Toronto—On Sunday (June 03) from 12 to 5 pm, to mark the closing of YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED, Yoko Ono invites visitors to take part in her new work CLEANING PIECE FOR GARDINER, a set of instructions that offers the public the opportunity to take home parts of the installation.
Please note: Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors who buy advance tickets online are not guaranteed front-of-the-line entry and will need to be checked in at the Front Desk. Visitors will continue to be admitted and have the opportunity to participate after the 500 boxes have been distributed.
Visitors are invited to commemorate the closing of YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED by participating in a new work created especially for the Gardiner. Yoko Ono’s CLEANING PIECE FOR GARDINER is a set of instructions that offers visitors the opportunity to take home parts of Line Piece and Mend Piece in small white boxes that will be provided by the Museum to the first 500 visitors (after which visitors will still be admitted into the exhibition and able to participate). They will also be given colourful materials to decorate the boxes, bringing vibrancy to the all-white space.
Since February, thousands of visitors have added to THE RIVERBED, using broken ceramic shards, tape, glue, string, nails, and other materials to leave their mark on the installation. CLEANING PIECE FOR GARDINER is a communal gesture that allows this creative energy to be preserved and shared beyond the exhibition’s run. For the first time, visitors will also be permitted to take photos in the space to document their experiences.