Yoko Ono

Music of the Mind


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Tate Modern exhibition: 15 February – 1 September 2024
An extraordinary publication with new research and writing on world renowned Japanese multi-media artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist, Yoko Ono (born 1933).

Yoko Ono is an artist who has made an indelible mark on contemporary culture and political activism through her radical and innovative practice. This remarkable and essential publication, developed in collaboration with Yoko Ono and her studio, traces in full the evolution of an artist whose visionary spirit has transcended boundaries and challenged conventions.

Accompanying the survey exhibition at Tate Modern of the same name, Music of the Mind explores the world of Yoko Ono and reveals the profound impact of her art on the collective consciousness of our time. With previously unpublished photographs from her involvement at Indica Gallery, London, Sogetsu Art Centre, Tokyo and her loft on Chambers Street in New York.

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Weight 890 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.4 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 25 June 2024
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Juliet Bingham, Jon Hendricks, and Connor Monahan, Text by Sanford Biggers, Andrew de Brún, Patrizia Dander, Catherine Lord, Helen Molesworth, Yasufumi Nakamori, Barbara Rose, Naoko Seki, David Toop, Kira Wainstein, and Andrew Wilson
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.4 cm
Weight 890 g


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Juliet Bingham is Curator, International Art at Tate, London, UK.

David Toop is an English musician, author, curator, and Emeritus Professor. From 2013 to 2021 he was Professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at the London College of Communication. He was a regular contributor to British music magazine The Wire and the British magazine The Face.

Yasufumi Nakamori is Senior Curator, International Art, Tate, London, UK. He was previously Head of the Department of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the former Associate Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and was curator of For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968 - 1979.

Patrizia Dander is Head of Curatorial at K20, Kunstsammlung NordrheinWestfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany. She was previously Chief Curator at Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Andrew Wilson is a critic, historian and curator, he was previously Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, and archives at Tate Britain (2006-21) and before that Deputy Editor at Art Monthly (1998-2006). He has published and curated widely on many aspects of British and international art of the 20th century with a concentration on post-war modernist and countercultural currents.

Naoko Seki is a professor at WASEDA University, Tokyo and curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.