“Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind” exhibition showcases decades of artistic innovation at Tate Modern

Yoko Ono takes centre stage in one of the UK’s largest exhibitions, “Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind” in a celebration of artistic innovation and a lifelong dedication to peace, according to a statement on tate.org. With a career spanning over seven decades, Ono’s profound impact on conceptual and participatory art, film and performance is vividly showcased at Tate Modern in London from February 15 to September 1, 2024.

A trailblazer known for her poetic and radical expressions, Ono’s exhibition delves into key moments of her groundbreaking career, from the mid-1950s to the present. Highlights include iconic works like Cut Piece (1964), inviting participants to cut her clothing, and the banned Film No.4 (Bottoms) (1966-67), created as a poignant “petition for peace.” Visitors are not merely spectators but active participants, engaging with Ono’s creations, such as Wish Trees for London, where personal wishes for peace are encouraged.


With over 200 works on display, the exhibition encompasses instruction pieces, scores, installations, films, music and photography, showcasing Ono’s innovative approach to language, art, and participation. Supported by John J. Studzinski CBE, the exhibition is organised by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

Yoko Ono with Glass Hammer 1967 from HALF-A-WIND SHOW, Lisson Gallery, London, 1967. Photograph © Clay Perry / Artwork © Yoko Ono

Located at Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG, advance booking is recommended, with members enjoying free entry. Pricing includes £22 for general admission, free entry for members, and concessions available. Tate Collective members aged 16–25 can avail themselves of a special £5 rate. 

The exhibition not only offers a retrospective journey through Yoko Ono’s artistic evolution but also fosters active engagement and reflection, resonating with the present moment’s artistic and societal context.

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