• View of “Yoko Ono,” 2011. Center: The Doors, 2011. Walls: Negai (Wish), 2011.

    Yoko Ono

    Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

    This exhibition, held in celebration of Yoko Ono’s winning the Hiroshima Art Prize (an award dedicated to artists who have contributed to the preservation of “the spirit of Hiroshima”), demonstrated the strength of Ono’s art and the ways it is sustained by its confrontation with the absurdities of life and by the artist’s knack for firing the spectator’s imagination while using simple, everyday objects. She teaches us to turn physical perceptions into philosophical interpretations.

    Maintaining Ono’s clean, poetically allusive, open-ended visual vocabulary, the show responded both to the special

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