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Yoko Ono to Give News Conference at The Detroit Institute of Arts

Monday, November 17, 2003

WHAT: The Detroit Institute of Arts will conduct a news conference with Yoko Ono where she will take questions regarding her artwork Freight Train, currently installed on the DIA’s southwest lawn, and on view through spring 2004.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. The room will be open at 11 a.m. for set-up.

WHERE: The Detroit Institute of Arts Lecture Hall, 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Enter through the Woodward Avenue door. Parking is allowed on the Woodward driveway.

OTHER: Ono will speak publicly about Freight Train at 5:30 p.m. the same day at the site of the installation. A plaque with the artist’s statement will be dedicated and installed. This text will be in Spanish, in recognition of Detroit’s large Mexican American community, and joins similar plaques with Japanese, German and English texts.

Detroit installation sponsored by Lila and Gilbert B. Silverman with the assistance of Fab-ra-cast Concrete Railway Crossing Systems and CSX Transportation. Curated by Jon Hendricks. Thanks to Jorge Starke, Stiftung Starke, Raphel Vostell, and Galerie Vostell in Berlin, Fumio Nanjo Associates and Yuko Nishiyama in Yokohama, and Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects, Alanna Heiss, William Norton, P.S.1, and Karla Merrifield, Studio One in New York. The DIA is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.