Pioneering peace activist Yoko Ono has spent the past sixty years exploring themes of how to live without conflict with the environment, or each other. Through her work in performance, music, video and conceptual art, she focused the world’s attention on these important issues. One of the most influential artists of our time, Yoko Ono celebrates her 80th birthday in 2013 with a major retrospective of her work at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt. The exhibition takes a particularly close look at Ono’s works from the sixties and seventies, including her influence on Fluxus, Conceptual and Performance Art.

One of Art Forum’s critic’s picks in 2010, emerging New York artist Charles Lutz created ‘Artificial Tree’ (Brillo Tree) in association with The Andy Warhol Museum, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in December 2012. His first solo show ‘Ends and ‘Means’ opens this month at C24 Gallery in New York, and continues his exploration into ideas of authenticity and value in the modern art market. His particular focus is on the 2008 financial crisis, exploring financial peril and monetary transience, through found objects and ready-mades.

Yoko Ono – Half-a-Wind Show
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
February 15th – May 12th, 2013

Charles Lutz – Ends and Means
C24 Gallery, Chelsea, New York
January 17th – March 1st, 2013

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