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Calgary – Canada – Contemporay Galgary – Yoko Ono – Growing Freedom

Museums remains closed in diverse countries until futher notice.      Nevertheless, FIC123 will strive to bring you daily exhibitions in museums who are temporarily closed to the public and will reopen in the near future.

Calgary – Canada – Contemporary Galgary – 17/09/2020 – 31/01/2021

Yoko Ono – Growing Freedom –This major exhibition in two parts will underscore the cornerstones of action, participation, and imagination in the work of Yoko Ono. The instructions of Yoko Ono, will focus on her ‘instruction’ works that emphasize the role of the visitor in their completion. Among works to be presented are text-based instructions, as well as participatory works including MEND PIECE (1966), HORIZONTAL MEMORY (1997), and ARISING (2013). The second part of the exhibition, The art of John and Yoko, will present an arc of collaborative art projects for peace undertaken by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Among these is the ACORN PEACE, the WAR IS OVER! Peace Campaign, and the Montreal BED-IN FOR PEACE, which marked its fifty-year anniversary on May 26, 2019. Through an approach that spotlights storytelling, this part of the exhibition features a variety of stories from people who participated in the BED-IN FOR PEACE, told in their own voices and words. These often moving accounts testify to the impact of what became a legendary and historic event, one that remains a key reference for the indivisibility of art and life, as well as the importance of nonviolent action to inspire political and social change.

Ultimately, this exhibition wishes to impart Yoko Ono’s massive impact on contemporary art practices, on art reception, and on activism through art. The urgency and spirit of her work remain pertinent and perhaps more important than ever.