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Yoko Ono's artwork to shed light on challenges faced by Indian women

December 27, 2011 - London

Yoko Ono is creating a special art installation for a gallery in Delhi to shed light on some of the challenges faced by Indian women.

A public performance by John Lennon's widow is part of the show - Our Beautiful Daughters - to be held at Vadhera Art Gallery.

Ono told the BBC that she was 'inspired by India and its daughters' and was looking forward to her visit to India.

The exhibition will also showcase an archive of her films, music, and collaborations with Lennon.

Roshni Vadhera of the gallery said that Ono was 'creating a special new installation for India that will engage the audience and shed light on some of the challenges women face today'.

Vadhera asserted that Ono will also be exhibiting some of her 'instruction-based works' - similar to one in which she invited viewers to cover empty canvases and walls with messages and photographs of their mothers.

"India was always on my radar," Ono said.

"I have been there with my husband John a long time ago. Karma-wise it is interesting that I have been asked to come to the country I love and respect at this time when the world is going haywire,"

Our Beautiful Daughters is scheduled to run from 13 January to 10 March.

"This is the first time that India will experience Ono's iconic global presence and we have many exciting events planned around her visit," Vadhera said.


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