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Yes Yoko Ono
Munroe, Alexandra.
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Publication Information:
New York : Japan Society H.N. Abrams, 2000.
Physical Description:
352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm + 1 computer opitical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
"Accompanies the exhibition shown at the Japan Society Gallery, New York from October 18, 2000 through January 14, 2001"--T.p. verso.

Exhibition to be held at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Mar. 10-June 17, 2001 and at four other locations from July 13-Sept. 8, 2002.

CD titled : A blueprint for the sunrise produced to accompany the book.
Spirit of YES : the art and life of Yoko Ono / Alexandra Munroe -- Yoko Ono and Fluxus / Jon Hendricks -- The making of Yoko Ono, prophet of the 1960s / Murray Sayle -- Not here / David A. Ross -- Notes on the ballad of John and Yoko / Jann S. Wenner -- Scores and instructions. Instructions for a world of stickiness : the early conceptual work of Yoko Ono / Bruce Altshuler ; Works / Bruce Altschuler and Midori Yoshimoto -- Early objects. Somewhere for the dust to cling : Yoko Ono's paintings and early objects / Joan Rothfuss ; Works / Joan Rothfuss and Midori Yoshimoto -- Events and performances. Being undyed : the meeting of mind and matter in Yoko Ono's events / Kristine Stiles ; Works / Kristine Stiles and Midori Yoshimoto -- Advertisements. Nothing isReal : Yoko Ono's advertising art / Kevin Concannon ; Works / Kevin Concannon -- Films and video. Erotic conceptualism : the films of Yoko Ono / Chrissie Iles ; Works / Chrissie Iles -- Music. Music of the mind from the voice of raw soul / Edward M. Gomez ; Works / Edward M. Gomez -- Yoko now. Bronze age / Alexandra Munroe ; When idea becomes form / Nanjō Fumio ; Urban space as art space : A celebration of being human / Kai Bauer ; The interactive field of art / Achille Bonito Oliva ; Yoko Ono's conceptual photography / Lars Schwander ; Seduction of the gaze and life experience in the work of Yoko Ono / Pablo J. Rico -- Anthology : writings by Yoko Ono / Jon Hendricks -- Chronology : exhibitions, concerts, events, etc. / Reiko Tomii and Kevin Concannon -- A blueprint for the sunrise / Yoko Ono.
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Blueprint for the sunrise.
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N6537.O56 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Explores the pioneering & influential avant-garde artist's prolific 40-year career & accompanies the first major museum retrospective of her work that will travel internationally.

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Booklist Review

Some, tongue-not-so-firmly-in-cheek, claim that before Yoko Ono met John Lennon, she was an obscure artist, hanging out on the fringes of the New York art world in the early `60s. Still others think of Ono with Lennon only, and their point of reference will be her work as an antiwar activist and then as a composer. But for each of the aforementioned guises one impression is ever present and can be summed up in one word--dilettante. Now comes this stunning catalog of the Ono YES exhibition that opened at the Japan Society Gallery in October and will travel to several venues for the next two years. The exhibition displays Ono's early conceptual paintings and objects, documentary photographs covering her early concert and performance work from 1961, photographs of Ono and Lennon's happenings, and her recent efforts to transform much of her early, ephemeral works into bronze. Japanese art historian Munroe is the curator and provides the introductory essay to the work of a well-trained and productive artist. Bonnie Smothers

Library Journal Review

It has been said that Yoko Ono's worst career move was marrying John Lennon. Though it is true that being a "Beatle Wife" afforded her a world of opportunity and wealth, it became easy for critics (and more so the general public) to disdain her beyond the bleeding-edge art. This catalog, which accompanies an extensive traveling exhibition tracing 40 years of Ono's work, attempts to carve out her rightful place as a pioneer in the avant-garde of the 20th-century art world. Sections are devoted to her filmmaking, activism, and music, but the core of the catalog focuses on her work as a key member of the Conceptual art movement and Fluxus. Twenty years after the death of Lennon, Ono's work must be judged in the context of his inescapable presence. Ono's music, which remains challenging even given today's electronica and trance artists, is represented by three new compositions on an accompanying CD. Highly recommended for larger collections of 20th-century art.DMartin R. Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Institution Libs., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.