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“The sky is still blue, you know.” by Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know...” exhibition,  Instituto Tomie Ohtake, ©Alexander Moers, 2017

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, © Alexander Moers, 2017

The sky is always there for me, while my life has been going through many, many changes. When I look up the sky, it gives me a nice feeling, like looking at an old friend. -Yoko Ono

Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Pinheiros, São Paulo, © Alexander Moers, 2017

“Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Icelandic critic and director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, in Oslo, the exhibition THE SKY IS STILL BLUE, YOU KNOW… aims at revealing the basic elements that define Yoko Ono’s broad and diverse artistic career – journey through the notion of art itself, with strong political and social engagement.”

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know...” exhibition,  Instituto Tomie Ohtake, ©Alexander Moers, 2017

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, © Alexander Moers, 2017

“One of the most important experimental and avant-garde artists, associated with conceptual art, performance art, the Fluxus group, happenings from the 1960s, Yoko Ono was one of the few women to be part of these movements, and she continues to question in a decisive manner the concept and the object of art, tearing these boundaries down. She was one of the first artists to include the spectators in the creative process, inviting them to play an active role in her works.”

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know...” exhibition,  Instituto Tomie Ohtake, ©Alexander Moers, 2017

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, © Alexander Moers, 2017

“This exhibition, especially conceived for Instituto Tomie Ohtake, is composed of 65 pieces of “Instructions”, which precisely demand the spectators’ participation for their realization. These are works that underline her production’s guiding principles, questioning the idea behind the work and emphasizing its ephemeral condition, whiles desacralizing it as object.”

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know...” exhibition,  Instituto Tomie Ohtake, ©Alexander Moers, 2017

Yoko Ono, “The sky is still blue, you know”, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, © Alexander Moers, 2017

Source: Instituto Tomie Ohtake

Photos: Alexander Moers