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, 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.

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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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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER to be lit on Feb 18th by the City of Reykjavík to celebrate Yoko Ono’s birthday

  The City of Reykjavík has decided to light IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Ms. Yoko Ono’s birthday February 18th, 2012. The Mayor Mr. Jon Gnarr, says that on behalf of the City he wishes to thank Ms. Ono for her dedication to peace and friendship to Reykjavik: “Reykjavík is honored that Ms. Yoko Ono chose […]

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Join us turning off our lights for Earth Hour 2012 on 31 March 2012 8:30pm

Wed 15 Feb 2012 - Imagine All The People

On March 31 at 8:30 pm local time, hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for Earth Hour, the world’s largest collective display of commitment to protect the planet. Will you join us? By turning off your lights for just 60 minutes on March 31 you can take a positive action […]

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♥ Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! i ii ii i love you! yoko

Tue 14 Feb 2012 - Imagine All The People

Recorded on 1 June 1969, in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, after the recording of ‘Give Peace A Chance’. REMEMBER LOVE Remember love, remember love, Love is what it takes to sing. Remember love, remember love, Love is what it takes to meet. Remember love, remember love, Love is what it […]

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Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Awards for the Arts 2012

Tue 14 Feb 2012 - Awards

Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Awards for the Arts 2012 February 26, 2012, New York City at a private dinner at The Modern, MoMA, NYC. Four years ago, at the height of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the press filled with tales of heroic displays of great courage in the face of adversity, I […]

The Betsy South Beach: Wish Tree for the City of Miami Beach

Mon 13 Feb 2012 - Imagine All The People, Wish Trees

Warm greetings from sunny South Beach! On November 5, 2011, The Betsy-South Beach dedicated a Wish Tree to the City of Miami Beach and, since then, we have collected more than 2000 wishes. The tree is located Lummus Park, with full access by the public and a steady stream of international visitors and Miami residents. […]


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

Mon 13 Feb 2012 - Imagine All The People, Wish Trees

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 […]

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The Guardian: From Yoko Ono to Leonard Cohen – the old masters finding new inspiration

Sat 11 Feb 2012 - Interviews & Articles

Artists who attained fame and glory in the culturally revolutionary decades of 60s and 70s still making waves later in life by Alex Needham, The Guardian Next Saturday Yoko Ono turns 79. In June she will come to London to launch a retrospective of her work at the Serpentine, which will include work she’s making right now. “My […]





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