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Yoko Ono installation seeks healing amid violence

 Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses behind her artwork "A Hole" at her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewe...
 Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses for photographers during a news conference before the opening of her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, ...
 Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses in her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept.10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewers into her latest exhibition...
 Japanese artist Yoko Ono, as she cuts her artwork "Heal" in her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewers...

Germany Yoko Ono Exhibition

Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses behind her artwork "A Hole" at her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewe...

Germany Yoko Ono Exhibition

Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses for photographers during a news conference before the opening of her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, ...

Germany Yoko Ono Exhibition

Japanese artist Yoko Ono poses in her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept.10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewers into her latest exhibition...

Germany Yoko Ono Exhibition

Japanese artist Yoko Ono, as she cuts her artwork "Heal" in her exhibition in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Yoko Ono seeks to draw viewers...

Yoko Ono's new installation centers on a perfectly round bullet hole shot through a large pane of glass, which John Lennon's widow says challenges viewers to confront "incredible violence and abuse" in the world today.
The installation by the 77-year-old artist is titled "Das Gift" _ a play on the word's meaning in English, a present, and in German, poison.
Ono said she wanted to exhibit it in Berlin _ where it opened Friday _ because the city's turbulent history parallels the turmoil that touched her own life, including Lennon's assassination 30 years ago in December.
She said the bullet piece was not originally intended as a tribute to the former Beatle. But she told the AP: "Then when I made it, I thought, ah, I remember."


Updated : 2021-02-26 04:08 GMT+08:00