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Happy Birthday to the 90th Yoko Ono Celebration @ Hungarian National Museum

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For Yoko Ono’s 90th birthday, two renowned Hungarian visual artists, Imre Bukta and László feLugossy, designed a cake that evokes one of the now classic works of the world-famous Japanese artist and peace activist. The preparation of the monumental, unique cake of 50 slices of chocolate cake was  supported by Auguszt consumed by visitors at the Yoko Ono exhibition on Saturday.

To-day, at the Hungarian National Museum, the poet Orsolya Karafiáth participated in the Cut Piece performance created by the artist. The Cut Piece performance of  YOKO ONO – “The  War is Over!” As part of the exhibition “If You Want”, which the museum combined with Yoko Ono’s 90th birthday celebration.

Yoko Ono’s very first well-known art actions in the history of art presented at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo in 1964; during the performance, the audience could cut pieces of her clothes, drawing attention to the alienation from each other.

The performance, which is considered a classic of “compassion art”, has been re-enacted in the National Museum several times with the participation of celebrities.

The exhibition featuring more than thirty works related to the desire for peace and the theme of peace was motivated by the war in Ukraine, and the National Museum supports the victims of the war in Transcarpathia from the proceeds of the exhibition.

In view of the great interest, MNM recently extended the unsual exhibition until until March, 5. 2023.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter