So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink? by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica

Tue 20 Mar 2012 - Awards, Imagine All The People

So, is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink? by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, March 20, 2012, 2:42 p.m. When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink in Dimock, Penn., a national hot spot for concerns about fracking, it seemed to vindicate the energy industry’s insistence that drilling […]

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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER to be relit 20-27 March at 8pm

Mon 19 Mar 2012 - IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

To celebrate the first week of Spring and John & Yoko’s 43rd wedding anniversary, The City of Reykjavík will be relighting Yoko Ono’s artwork IMAGINE PEACE TOWER from 8pm until midnight, every night from 20th-27th March 2012.

Join us live at http://IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com where you can send your wishes & watch live at these times:

        8pm – 12pm Liverpool & London
        4pm – 8pm New York
        1pm – 5pm Los Angeles
        5am – 9am Tokyo

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April 11: A Bid To Save The Earth: Christie’s Green Auction 2012

Thu 15 Mar 2012 - Imagine All The People

Yoko Ono Lennon is on the Honorary Host Committee for Christie’s 2012 Green Auction on April 11 in NYC. Last year $2.4m was raised for four of the world’s leading science-based environmental nonprofits: Oceana, National Resources Defense Council, Central Park Conservancy and Conservation International.

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Greenpeace – Lessons from Fukushima

Sun 11 Mar 2012 - Imagine All The People

This report, commissioned by Greenpeace International, addresses what lessons can be taken away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The one-year memorial of the accident offers a unique opportunity to ask ourselves what the tragedy has taught us. And it also raises the question, are we prepared to learn?

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ONE YEAR ON: Yoko Ono: Message to Japanese people affected by the Sendai Quake & Tsunami, 2011

Message to the Japanese people affected by the Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami by Yoko Ono, 11 March 2011 My dear people of Japan, I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and […]

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Yoko Ono: I Want You To Remember Me / おぼえてて (Gallery 360º, Tokyo, Japan)

Sat 10 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ME / OBOETETE is a dramatic new installation of YOKO ONO dealing with shattered lives, loss and remembrance. Inspired by her own experiences of growing up in war-torn Japan, displacement and awareness of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and now by the events of March 2011, ONO has created […]

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Yoko Ono: Uncursed (Galerie LeLong, NY, USA)

Sat 10 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

An installation of doors and figurative transparent sculptures form the nucleus of multi-media artist Yoko Ono’s second solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong, Uncursed. Yoko Ono says: When we were children, we learnt at our elementary school how the warrior, Shikanosuke Yamanaka, vowed to endure seven misfortunes and eight sufferings, thereby giving all the negative things […]

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ONE YEAR ON: Yoko Ono on CNN: “We have to start bringing out the energy, resilience and wisdom that we have” (15 March 2011)

Sat 10 Mar 2012 - Imagine All The People

“We are all together in spirit, and we have to start bringing out our super power which is the energy, resilience and wisdom that we have.” Yoko Ono on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’, CNN Yoko Ono: Japan has to bring out “the energy, resilience and wisdom that we have” Yoko Ono was an exclusive guest on […]

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On the anniversary of 3/11: SURVIVING JAPAN – UPDATE from Director Chris Noland

Sat 10 Mar 2012 - Imagine All The People

Back This Project $1 minimum pledge   UPDATE from Director Chris Noland, 3/11/2012 Dear Yoko and readers of IMAGINEPEACE.com, This is Chris Noland. I thought I would bring you up to what is currently going on with our SURVIVING JAPAN film project. It has been one year since my life changed forever in Tokyo on 11 […]

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The Lighter by Yoko Ono

Sat 10 Mar 2012 - Written work

Karuizawa is an old summer resort in Japan very much like the Hamptons except it’s in the mountains. There is a coffee house in a pine forest near Karuizawa. John & I fell in love with the place, and found ourselves going there almost every day with Sean. To get there, you had to go cycling for about 30 minutes from the town of Karuizawa. But we loved going there. There was a big hammock in the backyard, and John, Sean and I used to spend the afternoon lying in it, giggling, singing, and watching the sky…

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Group Show: Incognito (Santa Monica MoA, USA)

Fri 09 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

PRECOGNITO & INCOGNITO 2012 March 15- 17, 2012 INCOGNITO Saturday, March 17, 7 – 10 pm Doors open at 7 pm sharp With original artworks by 500 contemporary artists, INCOGNITO features work by luminaries including Yoko Ono, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, and Judy Chicago, as well as a host of emerging talent. This spirited evening encourages attendees—from […]

 

Group Show: Miracles, Art, Science & Religion (Kunsthalle Krems, Austria)

Thu 08 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Miracles, Art, Science & Religion 4 March 2012 to 1 July 2012 Opening Sat, 03. March 2012, 11:00 The miracle is a concept that breaks through boundaries. This exhibition makes use of its explosive potential, following the traces of the miraculous in different disciplines and throughout different periods in history. Centered around works of contemporary […]

 

Group Show: Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan (Moscow MoMA, Russia)

Mon 05 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan Section 1: Reality/Ordinary world The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, presents the exhibition Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan intended to introduce the general public to the art trends of Contemporary Japan. The ‘double perspective’ is provided here by two curators from two […]

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Listen to Yoko Ono on Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio 4, UK) from June 2007

Fri 02 Mar 2012 - Radio & TV

This Week’s Guest: Yoko Ono 10 June 2007, Repeated 15 June 2007 Kirsty Young’s castaway this week is Yoko Ono. She was already an avant-garde artist in her own right when, in 1968, she started dating one of the most famous men in the world, John Lennon. Then, depending on who you listen to, she either stole him from the […]

 

Group Show: Now and Future Japan (London, UK)

Fri 02 Mar 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

2:46pm, 11 March 2011: children were at school in the hills high up above the coast; fishermen were at the beach; mothers were in their homes by the sea. On this seemingly ordinary day, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, hit north-east Japan, subsequently destroying several nuclear power plants and causing untold damage. The […]

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Yoko Ono awarded the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art.

Thu 01 Mar 2012 - Awards

On Thursday 1 March 2012, artist Yoko Ono won the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria’s highest award for applied contemporary art. The Oskar Kokoschka prize, named after an Austrian painter who died in 1980, is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist and is worth 20,000 euros (26,600 dollars). By awarding Yoko Ono the […]

 

Peace One Day: Sign up to support the Global Truce 2012 that will happen on 21 Sept 2012

Wed 29 Feb 2012 - Imagine All The People

Global Truce 2012: Objectives – on Peace Day, 21 September 2012:

• The largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
• The largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace.

Sign up at facebook.com/peaceoneday

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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Between My Head And The Sky

Fri 24 Feb 2012 - Discography, Feature

REVIEWS ★★★★★ “Excellent, essential” UNCUT ★★★★★ “Fantastically cool, fearlessly weird” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★ “Brilliant, absorbing, thoughtful” THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★ “Challenging, tender” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY ★★★★ “The best work of her musical career”NME ★★★★ “Brawny, brainy avante-rock”THE ONION (AV CLUB) ★★★★ “Beautifully desolate, bittersweet” PITCHFORK ★★★★ “Truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable” ROLLING STONE ★★★★ “Hell, […]

Group Show: Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life (U Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor MI)

Sat 18 Feb 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life February 25-May 20, 2012 Fluxus emerged in the early 1960s as a loose, international network of artists, composers, and designers-”led” by Lithuanian-born American artist George Maciunas (1931-1978)- that was noted for blurring the boundaries between art and life. Fluxus artists like Maciunas, Nam June Paik, George Brecht, and […]

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