Ono, Yoko; Institut de Cultura de Barcelona
Title Yoko Ono: Impressions
Book Condition Very Good +
Edition First edition
Publisher Barcelona Institut de Cultura de Barcelona 2001
Seller ID 1048
Ono, Yoko; Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. Yoko Ono: Impressions. Barcelona: Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, 2001, first edition. Hardcover, no jacket as issued, 7 5/8 by 10 1/4-inches, 174 pp. White paper with black spine and cover titles. Minor bumping to lower corners, a tiny dent near the bottom edge of the upper board, and some light dents along the front edge of the lower spine. An exhibition catalogue for a show that ran from September 2001 to January 2002. The text is in Catalan with full translations at the back in Spanish and English. Includes three ephemeral pieces; two sheets of “instructions” (“Lighting Piece” and “Fly”) in Catalan, Spanish and English (the English translation of “Fly” has been torn off and is gone), and a tri-fold brochure promoting the event: “For the past forty years Yoko Ono has been a leading experimental and avant-garde artist – one of very few women – in an international context. In the course of time she has been associated with Conceptual Art, performances, Fluxus movement and happenings, but above all else she has been an independent artist, a pioneer, who has decisively questioned the concept of art and the art object and has broken down the traditional boundaries between branches of art. Through her work she has created a different kind of relationship with spectators, inviting them to play an active part in the making and the creative procedure of the art work. In Yoko Ono’s art, two cultural worlds meet – oriental and western culture – which extend, strengthen and exalt each other in continual innovation. This exhibition – whose title Impressions refers to effects on the senses, notions, ephemeral connotations – aims to bring out decisive basic elements in Yoko Ono’s extensive and diverse artistic career. These are the Instruction works, which touch on or pose questions about the conceptual principles behind the art work, participation by spectators in its production and its material realization, the ephemerality and desanctification of the object of art. The exhibition is an intellectual, artistic and poetic treatment of art itself, at the same time as its content has strong social and political references.” Includes “instructions,” drawings and letters by Yoko Ono, and essays by Ono and Gunnar Kvaran. Also issued in Norwegian and French, OCLC show no holdings of the Catalan edition. First Edition.