Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Yoko Ono @ BALTIC

I was reminded today, that tickets for the Yoko Ono talk at Gateshead’s BALTIC went on sale on Friday. I completely forgot and now they are obviously sold out. How often do you get the chance to hear Yoko Ono talk in person about her 50 year career? What I will remember to do though, is visit the exhibition, when it opens on 14th December.

The exhibition is one of the largest of Ono’s to date, occupying 2 floors of BALTIC. There is also extra outdoor space being used around Newcastle and Gateshead to form part of the NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival.

One of the best aspects of the exhibition is where “visitors will be invited to write wishes on paper to hang on wish trees which will be sent to the Imagine Peace tower in Videy Island, Iceland to join our wishes from around the world". What a lovely thought and a great idea for a conceptual art piece. I love art that involves audience participation and in this case it has a remarkable local/global link.

Source: imaginepeace.com

Which begs the question, what to wish for?

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