Installation view of SMACK’s Speculum 2019 on display at Matadero Madrid © SMACK Courtesy the artist and Onkaos.
Be prepared to be surprised, amazed and challenged at the third NGV Triennial.
El Tres de Mayo by Francisco de Goya.
It’s often implied that violent art means something sinister about its creator – most recently, in news stories about ‘scary’ kids’ drawings of death. But the history of modern art suggests otherwise.
To Ono, imaginative acts were a form of survival.
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Ono’s commitment to regenerative rituals is instructive in an era of turmoil and instability.
Women were always important to the Beatles, yet Yoko Ono, in particular, faced extreme criticism for partnering with John Lennon. How does Peter Jackson’s Get Back present Ono and Linda Eastman?
Fifty years ago, did John Lennon tell us not to pray?
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Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
Nike ad in New York in 2018, showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after his 2016 kneeling protest. Could a corporation sell an act like Kaepernick’s ‘kneel’ as an NFT?
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When we see the high prices some are paying for NFT art, we must assume more performances, and potentially, acts of protest, could circulate as NFTs.
Artist Jennifer Rubell hired a model to vacuum for two hours each night from Feb. 1 to Feb. 17.
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A new piece of performance art features a lookalike Ivanka Trump vacuuming crumbs. Not only is it a cutting commentary on labor and gender, but it also highlights the complicity of the viewer.
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Fifty years after its release, the Beatles’ White Album continues to inspire and provoke creativity.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, in 1969.
John Lennon’s Revolution was panned by the radical media as a ‘petty bourgeois cry of fear’ in 1968. Then, in 1987 it was claimed by Nike to be the controversial soundtrack of its most seminal advert.
On Dec. 23, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to meet Pierre Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister was the only world leader to meet with the peace activists.
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited Canada on a peace mission: They met with leaders and asked difficult questions, relevant today. How do we effectively protest against social injustices and war?
Anita Palllenberg and Mick Jagger in Performance, 1969.
All too often the women beside rock music’s giants are not given credit for their influence.
Still giving peace a chance: Yoko Ono at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
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In the pre-internet, pre-“Cool Japan” era, Yoko Ono was arguably the most famous Japanese person outside of Japan – and she’s about to get more famous in Australia. Ono’s life and work is the subject of…
Peace, performance and participation: Yoko Ono’s daring art practice has been breaking new ground for decades.
“The world’s most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” That’s how John Lennon once described Yoko Ono. It’s a description that would be less apt now. Today…