MUMOK My Body is the Event

Vienna Actionism and International Performance

Vienna Actionism and International Performance

Friday, March 06, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015

From March 5, 2015, mumok is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, Shigeko Kubota, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Neša Paripovic, Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, and VALIE EXPORT.

The exhibition will be divided into several thematic sections that look at the questions that generally shaped a broad range of action art in the 1960s and 1970s. A comparison with parallel international movements will show that the Viennese artists were not only right up with the times but in many ways developed pioneering positions.

Curated by Eva Badura-Triska with Marie-Therese Hochwartner

FROM THE PRESS KIT/Walltexts pdf

Making works directly with the human body was a key aspect of
Vienna Actionism and international action and performance art. In the
second half of the 1960s a shift happened in the way it was used.
If the body had previously been above all a support for painting that
expanded it into three-dimensional space and an instrument with
which to paint, it now itself became an object of analysis

Günter Brus and Marina Abramovi and Ulay concentrated on the
act of breathing, while Yoko Ono’s Eye Blink (1966) focused on the
eye’s simple movements. Through consistent repetition, at times to
the limits of endurance, behavior that is a basic part of being
human was brought into the realm of conscious experience. Even taboo
bodily functions such as urinating, defecating, and sex were handled
in a confrontational way, bringing artists into conflict with bourgeois
society. This was also true of their reflections on questions of
gender: male artists such as Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, and Ion Grigorescu
staged actions addressing childbirth as an aspect of women‘s lives

#yokoono – Kurt Cobains kratzige Strickjacke. Rock-Pop-Storys

A new book in which cult author Chrizz B. Reuer reveals himself as a yoko fan.

Kurt Cobains kratzige Strickjacke. Rock-Pop-Storys

Chrizz B. Reuer: "Kurt Cobains kratzige Strickjacke. Rock-Pop-Storys"
Buch eines Kölner Kultautors
Von Christian Barley
Aktueller Online-Flyer vom 10. März 2015

Der Kölner Kultautor Chrizz B. Reuer ist Jahrgang 1964 – wer aus dieser Generation erinnert sich nicht an die endlosen Diskussionen auf dem Schulhof, ob die Stones oder die Beatles die bessere Band wären? Der Autor hat da eine klare Meinung: er hält die Truppe um Mick Jagger für die "meist überschätzte Band der Welt" und outet sich außerdem noch als Anhänger von Yoko Ono.

The Art of John Lennon coming to Off the Wall Gallery March 26-29

Off The Wall Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of the extraordinary artworks of John Lennon. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition March 26th, 2015 through March 29TH of 2015. All events are complimentary and open to the public.

Gallery Exhibition Hours are 10 am 9 pm daily and Noon 6pm on Sundays.

The Exhibition opens on March 26th and continues through March 29th, 2015.

Scheduled events will feature programming led by Collection Curator, Lynne Clifford, a noted authority on the works of John Lennon. On Saturday, March 26th from Noon until 8pm and Sunday, March 29th, 2015 from Noon until 5pm, Ms. Clifford will be in the gallery and available to the public; speaking on the exhibited works and providing insight into the history and stories behind the artwork.

Image: Photo Credit: Iain Macmillan Copyright © Yoko Ono.

In his art, John Lennon, the legendary musician, songwriter, poet, philosopher and artist, delivered a consistent message peace and love. Art was actually his first love, as he began drawing long before he owned a guitar.

John Lennons artwork celebrates human love and communication two themes at the heart of his contribution to the art of the twentieth century. His iconic Self-Portrait image has become the cornerstone of the collection. Offered through the Bag One Arts program, these posthumous, limited edition prints are adapted from Lennons original drawings. The art has been selected from rare archival sketches and is representative of his whimsical and thought provoking imagery. Each print is reproduced utilizing the sophisticated and detailed standards typical for archival fine art printing processes, guided, approved and hand-signed by Yoko Ono.

In many ways, John Lennon was truly a renaissance man whose insights and perspective helped shape the sensibility of the contemporary mind. Born John Winston Lennon on October 9 1940 in Liverpool, England, he died tragically on

December 8 1980. He married Yoko Ono at Gibraltar on March 20 1969. On March 29 1969 John and Yoko commenced their famous bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton.

While music will be remembered as his most popular art form, he loved both literature and his visual art, studying at Liverpool Art Institute from 1957-1960. He penned and illustrated three books: In His Own White, A Spaniard in the Works, and Skywriting by Word of Mouth.

As early as 1969, John began moving toward a return to visual art. He was primarily interested in drawing and favored the creative loose sketch, working in pen and ink. In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko, John drew the ‘Bag One Portfolio’, a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and their plea for world peace, the Bed-in. The suite also contained erotic sketches. The ‘Bag One Series’ was first published and exhibited in January 1970 at the London Art Gallery. On the second day, the exhibition was closed by Scotland Yard and the erotic lithographs confiscated.

During 1986, Yoko Ono decided to share John’s artistic genius with the public by publishing the first in a series of prints entitled ‘This is my Story Both Humble and True’ followed with ‘Bag One Continued…’, ‘Dakota Days’, ‘Karuizawa Series’ and ‘Japan Through John Lennon’s Eyes’. These works are a commentary on John’s everyday life, his wife, Yoko and their son, Sean. The drawings are whimsical yet poetic, loving portraits of their years together. Drawn by one of the most important cultural figures of our time, these illustrations celebrate human love and communication- two themes at the heart of John Lennon’s contribution to the art of the twentieth century.

Image: But Im One of Your Biggest Fans Copyright © Yoko Ono.

Born and raised in Liverpool, England, as a teenager John Lennon became involved in music, forming his first band, the Quarrymen, which by 1960 had evolved into The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. Lennon was a visual artist before he picked up his first guitar or wrote his first song. He attended the prestigious Liverpool Art Institute (1957-1960). He continued to draw throughout his life. Lennons primary medium was line drawing, either in pen, pencil, or Japanese sumi ink. He not only penned, but also sketched the drawings which became illustrations for three bestselling books: In His Own Write (1964), A Spaniard in the Works (1965) and Skywriting By Word of Mouth (1987).

In the years that followed, Lennon expressed himself once again through drawing, this time reflecting his love for his family. Since 1989 Bag One Arts has published a series of limited edition prints of his work, which have traveled throughout the world.

In addition, a complete suite of the Bag One portfolio of lithographs resides in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. . Please check MOMAs schedule for opportunities to view the collection.

The graphic collection has traveled throughout the U.S., England, Spain, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Manila.


Off the Wall Gallery

Galleria Houston (Adjacent to Neiman Marcus Entrance through valet)

5015 Westheimer, Suite #2208

Houston, TX 77056


Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from Noon 8:00 pm

Friday, March 27th, 2015 from Noon 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from Noon 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 from Noon 5:00 pm

All events are complimentary and open to the public.

Additional Information: 713.871.0940 Admission is Complimentary

Patrons wishing to see the collection in-person are invited to the gallery throughout the exhibition period. A donation of $5 per person is suggested, which will be going to the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, 800,000 people are fed each year.

All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition March 26th, 2015 through March 29TH of 2015,

Gallery Exhibition Hours are 10 am 9 pm daily and Noon 6pm on Sundays.

The Exhibition opens on March 26th and continues through March 29th, 2015.

For additional information about this exhibition, contact the gallery via email: mimi or visit or telephone 713.871.0940

Incomparable Couples

This book exists: Incomparable Couples by Rose Hartman

Publisher Description

Rose Hartman is a legend. An omnipresent force on the New York City social scene, Rose stands as one of the most prolific photographers of our age. As a woman photographer, Rose has jumped over every hurdle in a male-dominated world to create a huge body of work, documenting the demimonde of fame and glamour in the centre of world culture. If you are famous, she has most likely photographed you, whether you know her well or not at all. Her groundbreaking photography straddles the boundaries between street photography, paparazzi photography, portraiture and documentary photography. The images included in this book are prime selections of couples – artists and muses; designers and muses; family; mothers and children; pets; friendships; models and friends; lovers; marriages – photographed by Rose over the years, and yet they are far more than pictures of two people. In each and every photograph, Rose is the third and most critical component. She is the director of the final cut.

Thanks to her impeccable timing and placement, Rose opts to trip the shutter at just the right moment, capturing a critical instant in a conversation – a pose, a gesture – so as to present a story about two people from the world of popular culture. Couples featured include: Jerry Hall and Annie Leibovitz, Bob Mackie and Cher, Claudia Schiffer and Valentino, Jean Paul Gautier and Lauren Bacall, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell, Peter and Jane Fonda, Bianca and Jade Jagger, Lily and Kate Moss, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, Liz Taylor and her dog, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wolders and Audrey Hepburn, Iman and David Bowie, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Kelly and Calvin Klein, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

  • ISBN 1851497862
  • ISBN-13 9781851497867
  • Title Incomparable Couples
  • Author Eric Shiner, Michael Gross
  • Format Hardcover
  • Year 2015
  • Pages 176
  • Publisher Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd
  • Dimensions11.8 in. x 9.3 in.

Take a look inside:

Artists and Their Cats

Just out now

Artists and Their Cats by Alison Nastasi

From the publisher

Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo . . . so many great artists have shared one very special love: the companionship of cats. Gathered here for the first time are behind-thescenes stories of more than 50 famous artists and their feline friends. From Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s menagerie of cats, including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats captures these endearing friendships in charming photographs and engaging text, and reveals what creative souls and the animals best known for their independent spirits have in common. In this clever compilation, art aficionados will discover a softer side of their favorite artists, and cat lovers will enjoy a whole new way to celebrate their favorite furry friends.

Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo: Great artists throughout history have shared one very special love – the companionship of cats. This charming little book gathers photographs of fifty famous artists with their beloved feline friends and offers behind-the-scenes stories of their relationships. From Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot Babou to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s menagerie of cats including Salt (who was black) and Pepper (who was white), Artists and Their Cats reveals many an endearing friendship – and reveals the personality traits often shared between the daringly creative souls among us and the animals best known for their independent spirits.

#yokoono – new lp from PINK SECTION

An early punk cover of Yoko’s MIDSUMMER NEW YORK GETS A NEW RELEASE !

PINK SECTION Self Titled (2015 Compilation)

2015 Superior Viaduct Records SV034

Named after San Francisco Chronicle’s pink-hued arts and entertainment guide, PINK SECTION coalesced at SF Art Institute and performed their first show at the legendary Deaf Club on Valentine’s Day, 1979. These self-taught musicians existed on the fringe (even in the local underground scene), producing an unusual brand of off-kilter post-punk against a backdrop of Dadaist aesthetics.

The group itself was strangely symmetrical: singer Judy Gittelsohn and drummer Carol Detweiler (both members of INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS), singer / guitarist Matt Heckert (Survival Research Laboratories), and bassist Stephen Wymore.

While the hallucinatory layers of male / female vocals on “Shopping” conjure images of deranged domesticity and ’50s Americana gone haywire, the fractured riffs of “Midsummer New York” deconstruct Yoko Ono’s original even further, stripping bare PINK SECTION’s fondness for angular rhythms and out-of-control oscillations.

This first-time retrospective LP collects the band’s rare 1979 single, the self-titled EP, unreleased demos, and live material. Recommended for fans of SUBURBAN LAWNS, UNITS, and DEVO.

Label: Superior Viaduct SV034
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released : 17 Feb 2015


A1 Tour Of China
A2 Shopping
A3 Wine World
A4 Midsummer New York
A5 Flat Dog
A6 Part Time
B1 Francine’s List
B2 Safety Instruction
B3 Jane Blank
B4 Cars Don’t Wait For Love
B5 Lonely Fashionette
B6 Been In The Basement 30 Years

Companies etc

Phonographic Copyright (p) Pink Section
Copyright (c) Pink Section
Licensed To Superior Viaduct
Recorded At Peter Miller Studios
Recorded At 3444 16th Street
Recorded At Triangle Recording
Recorded At Mabuhay Gardens
Recorded At Deaf Club


Backing Vocals Carlo Scandiuzzi* (tracks: A5), Homer Spence (tracks: A5) Bass, Guitar, Synth, Vocals Stephen Wymore
Drums, Vocals Carol Detweiler
Engineer Bill Stuber (tracks: A3 to B1), Jack Weaver (tracks: A3 to B1), Jim Keylor (tracks: B6) Photography By George Westcott, Matt Heckert
Producer Homer Spence (tracks: A3 to B1), Pink Section (tracks: A3 to B1), Tom Tadlock (tracks: A1, A2) Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Alto Saxophone Matt Heckert
Vocals, Synth Judy Gittelsohn
Written-By Pink Section (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B6), Yoko Ono (tracks: A4)


Includes printed inner sleeve and download card. Sticker on shrinkwrap includes the text: “First-time retrospective LP collects their rare 1979 single, self-titled EP, unreleased demos, and live material.”

Tracks A1, A2 recorded at Peter Miller Studio, San Francisco, except vocals and xylophone at 3444 16th Street. Originally released on the Tour Of China / Shopping single, 1979.
Tracks A3 to B1 recorded at Triangle Studio, Seattle. Originally released on the Pink Section EP, 1980.
Tracks B2 to B4 recorded at Peter Miller Studio, San Francisco. Unreleased demos from 1979. Track B5 recorded live, July 12th, 1979, at Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco. Track B6 recorded live, March 11th, 1979, at Deaf Club, San Francisco.

Photos by Matt Heckert except live shots by George Westcott.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 857176003348

#yokoono “Ono in Opera, 1961″

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Davison Room, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library

Opera Humanities Seminar:
Brigid Cohen
New YorkUniversity

"Ono in Opera, 1961"

Free and open to the public.

Full text of essay:

Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism

There was some musical connection: Onos fascination with the avant-garde was sparked by her love of the 12-tone techniques that Wolpe made so idiosyncratically expressive. But Cohen has argued (in Limits of National History: Yoko Ono, Stefan Wolpe, and Dilemmas of Cosmopolitanism, published in the summer 2014 issue of Musical Quarterly) that their friendship was based on something deeper ­ their shared status as exiles

Yoko Ono Expo van Nico Koster CoBrA Beatles Sierhuis bij LamBert

Expo Nico Koster CoBrA Beatles Sierhuis at Lambert
Feb. 14. ’15, 08:23

From Sunday, March 1st Exhibition of the famous photographer Nico Koster and Famous artist Jan Sierhuis (CoBrA) at Galerie Lambert in the beautiful town of Ootmarsum Art.

The creator of the famous World-pictures of John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Hilton in 1969 and the CoBrA artists, former gallerist of Jaski Amsterdam
Nico Koster, former press photographer of De Telegraaf, exhibits from March 1 at Galerie Lambert, Church Square 8 in Ootmarsum.
Historical photographs from 1969 of Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono artist are known. The couple was on their honeymoon for a week in bed in room
902 of the Amsterdam Hilton, as a protest against the Vietnam War. the
photos are included in the collection of the National Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Expo van Nico Koster CoBrA Beatles Sierhuis bij LamBert
14 feb. ’15, 08:23

Vanaf Zondag 1 maart Expositie van de bekende Fotograaf Nico Koster en de Bekende kunstenaar Jan Sierhuis ( CoBrA ) bij Galerie LamBert in het mooie Kunst Stadje Ootmarsum.

De maker van de Wereld beroemde Foto s van John Lennon en Yoko Ono in het Hilton 1969 en van de CoBrA kunstenaars, ex galeriehouder van JASKI in Amsterdam
Nico Koster, voormalig persfotograaf van De Telegraaf, exposeert vanaf 1 maart in Galerie LamBert, Kerkplein 8 in Ootmarsum.
Zijn historische foto’s uit 1969 van Beatle John Lennon en echtgenote kunstenares Yoko Ono zijn bekend. Het echtpaar bleef op hun huwelijksreis een week lang in bed in kamer 902 van het Amsterdamse Hilton hotel, als protest tegen de Vietnam oorlog. De
foto’s zijn opgenomen in de collectie van het Rijksmuseum en in het Museum of Modern Art.