YOKO ONO – 1997
In 1997, Yoko Ono (b.1933, Tokyo, Japan) presented her first major solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. The exhibition, titled Have you seen the horizon lately? brought together a selection of her photos, performances, films, paintings, and sound works across a period of 38 years.
During this time, Ono created hundreds of ‘instruction paintings’, a series of typewritten guides inviting the viewer to participate in the work either through their imagination or through physical enactments. A selection of these works from the 1997 exhibition, including Painting to Hammer a Nail (1961), Painting for the Burial (1961), Cloud Piece (1963) and Painting to Exist Only When it’s Copied or Photographed (1964) have returned to the gallery this year as part of KALEIDOSCOPE, a year of programming which celebrates 50 years of groundbreaking exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford.
YOKO ONO – 2016
In this temporary display, the Café and Yard will host three specially selected instruction paintings, each accompanied by an interactive installation which invites visitors to participate in the work.
Visit Modern Art Oxford on the 5th & 6th of November as we host workshops in which people of all ages and capabilities are invited to create their very own responses to Ono’s instructions.
DROP IN WORKSHOPS: 5 & 6 NOVEMBER
Drop in and create your own art experience in response to this selection of Yoko Ono’s Instruction Paintings.
Beat Piece, 1963 (2016)
Listen to your own heart beat and create a hand-made stethoscope to take home and try out on friends and family.
Map Piece, 1964 (2016)
In this workshop, artist Ellie Nixon will assist you in creating a collage in which a series of maps make new worlds.
Painting to Shake Hands (Painting for Cowards), 1961 (2016)
Café, all day
Come and shake hands through a canvas with friends or new acquaintances in this participatory work.