The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 21, 2018

Yoko Ono asks people to send photos of their smiles for new exhibition for Manchester Festival
Yoko Ono © Michael Lavine.

MANCHESTER.- Yoko Ono is asking people to c irculate a photo of their smile to say, "Hello. How you doing?" for a new exhibition, do it 20 13, which opens this week at Manchester Art Gallery as part of the Manchester International Festival. People can upload their images at

Many of the world’s leading artists, including Ai Weiwei, Tracey Emin and Gilbert & George, are taking part in the exhibition, one of the most ambitious and far reaching exhibition projects ever staged. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and commissioned by MIF with Manchester Art Gallery, the show is an evolving exhibition created from a series of instructions written by artists. An eclectic mix of things for visitors to do at the gallery and at home, the instructions range from the active to the absurd to the philosophical.

Highlights include the Ten Commandments by Gilbert & George; Michelangelo Pistoletto’s instructions for making newspaper sculptures; a web of bottles by Tracey Emin; Theaster Gates on how to catch the Holy Ghost in a Shopping Mall; Christodoulos Panayiotou’s homage to Joan Brossa; Adrian Piper’s The Humming Room; Paul McCarthy’s Snow White Cook Book; Maria José Arjona’s performance with a vulture, and Ai Weiwei’s instructions on how to make a spray device to block a surveillance camera.

The exhibition is divided between five rooms – the Homage Room, the Archive Room, the Active Room, the Games Room and do it TV. The Homage Room will feature 20 instructions by deceased do it artists, realised especially for Manchester by 20 living artists. These will include Sarah Lucas reacting to Franz West, Tracey Emin enacting the instructions of Louise Bourgeois,Ernesto Neto re-enacting Lygia Pape, Olafur Eliasson/Francesca Varela and Tino Sehgal/Felix Gonzalez Torres. The Archive Room will contain ephemera and documentation from participants of the last 20 years of the project including Leon Golub, Mike Kelley, Shere Hite, and Cedric Price, the Active Room and the Games Room will contain a series of artists’ instructions aimed at the public and do it TV will screen the video works produced as part of the do it project. There will also be instructions throughout the building and interventions within the collection galleries to discover.

Visitors can upload their own interpretations of a selection of the instructions at

Today's News

July 10, 2013

Archaeological dig at Tel Hazor finds Sphinx fragment of pyramid-building Egyptian king

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation announces appointment of Elizabeth Smith as Executive Director

SFMOMA publishes digital catalogue on collection of works by Robert Rauschenberg

Yoko Ono asks people to send photos of their smiles for new exhibition for Manchester Festival

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York to represent the Estate of Michael Goldberg

Exhibition of Harold Feinstein's iconic Coney Island series to open at Panopticon Gallery

Smithsonian surpasses $125,000 goal for its first major crowdfunding campaign

MIT List Visual Arts Center launches audio guide of 51 works of public art and architecture at MIT

Exhibition of photography from the permanent collection opens at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Exhibition of The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art opens in Los Angeles

New work by artist R. Nelson Parrish on view at Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Exhibition of works by Katja Loher and Rohan Wealleans opens at C24 Gallery in New York

Zach Harris' Echo Parked in a No Vex Cave opens at David Kordansky Gallery

Frieze Film 2013: Participating artists announced

Manatee Galleries' auction features ambassador's fine and decorative art collection

Design Museum announces sale of Shad Thames to Zaha Hadid Architects

Walls to Talk to: Exhibition at the MMK Zollamt unites a selection of works by Jewyo Rhii

National Portrait Gallery presents first major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight's portraits

Artist Tal Erez uses the classic ViewMaster binoculars to tell the story of Jerusalem through photography

Ruinart Champagne to present a new installation by designer Piet Hein Eek

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful