Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle

Yoko Ono: For most people she is just the widow of John Lennon, or even the woman who broke up the Beatles. What most people don’t know is her work as an avant-garde artist. With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art. This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough, an introduction by curator Ingrid Pfeiffer, and an excerpt of Yoko Ono’s statements at the press preview. In this excerpt, Yoko Ono emphasizes the importance of the artist, and talks about politicians, the search for truth, and what she believes the individual can do to make this world a better place.

The retrospective Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt presents around 100 objects, films, installations, photos, drawings, and text based work. The exhibition focuses especially on Yoko Ono’s works from the 1960s and 1970s. On display are installations and objects such as Half-A-Room (1967), Air Dispensers (1971), Water Event (1971), Danger Box (1971), and Amaze (1971); films such as Film No. 4 (Bottoms) (1966), Fly (1970), and Film No. 5 (Smile) (1968); and Yoko Ono’s music, presented in a special music room. Among the newer works on display are Franklin Summer Drawings (1995-), Vertical Memory (1997), En Trance (Revolving Door Version) (1998), Touch Me (2008/2009) – and a work that Yoko Ono has developed specifically for the exhibition in Frankfurt, the installation and performance Moving Mountains. The exhibition runs until May 12, 2013.

Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle. Press Preview, February 14, 2013.

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Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Full-length version (27:46 Min.):