The last time I saw Lou was when we did a show together in New York to raise money for the victims of the Fukushima disaster. Lou’s song was full of anger. I couldn’t help asking why. Lou just smiled a warm smile. I will never forget that smile. Lou will always be in our […]
by Nina Myskow, The Times. “I know you’re not supposed to show your legs at my age,” she says with a giggle. Then she shrugs and adds without a trace of self-pity: “I don’t know how long I’ve got, so I’m just going for it. I thought I better just do what I want to […]
EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL In a MAGNET exclusive, Yoko Ono talks family, art history and the revived Plastic Ono Band’s Take Me To The Land Of Hell with Thurston Moore. Portraits by Gene Smirnov We Americans aren’t very comfortable with avantgarde artists. Neither are most other cultures, taken all around, but there’s something distinctively American in […]
Yoko Ono almost needs no introduction. The 80-year-old artist, activist and musician recently told a reporter for The Australian that “art is breathing” — and she has been breathing, and making art for more than half a century. Among her recent projects is a new album with the Plastic Ono Band called Take Me To […]
For #PEACEDAY, here is my new song CHESHIRE CAT CRY. I revised the lyrics for the version performed on September 15th at my Bowery Ballroom Concert. I love you! yoko CHESHIRE CAT CRY I’m rolling in your dreams Listening to your screams Cheshire Cat Cry The River is dry We the expendable people of the […]
Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, 68 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 […]
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.