an art show a week | week 11: Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

March 17, 2018 Gardiner Museum

Yoko Ono, Line Piece (detail), 2015 / 2018 © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion





Week 11: Yoko Ono: The Riverbed
Where: Gardiner Museum, Toronto
Admission: $15
Favourite Artwork: Everything here is interactive, which means you may not see the same things I saw when I visited. However, I loved the station where you can mend ceramic pieces... with yarn (!) to then connect your piece to the works of other people who visited before. 

Before visiting, you must know it is forbidden (by Yoko Ono herself!) to take pictures/have your phone with you while you are in this room, so -of course- this made me extra curious, and I was greatly surprised to see people truly immersed in the experience. 

Yoko Ono, Mend Piece (detail), 1966 / 2018 © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion

Stone Piece, Yoko Ono, 2015 / 2018 © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion

Yoko Ono, Line Piece (detail), 2015 / 2018 © Yoko Ono. Photo: Tara Fillion
About the exhibition:

YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, participating in the artwork through everyday action and contemplation. YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED, in a sense, becomes a temporary village—a repository of hopes and dreams for individuals and for the world.

The three-part installation is conformed by: Stone Piece, Line Piece, and Mend Piece, which invite to reflect, connect, and heal.


Yoko Ono: The Riverbed
February 22 - June 03
Gardiner Museum

*See online special events taking place during the exhibition.

**Thank you to the Gardiner Museum for allowing me to share these images here.  <3



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