Saturday, July 14, 2012

Art journal #152: Yoko Ono at Serpentine Gallery

More respect for Yoko Ono’s work after seeing her show at Serpentine Gallery “To the Light”. The curator was honest – she was chosen because she’s globally known, and her works suggest hope, positivity, which is fitting with the London Olympic season. The “cut piece” was interesting, but pales in comparison to what a Abramovic has done. There are little delights, but seem to be just that – little interesting ideas. Guess she’s more a product of chance, right place right time (John Lennon, peace theme, etc), and not a true deep, reflective contemporary artist in the artist’s sense? 

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