Yoko Ono and Nora Halpern on “Anton's Memory”

From SMAC: “The show is mostly based on Yoko Ono's early work, known as instruction pieces. These almost haiku-like pieces acquire an almost religious meaning in the Venetian house. The Catholic iconography of Touch Me becomes more profound when presented in Italy. It consist of body parts carved out of white marble and a granite bowl of water that mimics a water stoup at a Catholic church. The audience is invited to wet their fingers and touch the marble body parts. The show's curator Nora Halpern worked with Ono to combine old and new works to create Anton's Memory. Halpern describes it as a physical representation of a sons fading memory of his mother.”