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Elevator Music 23
Yoko Ono: Listen

26 January to 19 May 2013

Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Co-curated with Elizabeth Karp, Head Registrar and Collections Manager, and Air Talk

An image of an interior of an elevator with numerous pieces of white paper arranged in two even rows around the sides, the bottom row varying in size.

Elevator Music 23: Yoko Ono: Listen presented a selection of work in sound by pioneering artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono.


The exhibition featured a selection of sound works installed throughout unconventional spaces in the gallery, including the elevator, cloak room, water fountain, stairwell, vestibule and roof top.

Co-curated with Tang Registrar Elizabeth Karp and Air TalkListen brought together audio recordings and instruction pieces from the early 1950s through to 2009, illustrating the vast and varied ways Ono has challenged and explored conceptions of music.

Image 2: excerpt from exhibition booklet

Image 3: Air Talk performing Voice Piece for Soprano on the museum rooftop

All other images, installation views,

courtesy Tang Teaching Museum.

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