From the UK Daily Mail (Pic and video added by B.S. Report)
By Jill Reilly
It’s been several decades since she spread the message ‘War is Over’ with her late husband John Lennon, but Yoko Ono has embraced it once again in her latest work.
To The Light, in the Serpentine Gallery, is her first exhibition in a London public institution for more than a decade.
In one work of art on display there are three identical mounds of earth labeled ‘Country A’ ‘Country B’ and ‘Country C’ in front of the classic ‘War Is Over’ poster she made with John Lennon. (Read more.)
B.S. Report–I’m no art critic but I figure if a gopher can do it every bit as well, it probably isn’t a great work of art. Behind the piles of dirt is the famous “War Is Over” poster. That doesn’t say much for her creativity that she’s still re-living the 60′s protests and recycling John Lennon’s old slogans. This might be an interesting experiment if Yoko Ono wasn’t Lennon’s widow and she didn’t have all that Beatle cash to piss away.
Would she be able to make a living on this so-called artistic talent of hers? Are there that many “suckers” out there who consider piles of dirt “art” and are willing to pay to see it? I wouldn’t rule it out–in any event a “work” such as this could certainly nail down an NEA grant. Lennon himself was an admirer of her artistic “talent.” Of course, in those days he was usually strung out on every combination of drugs known to man. Me? Well, I’ve always been a skeptic so I just have one question for Yoko–just what is it you’re shoveling here?
This video below is an example of this “non-art” type of art. There’s no art to see at this “art” exhibit. What’s fascinating is that the reporters, the museum guests, and the staff can’t bring themselves to recommend this exhibit–that is, if you’re one of those odd people who go to museums to actually view works of art.