PEBBLE PEOPLE For International Women's Day, 8 March 2016 A butterfly is hopping from flower to flower. Oh, good, I think. The butterfly is busy-bodying as usual. We are like butterflies. We busybody ourselves every day for our survival as we think we know how. But the difference with us, is that we know we [...]
Original article in French: Madame Figaro YOKO OH YES! The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Lyon is celebrating this amazing lady of conceptual art with a huge exhibition. Yoko Ono is also releasing a new album where we see her collaborate with her son, Sean Lennon, as well as Moby. For 'Madame Figaro', Yoko Ono [...]
DAVID BOWIE John and David respected each other. They were well matched in intellect and talent. As John and I had very few friends we felt David was as close as family. After John died, David was always there for Sean and me. When Sean was at boarding school in Switzerland, David would pick him [...]
UNCOVER II - To My Soul Mates in Cambridge by Yoko Ono, Oct. 15th, 2015 Last night, I went to a restaurant after 11 p.m., hoping that I could get coffee and a biscuit. Instead I saw a vast crowd of men, all in grey, as if their suits were the only things that were [...]
Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011. 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 [...]
Message from Yoko Ono I'm very saddened by Cynthia's death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian. She had such a strong zest for life and I felt proud how we two women stood firm in the Beatles family. Please join me in sending love and support to Julian at this [...]
ON THE DAY OF THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA – 1 April 2015 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 is a delicate wind, racing around the world and trying to keep from disappearing altogether. But she's met her mountain, and while still working in lofty conceptual pieces she is holding on well to her kite string by Jonathan Cott, Rolling Stone (Article | Archive), 18 March 1971. In December, 1970, John Lennon and [...]
Yoko Ono answers your questions every Friday on Twitter and Facebook.
DON'T STOP ME! At my age I should be in a certain way. Please don’t stop me being the way I am. I don’t want to be old and sick like many others of my age. Please don’t create another old person. So even when I am rocking on the stage, they are totally hard [...]
See Hear Yoko See Hear Yoko captures the rich complexity of Yoko Ono—woman, artist, activist, wife and mother—from her days with John Lennon through the present, with intimate portraits by the legendary rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen, and words by Ono herself, edited from conversations with Jody Denberg, rock radio’s “Voice of Austin, Texas.” Conceived expressly [...]
TO MY FRIENDS My dear friends. How was your year? Mine was very trying. But I came out of it smelling the sweet air! I hope you did too. I do get concerned, though, how you will be doing over the holidays. So here’s what I want you to do. Follow your heart. And repeat: [...]
For all those that Imagine Peace, YOKO ONO INFINITE UNIVERSE AT DAWN celebrates Yoko Ono's seminal art and activism across eight decades. 'Seeds of ideas, like pebbles, were raining through my life. Genesis Publications has captured those seeds and presented them to you here, for your observation, selection and experimentation, to make their destination entirely [...]
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.
Artist Yoko Ono and Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui stand before a 4-meter-long, 6-meter-wide sheet with messages of peace written by local high school students in the city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, one week before the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing. from The Japan Times HIROSHIMA – Artist Yoko Ono on Wednesday urged [...]
UNCOVER by Yoko Ono Let's quickly assemble the knowledge we have. We ourselves must be peaceful to get peace. Once we follow that logic, and clear our minds of anger, hatred, fear and violence, we can see what we were doing wrong. We are being given the option of having a peaceful world or a [...]
Message from Yoko Ono Dear Friends, In 1969, John and I were so naïve to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn't know. It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have [...]
Behind every great artist is a great curator. But what do they actually do? Serpentine superstar Hans Ulrich Obrist reveals the delights and dangers of his craft – while Yoko Ono, David Shrigley and more pick their all-time favourite show Interviews by Stuart Jeffries and Nancy Groves, The Guardian, Sunday 23 March 2014 'One [...]
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.
To Elbow: Dear Guy, Craig, Mark, Pete and Richard, Yes. New York has been kind to me as your song says. Thank you. For John, he always wanted to come and live in this city, ever since he saw Bob Dylan on the famous album cover (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan). And I played the catalyst to [...]