Two pioneering pop artists are the focus of the Vancouver Art Gallery's new exhibition.
GROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono and The art of John and Yoko opens Oct. 9 and runs until May 2, 2022.
The installment examines the creative collaboration between Ono and her late husband, Beatles co-founder John Lennon.
The exhibition is organized into two parts. The first emphasizes Ono's often radical approach to visual art. Some of the featured works invite viewers to participate in the creative process. Guests are welcome to mend broken china or even hammer nails into a canvas.
"It's not like you have to keep your hands in your pockets at all times. It really is about engaging with the works in a physical and spiritual way," explains curator Cheryl Sim.
The second portion showcases various collaborative projects for peace undertaken by Ono and Lennon. These include the famous War Is Over (If you want it) campaign and Bed-Ins For Peace, both from 1969.
Visitors are encouraged to bring headphones to access audio content throughout the exhibition; a limited supply of disposable headphones will be available.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is open seven days a week; hours vary depending on the day.