By Emma Barnett, The Telegraph. Life as the wife of a Beatle ‘never ends’, Yoko Ono tells Emma Barnett in a radio interview for Woman’s Hour, aired on Tuesday. They discuss John Lennon, her age – she is 80 – and her tireless passion for music. Just who is Yoko Ono and how can she [...]
80-year-old artist and musician looks back at her cutting-edge artistic practice At 80, Yoko Ono remains an adventurous and committed artist as well as a woman who chooses her own path. Half-A-Wind Show, a retrospective of Ono’s work, opened in Frankfurt in February. It examines both her new artwork as well as her earliest [...]
In her new book ACORN from OR Books, renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit. Throughout the book are drawings by Yoko, many never before seen. Paperback: $16/£11, Ebook: $10/£7 Print + Ebook: $20/£14. PRE-ORDER [...]
ON THE DAY OF THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA – 1 April 2013 Nutopia is a country that exists in all of us. John and I created this imaginary world. We called a press conference and produced a white handkerchief from our pockets and said “This is a flag to Surrender to Peace.” Not Fight for [...]
Yoko: “Let’s go back to the future, you know. That’s why we’re here. We want to talk mainly to the young people all over the world, because those are the people who are going to be the next generation. They’re going to be the next world, you know, and we just want to say we are with them. We’re not preaching or anything like that. We want to be with them and we’re with them.”
Listen to John & Yoko on honeymoon spreading their peace message in Amsterdam.
I am proposing the feminization of society; the use of feminine nature as a positive force to change the world. We can change ourselves with feminine intelligence and awareness, into a basically organic, noncompetitive society that is based on love, rather than reasoning. The result will be a society of balance, peace and contentment.
Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono talk about their fight against fracking in the state of New York. Join their voice by going to www.artistsagainstfracking.com to send a letter to Governor Cuomo. The event was hosted by the show’s creator David Garland, and featured performances by, and conversations with, very special guests including Yoko Ono, Sean [...]
Yoko Ono on curating next year’s Meltdown festival on the Southbank, and life – and its guilty pleasures – at 80 by Miranda Sawyer, The Guardian This week it was announced that artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono will be curating the Southbank’s 2013 Meltdown festival – as well as, on 18 February, celebrating her 80th birthday Hi, Yoko! [...]
At 79, Yoko Ono is releasing a new album, ONO.MIX, which features music that’s both danceable and political. By Diane Anderson-Minshall, Advocate.com Yoko Ono is a woman of few words and many ideas, a groundbreaking and under appreciated pop culture icon, and she seems to find new ways to make her music and outsider art relevant and [...]
Today marks the International Day of Peace. To celebrate, activist, artist, lover, and legend Yoko Ono has taken over Time Square, one of the most trafficked intersections in New York City to spread her message of world peace and nonviolent action. Ono’s films entitled “Imagine Peace” will display this exact message in 24 difference languages. [...]
YOKO ONO ON HER NEW ALBUM, ART, AND SEAN LENNON ‘Step to the future, if you like,’ Ono tells DuJour By Adam Rathe, DuJour Just last week, Yoko Ono, the award-winning artist, accomplished musician, and cultural icon released YOKOKIMTHURSTON, a full-length album in collaboration with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of the legendary rock band Sonic Youth. [...]
I recently asked Ono and Lennon a few more questions about the Invisible Flower book. The most surprising thing I learned was that Ono still feels as invisible as she did when she was 19. And she considers it something to covet. By Hannah Elliot, Forbes.
by Yale Breslin, Life and Times Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just 19, at the very start of her artistic career. Her book, tells the story of an invisible beauty and the one special person, “Smelty John,” who catches sight of it. Written years before Yoko met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the [...]
Yoko Ono celebrates Liverpool’s past, present and future in artwork for the ECHO by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo, 17 Aug 2012. LIVERPOOL’S status as a “world in one city” inspired the artwork created specially for today’s ECHO front page by Yoko Ono. The image, signed “love Yoko” by John Lennon’s 79- year-old widow, features a [...]
Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are [...]
Link to audio Yoko Ono became instantly, globally famous when she appeared at the side of John Lennon at the height of his fame with The Beatles. The Beatles, Lennon, were epically revered. Yoko Ono was something new. They were pop. She was Dada. A challengingly conceptual artist. With a personal history few knew [...]
Yoko Ono: honoured in Dublin by The Irish Times Yoko Ono spoke of her late husband John Lennon’s love of Ireland yesterday as she received her lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the worlds of art, music and campaigning, writes Aishling Phelan. ‘‘John, who sometimes considered himself 100 per cent Irish, would have loved [...]
by Ben Luke, Evening Standard Ono’s film, IMAGINE PEACE, set to Lennon’s song, is a very personal contribution to the London 2012 Festival, she tells Ben Luke Outside the Serpentine Gallery on a rare lovely summer’s day, crowds are thronging around five small Cornus trees. Dangling from the branches are pieces of card on which [...]