Yoko Ono, Painting to See the Skies (1961 summer), instruction piece from Grapefruit: A Book of Instruction and Drawings (2000 edition). © Yoko Ono
Demonstrating Yoko Ono’s use of the ‘sky’ since the early 1960s, the exhibition Sky Pieces will fill The Heong Gallery with pieces of the sky, featuring over thirty works, some of which invite visitors to play an all-white chess set until they can no longer remember where their pieces are, to scream against the sky, to open the skies, to take capsules with fresh air and jigsaw puzzle pieces of the sky with them, and to hang a wish on a tree branch. The central piece of the exhibition is a new configuration of Sky TV (1966/2019), in which a closed-circuit camera will record the sky, transmitting real-time views through a network of twenty-five television monitors into the gallery.
Sky Pieces is part of a larger project, YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR…, showcasing Yoko Ono’s work in the city of Cambridge for the first time, and running from 2 March through to 31 December 2019.