Yoko Ono

Take Me (I’m Yours) @ The Jewish Museum, Sep 16 – Feb 5

15 September 2016

The Take Me (I’m Yours) group exhibition is on at New York’s The Jewish Museum, opening September 16 and running to February 5.

The show takes its name and idea from the 1995 exhibition organised by Serpentine Galleries artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist and artist Christian Boltanski, building on the anarchist idea of ‘property is theft’ and post-60s dematerialisation of the art object to exhibit work by 12 artists that visitors could not only touch but take home.

Features over 40 artists from across generations, including Ian Cheng, Heman Chong, Andrea Fraser, Jonas Mekas, Rachel Rose, and Amalia Ulman, this latest iteration applies the same ethos where visitors are encouraged to engage with and take ownership of the artworks, curating their own collections and directly impacting the exhibition landscape.

Other artists taking part include Gilbert & George, Yngve Holen, Yoko Ono and Tino Sehgal, while James Lee Byars‘ ‘Be Quiet’ (1980) will be running every Saturday afternoon, along with a performance by Sondra Perry, the date and time to be announced.

See The Jewish Museum website for details.**

Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks at Perfection (2015). Exhibition view. Courtesy Pilar Corrias, London.
Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks at Perfection (2015). Exhibition view. Courtesy Pilar Corrias, London.

Header image:Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (USA Today) (1990). Install view. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Courtesy Andrea Rosen, New York.

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Yoko’s Meltdown starts this week

12 June 2013

After last year’s Antony Hegarty-curated festival, featuring the likes of CocoRosie and Marina Abramovic, London’s Southbank Centre continues its feminist thread with icon Yoko Ono curating the program for Meltdown 2013. Running from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 23 artists to appear include Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Boy George and the Guerrilla Girls. The Let’s Start A Pussy Riot book, featuring creative responses from the likes of Robyn, Kara Walker and Bianca Casady will be launched during their ‘Activism’ weekend, which will also feature Peaches and Peggy Seeger in conversation, discussion with legendary fashion designer Katherine Hamnett and screening of The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique.

We’re most excited about seeing Peaches’ performance of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece, Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s experimental duo Body/Head with a special appearance by No Wave legend Ikue Mori, 90s cult rock band Cibo Matto and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Band on Friday. With any luck we’ll get a rendition of ‘Kiss, Kiss, Kiss’ from Ono’s 2007 release I’m a Witch with Peaches or, better yet, her cover of Katy Perry’s ‘Fireworks’, which you can see below. See the Meltdown website for more info.

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