Yoko Ono is one of the most influential artists of our time.

On the occasion of her eightieth birthday, the SCHIRN is preparing an extensive retrospective.

Yoko Ono, Walking On Thin Ice, Video still, 1981, © Yoko Ono

Through a consideration of characteristic works from the last sixty years, it will showcase the wide variety of media the artist has worked in, and the central themes of her oeuvre.

Ono became well known in the early 1960s with her germinal work, which first appeared in New York and then in Japan.

This work included “Instructions for Paintings”, exhibited in 1961 and 1962, “Cut Piece”, and the publication of “Grapefruit” in 1964, which solidified that reputation.

The exhibition takes a particularly close look at Ono’s works from the sixties and seventies, including her influence on Fluxus, Concept Art, Performance, Environments, film, music, her work for peace, and her role in pioneering those groundbreaking ideas.

Several large installations and other current works will also be exhibited.

Yoko Ono, Half-A-Room, Lisson Gallery, London, 1967, photo: Anthony Cox, © Courtesy LENONO PHOTO ARCHIVE


Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany

15 February – 12 May 2013

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Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle (VIDEO)

by Vernissage TV, Huffington Post

Yoko Ono: For most people she is just the widow of John Lennon, or even the woman who broke up the Beatles. What most people don’t know is her work as an avant-garde artist. With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art. This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough, an introduction by curator Ingrid Pfeiffer, and an excerpt of Yoko Ono’s statements at the press preview. In this excerpt, Yoko Ono emphasizes the importance of the artist, and talks about politicians, the search for truth, and what she believes the individual can do to make this world a better place.

The retrospective Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt presents around 100 objects, films, installations, photos, drawings, and text-based work. The exhibition focuses especially on Yoko Ono’s works from the 1960s and 1970s. On display are installations and objects such as Half-A-Room (1967), Air Dispensers (1971), Water Event (1971), Danger Box (1971), and Amaze (1971); films such as Film No. 4 (Bottoms) (1966), Fly (1970), and Film No. 5 (Smile) (1968); and Yoko Ono’s music, presented in a special music room. Among the newer works on display are Franklin Summer Drawings(1995-), Vertical Memory (1997), En Trance (Revolving Door Version) (1998), Touch Me (2008/2009) – and a work that Yoko Ono has developed specifically for the exhibition in Frankfurt, the installation and performance Moving Mountains. The exhibition runs until May 12, 2013.

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5 Responses to Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show (Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany)

  1. Veronica Saenz says:

    Dear Yoko,

    Your exhibition is simply fabulous! I enjoy every minute in the Schim Kunsthalle. I was trying to find out if I do have a circle. And I don`t but I think that we all are in one! Our Earth!! this is my favorite circle!!
    It was a pitty not to met you in person there!

    Take care and congratulations! Greetings from your love city Amsterdam!


  2. れいこ says:

    今年2月末に、セントラルパーク72丁目出口で、突然話しかけた者です。あの時は、大変 失礼致しました。私は、日本の放射能汚染物品の流通、汚染瓦礫の拡散など、大変 心配しています。今なお続く福一の危機、日本のみならず 世界をこれ以上の汚染から守る為に、おのさんのような影響力のある方が、世界に強く発信して頂けます様、心から、切にお願い致します。カルディコット博士の主催されるニューヨークのシンポジウム(3月11日/12日)、ご無理の様で 残念です。日本では、カルディコット博士もご存知の、木下黄太さんなどが、身を削って活動されています。まもなく2年、汚染との終わりなき戦いが続きますが、命の問題なので、妥協できません。おのさんのご多忙は重々承知の上、世界発信の件、重ねまして 宜しくお願い申し上げます。

  3. れいこ says:

    今年2月末に、セントラルパーク72丁目出口で、突然話しかけた者です。あの時は、大変 失礼致しました。私は、日本の放射能汚染物品の流通、汚染瓦礫の拡散など、大変 心配しています。今なお続く福一の危機、日本のみならず 世界をこれ以上の汚染から守る為に、おのさんのような影響力のある方が、世界に強く発信して頂けます様、心から、切にお願い致します。カルディコット博士の主催されるニューヨークのシンポジウム(3月11日/12日)、ご無理の様で 残念です。日本では、カルディコット博士もご存知の、木下黄太さんなどが、身を削って活動しています。まもなく2年、汚染との終わりなき戦いが続きますが、命の問題なので、妥協できません。おのさんのご多忙は重々承知の上、世界発信の件、重ねまして 宜しくお願い申し上げます。

  4. BIA says:

    What a beautiful retrospective Yoko. I never forget the date LENNON who left us this land, but his love is eternal. Bless you always YOKO!!!

    i ii iii


  5. Kevin Ward says:

    Yoko was and remains my favorite Beatle.

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