The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Sydney will be hosting the solo show of Yoko Ono entitled ‘War is Over! (If You Want It)’. This would be an exhibition which will be bringing out 5 decades of art from Ono in various forms and is designed to refer to the famous billboards that were displayed in 12 cities in 1969 around the world by the artist and her late husband, Beatle John Lennon.
The retrospective show has been described by Ono to be made specifically for Australia and to host it at the MCA would be a fitting place. Ono, who is based in New York said that it would be an incredible new show which she made specifically for the Australian art scene which will cover the likes of some very amazing installations and participation works.
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, the director of MCA said that the show, which was developed by Rachel Kent, a senior curator of the gallery would offer a rare opportunity for visitors to the gallery to view and appreciate Ono’s body of work which have, over the past few decades included not only visual arts but also in performance, text, films, compositions and others.
The 79-year old artist will be holding her solo exhibition in Sydney for the first time and will be continue her message of peace, one which have been advocated by her and her late husband for many years. She also said that she was excited and honoured to be given the chance to show her art at the prestigious art space .