Yoko Ono "Uncursed"

Galerie Lelong

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An installation of doors and figurative transparent sculptures form the nucleus of multi-media artist Yoko Ono's second solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong, "Uncursed".

Yoko Ono says:

When we were children, we learnt at our elementary school how the warrior, Shikanosuke Yamanaka, vowed to endure seven misfortunes and eight sufferings, thereby giving all the negative things to him that would have been given to the people of his city. I was so impressed with his selfless devotion to people, I wanted to be like him when I grew up. Then I realized that so many challenging situations were given to me in life. Much later, I wondered if it would not be better to ask for seven good fortunes and eight treasures....which I promptly did. It changed my life.

In my recent exhibition "The Road of Home" in Hiroshima, the city of the only country which suffered a nuclear disaster twice in the same century, I offered blessings to the people of Hiroshima and prayed that they would be given seven good fortunes and eight treasures.

Ono now envisions these same blessings for New York as a reminder of our global connectedness and the universality of human experience to "uncurse" ourselves and move on.



from October 28, 2011 to December 10, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-10-28 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yoko Ono

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