NEWS: Setsuko Ono to Launch Debut London Exhibition

The artist, the younger sister of Yoko Ono, will have her debut exhibition in London at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House and the Asia House between the 15th February until the 23rd March. 

Gates of War, Gates of Peace, Acrylic, charcoal, pastel on canvas, 274 x 457, (2016)
Gates of War, Gates of Peace (c) Setsuko Ono.

Setsuko Ono will be bringing her work to London for the first time to be displayed in two solo exhibitions at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House and the Asia House, including a mixture of sculpture and  mixed media paintings.

The exhibitions will also see visitors being able to view Setsuko’s permanent installations at Hara Museum in central Tokyo, and Hara Museum ARC in Shinagawa, Japan, using virtual reality goggles.

As the younger sister of Yoko Ono, Setsuko Ono was born in Tokyo and grew up between Japan, Europe, and the United States. She originally worked at the World Bank for 28 years, while pursuing a formal art education in Washington, but she only began exhibiting her art once she retired in 2003.  Her first exhibition took place  at the Eighth Havana Biennial and has since had 14 permanent public sculptures installed in Havana, Baltimore, and at Hara Museum in Tokyo and Shinagawa, Japan.

Setsuko Ono is known for her steel sculptures which are characterised by heir cut-out shapes, forming opened and closed figures and designs that integrate into the outdoors. The cut-out silhouettes are bent in an animated way, while the cut out negative lets the sunlight and views of nature through.

Meanwhile, the artist’s most recent work includes mixed media paintings that reflect her interest in international politics.

Setsuko Ono’s work will be displayed at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House from the 15th February until the 9th March and at the Asia House from the 12th until the 23rd March. 


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