Legendary conceptual and performing artist, musician, filmmaker, sculptor and multimedia artist Yoko Ono returns to New York City with elements from her recent show in Hiroshima for the launch of her newest exhibition. The exhibition, titled ‘Uncursed’ is the artist’s second solo exhibition.
The avant-garde artist took inspiration for her installation from her childhood in her native Japan. As a child Ono learned of a warrior named Shikanosuke Yamanaka. Yamanaka prayed to the new moon asking to receive seven misfortunes and eight sufferings, to take on and ease the burden of the Japanese people. According to Ono, she remembers thinking that she would one day be like him. Ono’s take on this story evolved into an installation consisting of nine doors and puddles, which reflect an artificial sky. According to Ono, these doors are the doors that we open and close as we go through life. This is the journey to uncurse oneself.
The exhibition, which opened October 28th, will be open through December 10th at the Galeire Lelong. It is located at 528 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th Ave in New York City.