Yoko Ono: War Is Over! (If You Want It) (MCA, Sydney, Australia)

Fri 15 Nov 2013 - Events & Exhibitions

Explore five decades of art works across a range of media by legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono. The title comes from a text work by Ono and her husband John Lennon that first appeared in 1969 across public billboards in twelve cities worldwide, including New York and London. This survey of works by […]

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Group Show: War is for the Living (Sylvia Wald / Po Kim Art Gallery, NY, USA)

Fri 08 Feb 2013 - Events & Exhibitions

The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery is pleased to present War is for the Living, a group exhibition that brings together thirteen transnational, multiethnic, and intergenerational artists working in various media whose works provoke questions about a world permeated by war. These works underscore the living that comes after war and investigate what […]

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Group Show: Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language (MoMA, New York, USA)

Wed 02 May 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

May 6–August 27, 2012 MoMA, New York: Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond. The […]

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WAR IS OVER! by Susha Shulenski

Sun 25 Dec 2011 - Imagine All The People

Hi Yoko, I had this crazy idea … let’s see how far we can take this…. the thing is when you and John started this all those years ago we didn’t all have computers and our own printers… now, one by one we can make a statement from our own front window… I printed out […]

The Opportunity: After Utøya by Davíð Stefánsson

Mon 22 Aug 2011 - Imagine All The People

by Davíð Stefánsson, The Reykjavik Grapevine I don’t know much about Jens Stoltenberg. He is a Norwegian politician and I assume he’s no better or worse than his colleagues. But I would like to elaborate on a few words delivered by Stoltenberg during a memorial service, words which have circulated the web following the terrorist […]

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IMAGINE PEACE 2012 by Yoko Ono Lennon

Fri 18 Feb 2011 - Written work

IMAGINE PEACE 2012 Yoko Ono Lennon 18 February 2011 Dear Friends, Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78. I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe. The world situation […]

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Yoko Ono: WAR IS OVER! & IMAGINE PEACE billboards [London Ontario Live Arts, Canada]

Sun 12 Sep 2010 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono’s billboard will be seen in Downtown London as apart of this year’s LOLA Festival. (© Yoko Ono 2010) Yoko Ono is an award-winning multi-media artist and peace activist, who constantly challenges and stretches the traditional boundaries of sculpture, painting, theater and music. Her seminal performance art in the early 1960′s, experimental films and […]

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War Is Over! (If You Want It) by David Swanson

Sat 19 Jun 2010 - Imagine All The People

Looking Up: War Is Over (if you want it) By David Swanson / WarIsACrime.org / MichaelMoore.com The tide is turning against war. We’ve permanently shut down the Army Experience Center! We’ve kept student information from recruiters in Maryland! The war escalation supplemental funding has stalled! The attack on Kandahar has been stalled! The majority of the public is on our side! […]

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WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT: John and Yoko, 40 Years Later [Jon Wiener, The Nation]

Mon 28 Dec 2009 - Interviews & Articles

“War Is Over! If You Want It”: John and Yoko, 40 Years Later by Jon Wiener, The Nation “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT” – a full page ad in the Sunday New York Times Dec. 27 must have puzzled many readers. The ad marked an anniversary: it was 40 years ago today that […]

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Group Show: Art Adds [Taxicabs, NYC USA]

Fri 25 Dec 2009 - Events & Exhibitions

Soon You Can Hail an Artist as You Hail a Cab By Carol Vogel, New York Times, 25 Dec 2009 Those moving advertisements atop taxis generally deliver not-so-subtle messages, like which airlines to fly or movies to see, who makes the sexiest blue jeans or the coolest sunglasses. High art they most certainly are not. […]

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WAR IS OVER!: Holiday Message from Yoko Ono

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 […]

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8 December – Memories of John

Please share your memories of John in the comments.

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The Quietus pt 1: Yoko Oh Yes! Ms Ono Speaks About Peace, Pop And Computer Games

Sat 26 Sep 2009 - Feature, Interviews & Articles

by Carol Clerk, The Quietus Some of us may be surprised at just how good Between My Head And The Sky, the new album by the Plastic Ono Band, actually is. Not Carol Clerk, who met up with Yoko to talk about her music and peace projects . . . It’s a beautiful September morning, […]

Woodstock International Walk for World Peace

Mon 20 Jul 2009 - Imagine All The People

More pictures at the Woodstock International Walk for World Peace Picasa gallery. “Peace Weekend” to kick off Woodstock 40th Anniversary events This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, and many events are being held throughout the area to honor this singular occassion. The first of these, the Woodstock International Walk for World […]

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BED PEACE 2009: 40th Anniversary 1969-2009

Mon 25 May 2009 - Imagine All The People

The John & Yoko Amsterdam Bed-In took place from 25-31 March 1969 at The Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland. The John & Yoko Montreal Bed-In took place from 26 May to 2 June 1969 at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada, culminating in the recording of the anthem “Give Peace A Chance” on the night of […]

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IMAGINE: The Peace Ballad of John and Yoko [Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada]

Fri 10 Apr 2009 - Events & Exhibitions

A “conscientious objector” during a period of societal and political crisis throughout the world, John Lennon, along with his muse and alter ego Yoko Ono, sang a message of hope and tolerance that sought the transformation of violence into peace, and hate and racism into love. Today, the work they carried out together has not […]

WAR IS OVER! / IMAGINE PEACE in New York – January 2009

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: […]

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Happy Xmas WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)

WAR IS OVER!: Watch the film. Between 6 Jan – 2 Feb 2009, look out for the IMAGINE PEACE / WAR IS OVER! billboards  in Times Square, New York (W46th St & Broadway – to the left of Virgin Records)  and Washington DC (901 6th St & K St NW at the Hampton Inn).   […]

Billboards around Valley build buzz for exhibition

Thu 02 Oct 2008 - Events & Exhibitions News

YOUNGSTOWN — Are you wondering what the meaning is behind a handful of billboards that have popped up in recent weeks around the Mahoning Valley? Like the one that says “War Is Over” on Route 422 in Niles, or the one of a woman’s high-heeled shoe kicking through muddy water on Market Street in Boardman?The […]

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WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)

Sun 21 Sep 2008 - Events & Exhibitions News

The new group show, “Agency: Art and Advertising”, curated by Dr. Kevin Concannon and John Noga, at the McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, runs from September 19th to November 8th, 2008. In this connection, there are nine billboard works being displayed around the Youngstown metropolitan area. The billboards which are featuring […]

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