Yoko Ono, WISH PEACE, 1996

y.o. '96

Make a wish.

Write it down on a piece of paper.

Fold it and tie it around the branch of a Wish Tree.

Ask you friends to do the same

Keep wishing.

Untril the barnches are covered with wishes.

(You can ask for the paper at the Museum store)

Yoko Ono (Tokyo, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music and filmmaking. John Cage and Marcel Duchamp were significant influences on Ono's art. Ono was a pioneer of conceptual art and performance art. Ono is often associated with the Fluxus group, but she has declined George Maciunas's invitation because she wanted to remain independent. A seminal performance work is Cut Piece, first performed in 1964 at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo. Other seminal pieces of conceptual art include Ono's small book titled Grapefruit and her Wish Tree project. Ono was also an experimental filmmaker who made 16 short films between 1964 and 1972. She received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in 2009 and the 2012 Oskar Kokoschka Prize, in Austria. Yoko Ono lives and works in New York.

Félix González-Torres, Untitled / 1994

Get 180 lbs. of a local wraped candy and drop in a corner.

Félix González-Torres (1957 - 1996) was an American, Cuban-born visual artist. González-Torres is known for his minimal installations and sculptures in which he used every day objects. In 1987, he joined Group Material, a New York-based group of artists whose intention was to work collaboratively, adhering to principles of cultural activism and community education. The most pervasive reading of González-Torres's work takes the processes his works undergo as metaphor for the process of dying. However, many have seen the works also representing the continuation of life with the possibility of regeneration. His work continues to be exhibited internationally at galleries and museums.

Acknowledges: Jadro d.d. – Vrtni centar Split and Kraš d.d.