Yoko Ono's Meltdown

In June 2013, the 20th anniversary year of Meltdown, Yoko Ono curated a specially created series of events and unique collaborations.Highlights included the long-awaited first show in five years from Siouxsie, the legendary Patti Smith and Iggy & The Stooges, as well as the first performance of the entire of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy album.

There were also two weekends of talks and debates. Activism Weekend  featuring the Guerrilla Girls, the launch of new book Let’s Start a Pussy Riot and more. The Future Now weekend opened with Yoko Ono in conversation with Serpentine Gallery curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Also at the festival, Peaches performed Yoko Ono’s seminal performance art piece, Cut Piece, therewere installations across the site and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus came to visit, running an intensive programme for groups of local young people on how to make music videos and reportage films.

As part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown our neighbours at the BFI (British Film Institute) also put together a selection of Yoko’s favourite films, including an exclusive screening of Battleship Potemkin with an introduction by the Pet Shop Boys, plus rarely seen films by John and Yoko.

The family-friendly interactive installation is back
Go deeper into the exhibition, How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
Watch this video introduction to the exhibition, featuring Guest Curator Vincent Honoré and Assistant Curator Tarini Malik
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work in this short video
Get a look at the mind-altering effects of the latest must see Hayward Gallery exhibition in our preview video
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the second in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch the first in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Watch Stephanie Rosenthal, exhibition curator, introduce Hayward Gallery’s amazing exhibition of Lee Bul’s work
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video

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