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Viewing  A long overdue retrospective of conceptual art trailblazer Yoko Ono

John Lennon once quipped that his wife Yoko Ono was “the world’s most famous unknown artist”. Tate Modern’s long overdue retrospective of her work rights this wrong. Born in Tokyo nearly 91 years ago, Ono was a pioneer of early conceptual and participatory art, film and performance, as well as being a musician and a campaigner for world peace. She invited gallery goers to cut her clothes off for “Cut Piece” in 1964 a decade before Marina Abramovic asked visitors to use scissors, wire and a gun “on me as desired” in “Rhythm O”.

That work and other seminal pieces, such as the once banned “Film No.4 (Bottoms)” from 1966-7 – starring a parade of bare buttocks – are explored in the show, which charts the development of her practice over the decades. Her “Refugee Boat”, which visitors are encouraged to cover with messages, from 1960 couldn’t feel more current. Tate Modern’s retrospective reveals that Ono has always been an artist ahead of her time.

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15 February 2024 — 01 September 2024
The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE
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Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024
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Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

The Wick - Franz West chairs
Photo: Matthieu Lavanchy
© Archiv Franz West, © Estate Franz West
Courtesy Archiv Franz West, Estate Franz West, and David Zwirner
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Viewing  PAD Paris’ cabinet of wonders

The Wick - Leilah Babirye, Nakambugu from the Kuchu Njovu Elephant Clan, 2023. Installation view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2024. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo by Jonty Wilde.
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Viewing  Leilah Barbirye’s lively cast of wood and clay figures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Wick - Close up of Lo zoo di Enzo by Nanda Vigo. Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli © Eva Herzog for the Design Museum.
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Viewing  The radical – and often contradictory – vision of designer Enzo Mari