(K. Brent Tomer),
YOKO ONO has been making art for the better part of six decades, never failing to startle, provoke and sometimes get under the skin. The Musee d’art contemporain (MAC) in Lyon will open a retrospective of her work, “YOKO ONO Lumière de l’aube” (“light of dawn”) on March 9th. Ms Ono answered The Economist‘s questions by e-mail.
Whereas transcripts like this are often published with a note saying that they have been edited down for length and clarity, it should be noted that these are Ms Ono’s replies in their entirety.
Your retrospective at the MAC Lyon opens with a new installation called “Light.” Can you tell us more about this new artwork? What is the meaning of “light” in today’s world?
We are coming out of the darkness we were in for centuries and embracing light.
Your peace activism and instructional artworks help inspire a path to peace. I’ve heard you say before it all starts with a smile. But how does the message get beyond like-minded activists to reach those…Continue reading