Photo: by Iain Macmillan.
© YOKO ONO, Courtesy LENONO PHOTO ARCHIVE, New York
In her prolific 40-year career, Ono has embraced a wide range of media, defying traditional boundaries and creating new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition features approximately 150 works from the 1960s to the present, with a focus on her early period, and includes objects and installations; language works, such as instruction pieces and scores; film and video; music; and performance art. YES YOKO ONO was organized by Japan Society, New York, and curated by its gallery director, Alexandra Munroe, in consultation with Fluxus scholar Jon Hendricks. Overseeing the San Francisco presentation are Janet Bishop, SFMOMA curator of painting and sculpture, and Clara Kim, SFMOMA curatorial associate. The exhibition was awarded the 20002001 International Association of Art Critics/USA Award for Best Museum Show Originating in New York City.
Y E S YOKO ONO is organized by Japan Society, New York. The exhibition is made possible in part by major support from NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Assistance from Apple Computer, Inc.; EMI Recorded Music, EMI Records Ltd. and Capitol Records, Inc.; EMI Music Publishing; and Signatures Network, Inc. is gratefully acknowledged. Generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; The David Geffen Foundation; and Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, has also made this exhibition possible. The tour of Y E S YOKO ONO is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, a federal agency.
SFMOMA's presentation is sponsored by Banana Republic. Additional sponsors: The Chronicle and SF Gate and KFOG Radio. Hotel Sponsor: The W San Francisco.