Yoko Ono / Claire Tabouret: One Day I Broke a Mirror
The second in the series “Une”, conceived by the Academy’s director Muriel Mayette-Holtz and curated by Chiara Parisi.
“One day I broke a mirror” is the title Yoko Ono has chosen for this exhibition, which brings together 13 of her works produced between 1960–1970. Yoko Ono was active in the New York underground scene and, together with Fluxus, she has come to redefine the art of that period.
Criticism towards any form of war and harmony among peoples are constant themes in Yoko Ono’s installations and performances, as well as in her political activism which is at the basis of her poetical work and her adherence to peaceful protest movements.
These and other elements also enter the great canvases of Claire Tabouret, born in 1981. The artist has been gaining widespread recognition for her use of acid palettes and timeless colours, her warrior women and their resolute expressions, her army of masked children in the act of brandishing lances, her large canvases appear to be halfway between paintings by Paolo Uccello and the imaginary world of Star Wars. After participating in the “Shit and Die” exhibitions of Maurizio Cattelan and “The illusion of Light” at Palazzo Grassi in 2014, Claire Tabouret returns to Italy with 40 new works produced in her Los Angeles studio where she currently lives and works.