Aside from her marriage to John Lennon, Yoko Ono has also enjoyed prominence in the art and music worlds up to the present. If you’re going to be in Tokyo in the coming days, you might want to check out her exhibit called “LIGHT.”
On March 11, 2011, Japan fell victim to one of the most devastating natural calamities in history, now known as the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Many photographers, musicians, and artists around the world made efforts to help and appease Japan through art, including one of its very own, the avant-garde artist and musician Yoko Ono.
Ono opened an exhibition in December 2011 at Tomio Koyama Gallery which she aptly called “LIGHT” (灯 あかり), which aims to bring light to the Japanese people several months after the disaster. The exhibit is comprised of several works: “TO THE LIGHT,” a large maze where people can walk through and challenge themselves to find the light at the center; “INVISIBLE PEOPLE,” which features transparent human-like figures standing in a dimly-lit space; and “REMNANTS,” which features broken furniture from a house wrecked by the earthquake. One of the highlights of the exhibit is the edition work called “AIR CLOCK,” which Ono will unveil to the public. The artist will also make inscriptions of her hopes and thoughts in Japanese calligraphy in the gallery area.
Heading over to Tokyo in the coming days? You might want to check out Yoko Ono’s exhibit, which will run until January 28th. Take note of the the details below:
Tomio Koyama Gallery
7th, 6th Floor
1-3-2-7F Kiyosumi, Koto-ku,
Tokyo, Japan 135-0024
Venue open from 12:00 To 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, National Holidays