Yoko Ono – Wish Tree For Tokyo at MoCA Tokyo on 9 Dec 2014

2004年の春、東京都現代美術館で開催された「YES オノ・ヨーコ」展の出品作品、《東京のウィッシュ・ツリー(願かけの木)》が、オノさんから当館に贈られ、美術館の庭に植樹されました。オノさんは毎年12月9日に、多くの方が美術館を訪れ、願いを書いてこの作品に参加下さることを希望しています。 今年は12月9日(火)の10時から17時まで、美術館でこの作品に願い札を下げることができます。是非ご参加ください。オノさんの来館の予定はありませんが、願い札はアイスランドの《イマジン・ピース・タワー》におさめるためオノさんのもとに送られます。 Wish Tree for Tokyo, first on view in YES Yoko Ono spring 2004 at MOT, has been planted in the museum's sculpture garden. The work has been donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo for its permanent collection. Each year on December 9th, Yoko Ono invites the public [...]

2014-11-03T17:48:03+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Wish Trees|

Wish Tree for Härjedalens Kulturcentrum (Härjedalen, Sweden)

Hello! In the sparsely populated and highest elevated county of Sweden, Härjedalen, covered by endless forests and milions of trees one tree became a special one: Yoko Ono' s Wish Tree, standing in front of the modern art and cultural center "Härjedalens Kulturcentrum" (harjedalenskulturcentrum.com) between November 15th and December 15th. In Härjedalen, a county with [...]

2012-12-21T13:59:09+00:00 December 21st, 2012|Wish Trees|

Wish Tree: Preparatoria Emiliano Zapata, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico

Our story about the wish tree: BACKGROUND: We implemented this activity in our school: Preparatoria Emiliano Zapata which belongs to Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa (a big public university en the state od Sinaloa in Mexico, our country). We did it before a festival we organize every year remembering John Lennon, where we refer to his [...]

2012-04-15T07:00:10+00:00 April 15th, 2012|Wish Trees|

IMAGINE PEACE dandelions in Las Vegas by Rob Bucholz, Richard & Simone Pauwels

Dear Yoko, I just wanted to send you a few photos of an industrial sized scuplture that my friend Rob Bucholz installed for a large (aprox. 250,000 attendees) youth oriented music festival in Las Vegas last summer. My now wife and I assisted in the installation and collaborated with him and turned his 3 40-50 [...]

2012-02-13T05:00:11+00:00 February 13th, 2012|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|

Selkirk College Peace Studies: An Alternative Timeline of History & Wish Tree

Selkirk College Peace Studies students put on a display called ‘An Alternative Timeline of History’, on Nov 29, 2011. What made this timeline unique is that is showed historical events highlighting nonviolence. Many of the history books and traditional timelines we learn from feature wars, conquests and military heroes, whereas this timeline displayed history from [...]

2011-12-18T18:57:08+00:00 December 18th, 2011|Wish Trees|

Yoko Ono: Voice Piece for Soprano / Whisper Piece / Wish Tree at MoMA [NY, USA]

From a Whisper to a Scream: Following Yoko Ono’s Instructions by Jason Persse, Inside Out I first heard about Yoko Ono’s so-called “instruction pieces” as a high school student, when a friend told me the (possibly apocryphal, certainly embellished) story of Ono’s first meeting with John Lennon. History according to the poorly fact-checked [...]

2014-05-26T22:14:37+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Wish Trees|

Yoko Ono: Voice Piece for Soprano, Whisper Piece & Wish Tree at Group Show: Contemporary Art from the MoMA Collection [NY, USA] *VIDEO*

Yoko Ono: Voice Piece for Soprano, Whisper Piece & Wish Tree at MoMA, Summer 2010 Yoko Ono will be performing occasionally in conjunction with the exhibition Contemporary Art from the Collection. Exhibition on view through May 9, 2011 Voice Piece for Soprano presented through November 28, 2010. Video courtesy of Yoko Ono yoko ono moma [...]

2010-09-09T17:32:51+00:00 September 7th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Wish Trees|

Yoko Ono: Wish Tree [Hirshhorn, Washington DC, USA]

When You Wish Upon a Tree at the Hirshhorn by Brandon Springer — Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for Smithsonian.com Some wish for their mothers. Some wish for their fathers. Some wish for siblings or friends, children or partners. Some wishes are rather rude. Some wishes are earnest and sweet. Yoko Ono’s Washington D.C. Wish [...]

2010-07-09T01:23:37+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Wish Trees|

Yoko’s Wish Trees, Two Years Later

by Raven Jake, Raven Jake's Observations A couple of years ago, Yoko Ono did one of her art installations in downtown Pasadena. Folks could write wishes on little pieces of paper and tie them to the branches of potted crepe myrtle trees in the plaza of One Colorado. As with most of Yoko's "pieces," you've [...]

2010-06-21T03:20:43+00:00 June 21st, 2010|Wish Trees|

Wish Tree at Lansdowne Middle School

Dear Yoko Ono, My students and I were inspired by your Wish Tree project, and as an end of the year art collaboration project, we decided to create one for our 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony. The students of my 8th grade art class worked together to make over 250 hand painted "wish tags" that were [...]

2010-06-19T03:25:47+00:00 June 19th, 2010|Wish Trees|

Wish Tree at Oakton Elementary School

by Christine Gray (Principal, Oakton Elementary School), Oakton Elementary's Blog The Wish Tree Project, sponsored by OES Art Teacher, Sarah Brooks, began this week.  Students are welcome to write down their wishes and hang them on our wish tree.  Our Oakton wishes will be collected on International Peace Day and mailed to the Imagine Peace Tower in [...]

2010-05-31T04:41:49+00:00 May 31st, 2010|Imagine All The People, Wish Trees|