko Ono’s exhibition titled “Open City” will meet its visitors with nine installation pieces starting on 2nd May.
The installations with the motives she often used such as ‘water’,’sky’, ‘nature’ and the ‘peace’ theme, are still reflecting the attitude of Fluxus movement of which Ono was a founder member in early 1960s. The show sponsored by Garanti Bankası will be open until 30th June.

"World's most famous unknown artist"

Perhaps the most striking account on Yoko Ono, who is an active participant of the contemporary art world into which she entered in early 1960s and stayed as a popular figure with her experimental and distinct projects, comes from her late husband John Lennon: “World’s most famous unknown artist; everyone knows her name but does not know what she does”

While providing Ono a vast opportunity to disseminate her message of peace and love, of affirmation and imagination, her marriage to Lennon and subsequent fame also overshadowed, for decades, her accomplishments as an expansive interdisciplinary artist.

The first retrospective exhibition of Yoko Ono who was a leading figure of Fluxus and Conceptual Art movements, Have You Seen The Horizon Lately? opened in 1997 at Oxford Modern Art Museum. Her first American retrospective which covered Ono’s work from 40 years “YES YOKO ONO” was opened in 2001 in New York and awarded as the best museum show of the year.

Yoko Ono, who is regarded as an importatnt activist on issues of peace and human rights since 1960s, seems to be keeping her political and radical attitude. Ono awards an annual peace prize on her own name since 2002.

Exhibition : 3 May – 30 June 2007
Opening: 2 May, ´18:30

Sabancı Universit Communication Center, Kasa Gallery, Bankalar Cad. No:2 Karaköy - İstanbul
Info: Kasagaleri@sabanciuniv.edu
Tel: 0212 292 49 39

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