You can take home a piece of Yoko Ono’s The Riverbed exhibit

May 30 2018, 1:12 am

Since the Gardiner Museum opened the doors to its three-part installation by Yoko Ono entitled The Riverbed in February, thousands of visitors have paid the exhibit a visit.

Each visitor had the opportunity to add their own personal touch to the exhibit, using broken ceramic shards, tape, glue, string, nails, and other materials to leave their mark.

One older woman happened to leave their mark more so than others, by stealing a rock that was on display as part of a larger art installation, which was worth over $5000.


And now, to commemorate the closing of the exhibition, visitors are invited to take home a piece of Yoko Ono’s exhibit, without having to worry about the police coming after them.

This Sunday, those who visit the exhibit will be able to participate in Cleaning Piece for Gardiner and take home parts of Line Piece and Mend Piece from the installation.

The first 500 visitors will be able to take home their piece of the exhibit in a white box provided by the Museum. They will also be given colourful materials to decorate the boxes, bringing vibrancy to the all-white space.

According to the Gardiner Museum, this will be a “communal gesture that allows this creative energy to be preserved and shared beyond the exhibition’s run.”

For the first time since the exhibit opened, visitors will also be allowed to take photos in the space to document their experiences.

Cleaning Piece for Gardiner

When: Sunday, June 3
 12 pm to 5 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults

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