Often misunderstood, always pioneering artist Yoko Ono’s 60-plus-year career is celebrated at the Growing Freedom exhibit at Calgary’s Contemporary Art Gallery. Pieces from her iconic Montreal bed-in with John Lennon—like handwritten lyrics to Give Peace a Chance and a blackened knife they no doubt used to smoke hash—will steal the show, but it’s the more modern works that prove 87-year-old Ono is still a guiding force in her strawberry field. In the latest iteration of Water Event, an ongoing series that Andy Warhol once contributed to, she invites six local Indigenous artists to create “water sculptures”—they design a vessel, Ono provides the fluid.
Until Sunday, Jan. 31. $10. contemporarycalgary.com.
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