War is Over! (If you Want It) : Yoko Ono

Legendary artist, peace activist and musician – Yoko Ono is an icon whose work traverses generations. Ono was described by John Lennon as ‘the world’s most famous unknown artist.’ She is now recognised as a cutting edge musician, innovative artist, and a symbol of the peace movement.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 15 November 2013 to Sunday 23 February 2014
Launch Friday 15 November 2013,

War is Over! (If you Want It) : Yoko Ono image

Published by M.C.A. on Thursday 25 July 2013.
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono sees Ono team up with MCA Chief Curator, Rachel Kent, to create an exhibition especially for MCA audiences, spanning five decades of her artistic practice.

Delight in sculpture, immersive installations, written texts, films, sound compositions and participatory art works which will involve you in a range of hands-on activities – from mending and arranging broken crockery, to stamping world maps with peace stamps, to writing personal messages of love to your mother. From the personal to the political, Ono has embraced themes of loss, conflict, humanity, and the desire for world peace through her art.

The title of this exhibition comes from a text work by Yoko Ono and John Lennon that first appeared across billboards in twelve cities worldwide in 1969. It encapsulates the artist’s firm belief in the power of human agency and our ability to dream of and work together for a better future.

Sydney will be the only Australian venue for the exhibition which is part of the Sydney International Art Series.