Yoko Ono: Smiling Face Film from “Das Gift” at Haunch of Venison, Berlin

Gallery 360° is holding the exhibition “Yoko Ono: SMILE” starting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
Pictures of smiling faces of viewers will be taken, projected and made into a film.
In order to realize the artwork, transferring a smile from person to person, please visit us to participate in the work.
Sincerely yours
Gallery 360°
November 2010

About Gallery 360°

Since it opened in 1982, and after moving to the present location in 1993, Gallery 360 Degrees has been dealing with Contemporary Art. Gallery 360° has two functions, one is to introduce activities of gallery artists. The other is to produce editions such as multiples, books and posters of Contemporary Artists. A small space in the corner of the gallery is used as a shop for clients to purchase domestic and imported editions.

Gallery 360°
address: 5-1-27-2F, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan 107-0062
tel: 03-3406-5823
website: http://www.360.co.jp
e-mail: [email protected]
open: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 19:00, closed on Sunday & Holiday__

Smiling Face Film by Yoko Ono

Find out more and add your smiling face:  http://smilingfacefilm.com

Special Screening of Yoko Ono’s film SMILE starring John Lennon.

See John Lennon smile, every night at midnight at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo

To mark the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth and the 30th anniversary of his death, Mori Building Co., Ltd. is honored to be screening Yoko Ono’s artwork Film No. 5 (Smile) (51 mins) every night at midnight from December 8 until New Year’s Eve on the large LCD screens at Roppongi Hills.

Ono said of the work, which depicts her late husband Lennon smiling at the camera, that it “is meant as an homage to John Lennon and also as a gift of a smile to the people of the world.”  This screening resulted from a request made to the Mori Art Museum by Ono. The work can be seen by anyone visiting Roppongi Hills during the screening times.

Film No. 5 (Smile) was made by artist Yoko Ono in 1968. It depicts John Lennon gazing quietly at the camera as his expression gradually transforms into a smile. The work constitutes a 51-minute“ portrait” of Lennon. In 1967, Ono decided that she would“ make a film showing the smiles of all the people in the world,” and this work was to be the first in that series. The work, which is almost static in its slow-motion depiction of Lennon smiling, conveys his loving kindness and warmth as well as a private, homely atmosphere. The messages evident in all of Ono’s works – messages of peace, the bonds between people, that the world is one and that it is love that is paramount – find powerful and simple expression in this work.

* This work was included in the Mori Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition“, Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life”
(18 October, 2003 – 18 January, 2004).

Yoko Ono’s “Film #5 (Smile)” (1968)

Dates: Screening each night at midnight from 8 December, 2010 (Wednesday) till 1 January, 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Metro Hat in Roppongi Hills: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku Tokyo [map].
(screening on both the 500-inch screen on the outside of the Metro Hat and the 200-inch screen on the inside)

Enquiries: Tel 03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)

Press enquiries regarding this release should be directed to:
Mr. Watanabe, Ms.Taki, Ms.Shinagawa, Public Relations, Mori Ar t Museum, Mori Building Co., Ltd .
Tel: 03-6406-6111 Fax:03-6406-9351 E-mail: [email protected]