Yoko Ono Art Installation Features Bullet Hole
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:15:11
Yoko Ono's new art installation features a perfectly round bullet hole shot through a large pane of glass in an image that Ono said is meant to challenge viewers to confront "incredible violence and abuse" in the world today.
The installation is titled "Das Gift," which is a play on the word's meaning in English, which is a present, and it's meaning in German, which is a poison. Ono, 77, told The Associated Press she hoped the image would force viewers to confront violence without losing hope.
"I want all of us to understand what is going on in the world now, which is incredible violence and abuse," Ono said. "Instead of just putting that reality under the rug and just forget about it, we have to face it."
Of the bullet hole that is the centerpiece of the installation, Ono said, "There are many, many holes in many, many windows in our world. And I was thinking about that." It is also a bit of a tribute to her late husband John Lennon, who was shot and killed.
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