Art Production Fund is pleased to present IMAGINE PEACE by Yoko Ono as part of the Times Square Alliance public art program on September 21, 2012, which marks the thirty-first annual International Day of Peace. As part of this global gathering of individuals in the name of peace each year, Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE message will be translated into 24 world languages and displayed hourly across American Eagle Times Square, MTV 44 ½ and Viacom North and South signs throughout Times Square.
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Commissions Yoko Ono to Design Limited-Edition Crystal Cuts Inspired by hope, peace and dreams. Conceptual artist Yoko Ono has created two exclusive crystal key cuts for fall 2012, adding to SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS’ roll-call of illustrious designer partnerships including Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Andree Putman and Manish Arora. A pioneering figure in the sixties’ […]
Dear Ms Ono, We are having a 5 Year Plan benefit for Doctors Without Borders at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 w.26th St. NYC) on Tuesday Sept. 27th, 6-8pm. The 5 Year Plan is giving the first $25,000 profits from the book to Doctors Without Borders, any profit after that will go to a further cycle […]
From 5pm June 22nd until midnight on June 23rd, in recognition of INTERNATIONAL WIDOW’S DAY, Yoko Ono’s participatory artwork MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL will be projected on the General Assembly west side wall of the United Nations Headquarters, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, USA. MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL On June 23rd, INTERNATIONAL WIDOW’S […]
Write her name, a note about her, to her and to yourself.
If it gets to be a love letter, a poem
or a very long message or as long as a novel (!)
Make sure to squeeze her with big hugs and kisses in your mind
and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii
For Mothers Day: Sunday 8 May 2010
Yoko Ono’s CUT PIECE : From Text to Performance and Back Again by Kevin Concannon Art is inexorably bound up in the situation where it is produced and where it is experienced. You can emphasize this, or you can emphasize where it is produced or experienced: you can even equate them, and emphasize the equation. […]
2009 Holiday Message From Yoko Ono: Dear Friends The WAR IS OVER! campaign was once a tiny seed, which spread and covered the Earth. John and I believed it helped many people to stop their wars. Since then, every WAR IS OVER! campaign has impacted the world as powerfully as the first one. Start yours […]
Yoko Ono: about IMAGINE PEACE TOWER Tribute Events for 9 October 2009 REYKJAVIK, ICELAND IMAGINE PEACE TOWER lighting & Yoko RÁS2 radio interview was STREAMED LIVE here on www.IMAGINEPEACE.com from 8:30pm London / 7:30pm Reykjavík / 3:30pm NY / 12:30pm LA / 04:30am Tokyo [streaming audio broadcast is now over] NEW YORK, USA Rock & […]
NYLON TV celebrates the end of a great season with the threeASFOUR presentation, in collaboration with Yoko Ono. Then our host, Cory Kennedy snags an exclusive interview post-show with Yoko and Sean Lennon. threeASFOUR’s colab show with Yoko Ono from PAPER Magazine on Vimeo. Threeasfour‘s collab show with Yoko Ono at Milk last night was such […]
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first mailing event of
ACORN PEACE by JOHN & YOKO Spring 1969
"Caught the early plane back to London
Fifty acorns tied in a sack
The men from the press said ‘we wish you success
It’s good to have the both of you back."
The Ballad of John and Yoko
recorded by The Beatles, 1969.
In 1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono planted two acorns for peace at Coventry Cathedral. The acorns were planted in east and westerly positions, symbolizing the meeting of the couple and the union of their two cultures. This was the first of many peace events that the couple would initiate throughout their lives.
In 1969 John and Yoko mailed acorns and an accompanying letter to a wide variety of prominent figures across the world, asking that the acorns be planted for peace.
A collection of thank you letters from several world leaders was received by the couple and these letters have been kept by Yoko.
ACORN PEACE consists of 2 acorns in a transparent case which is inscribed “ACORN PEACE by JOHN & YOKO Spring 2009”.
On Saturday 2 May 2009, 40 years after the original mailing of the acorns, Yoko will mail 123 ACORN PEACE boxes to world leaders and heads of state, hoping they will plant them in their garden and grow two oak trees for WORLD PEACE.
In 1971, Rolling Stone magazine asked John Lennon whether he and Yoko had received any reaction from the political leaders who received the original acorns. He said: “Different heads of state actually planted their acorns, lots of them wrote to us.. …I believe Golda Meir said ‘I don’t know who they are but if it’s for peace, we’re for it’ or something like that. There were quite a few people who understood the idea”.
Yoko Ono continues to spread the message of peace through various media and events.
Yoko Ono speech: Unveiling ‘Promise Piece’ for World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations, NYC When I was first approached to create an artwork for Autism awareness, I was shocked by the worldwide prevalence of this serious situation especially amongst our children. We are now standing in the new age together, armed with so much incredible knowledge […]
Times Square, New York (W46th St & Broadway – to the left of Virgin Records) IMAGINE PEACE January 9th, 2009 yoko ono Imagine peace! It’s hard to kill people when we’re imagining peace. There would be no more war. If we all imagined peace, It sounds simple, but it’s true. So, go see the billboard: […]
The Iceland Post Company recently published a book on Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in cooperation with the artist. The tower was erected on Reykjavík’s Viðey island on October 9, 2007, in the memory of her late husband John Lennon. The 100-page book, simply entitled IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, contains a wealth of information on Ono’s […]
10.09.08: send your wish On 9 Oct 2008, John Lennon’s birthday, Yoko Ono asks the people of Iceland to join her and many others across the rest of the world in praying for peace and stability. At 8pm Reykjavik time (1pm LA, 4pm NY, 9pm Liverpool, 5am Tokyo), as IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is illuminated on […]
The desire to formulate the seemingly unformulatable – to crystallise esoteric concepts such as success into single equations – has occupied the thoughts of countless other thinkers, but perhaps nobody more than Hans Ulrich Obrist. The eminent curator and co-director of exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery in London, has spent 15 years commissioning formulae from […]
Penal Colony (2006) SEASON OF GLASS spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance there is a season that never passes and that is the season of glass © Yoko Ono ‘81 HELL IN PARADISE […]
Penal Colony (2004) SEASON OF GLASS spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance there is a season that never passes and that is the season of glass © Yoko Ono ‘81 HELL […]
Yoko Ono’s Freight Train on DIA’s South Lawn September 17, 2003-Spring 2004 Freight Train, 1999; Yoko Ono; boxcar with light and sound. Installation on the DIA’s southwest lawn at the corner of Woodward and Farnsworth. The outdoor sculpture Freight Train, one of Yoko Ono’s most ambitious works, is a German boxcar […]