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Yoko Ono exhibition opens in the Hungarian National Museum


  • We Love Budapest

28/11/2022 2.47pm

'War is over! If you want it – Tribute to Yoko Ono' presents works related to the theme of peace and the desire for peace. The Hungarian National Museum's new temporary exhibition features more than 30 of Yoko Ono's pieces. Visit the exceptional collection between 29 November 2022 and 18 February 2023.

Yoko Ono is the most influential Japanese artist of (post-Second World War) modernism and a well-known peace activist. The artist released thirty-three music LPs, made more than sixty films, wrote numerous books, but the most significant part of her life is related to the visual arts: as the descendant of famous samurai, she became the founding master of the school of conceptual art.

From her significant oeuvre, the War is over! If you want it – Tribute to Yoko Ono presents works related to the theme of peace and the desire for peace. Yoko Ono visited Budapest several times, one of her works is in the public collection here, some others were featured in exhibitions in Hungary, but such a special exhibition had never been held in the Hungarian capital before.

From 29 November you will be able to see more than 30 important pieces, including multimedia and interactive works, performance art, paintings, sculptures and short films.

John Lennon and his wife of a week Yoko Ono in their bed in the Presidential Suite of the Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, 25th March 1969. The couple are staging a 'bed-in for peace' and intend to stay in bed for seven days 'as a protest against war and violence in the world'.

Photo: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The exhibition was motivated by the war in Ukraine. By buying your ticket, you can support those that struggle to survive in Kárpátalja (the Hungarian community in Ukraine).

Ticket sales will start soon, keep an eye on it HERE.

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