“I am standing here because I was once a prisoner of conscience. As you look at me and listen to me, please remember the often repeated truth that one prisoner of conscience is one too many. Those who have not yet been given access to the benefits of justice in my country number much more than one. Please remember them and do whatever is possible to affect their earliest, unconditional release. “
Sam Taylor-Wood befriended Yoko Ono during the making of Nowhere Boy, her acclaimed film about John Lennon’s early years. But they have much more in common. Here, on the eve of a Yoko retrospective, the two artists talk about creativity, world peace – and what it’s like to be the older woman…
The #smilesfilm iPhone App is now available for download at the iTunes App Store. The #smilesfilm iPhone App encourages you to interact in 3 ways: 1. dream – look at recent upload activity on a zoomable world map 2. watch – view the lastest uploaded smiles 3. smile – take/upload photos to Instagram & Twitter adding […]
DECEMBER 1968 – Photographed with John Lennon – they reportedly had been together since May 1968, although there are conflicting reports of how and when they met that have never been confirmed. APRIL 1 1969 – With John Lennon at Vienna airport – the couple had married the previous month. 1970 – Wearing head-to-toe black […]
An artist for the age of Occupy is given a retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in London. by Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian The most famous thing anyone ever said about Yoko Ono was, inevitably, said by John Lennon, and for years it held true. He called her “the world’s most famous unknown artist, everyone knows her name, but […]
AD PIECE Feel the newspaper in your hands. Hear the whisper of the morning. Think of someone you love. See you at the exhibition. yoko I created AD PIECE to advertise the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm. It was in Sweden’s biggest newspaper, DN, on page 3 of the Arts section. Before the […]
by Lesley Thomas, The Times Photo of Yoko Ono by Nick Knight from the latest issue of Vogue – on sale now. How many people over the age of 30 look good in hotpants? What about 40? 60? How about nearly 80? Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of John Lennon, appears in the forthcoming […]
She is 79 and still producing the kind of conceptual art that made her infamous in the Sixties. But had she not been Mrs John Lennon, would the world have heard of Yoko Ono? The answer, says Simon Schama, is YES
YOKO ONO: GRAPEFRUIT By the late 1950s, Yoko Ono had already begun creating poetic works in which text, music, performance and experimental painting merge. The exhibition has its starting point in Grapefruit, which Yoko Ono (b. 1933) published in 1964. This book contains ideas and sketches for painting, events, films, dance, music, painting, objects […]
Future Fortified is a global campaign to help millions of women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Nearly 2 billion people around the world suffer from a lack of proper nutrition. Globally, 1 in 3 of all childhood deaths are due to maternal & child undernutrition while malnutrition […]
On Friday 25 May, 49 innocent children were killed in sickening attacks on the Syrian town of Houla. Thousands more children are experiencing terrible suffering and trauma in Syria, yet aid agencies like Save the Children aren’t yet able to get urgent help to these children who have been injured and traumatised by the conflict. […]
HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! In 1933, just before I was born, my father Yeisuke Ono left Tokyo to go to San Francisco. In 1935, my Mom, Isoko and I travelled to San Francisco to meet up with my father. I was 2½ years old. The Golden Gate Bridge was still incomplete. This […]
5 Things Yoko Ono Knows For Sure The artist, musician, and author—her illustrated book, An Invisible Flower, is in stores this month—talks about activism, self-expression, and happiness. As told to Stephanie Palumbo, Oprah.com 1. Your thoughts are more powerful than you know. Several years ago, I was walking in Central Park with a friend, and he […]
An Open Letter to Presidents Obama and Karzai As champions of women’s rights who are dedicated to protecting women’s human rights, we are deeply concerned that the significant gains made by women and girls in Afghanistan may be threatened as U.S. and allied troops leave the country. We urge you to adopt a […]
Sean took these photos when he took me for a walk in Central Park. He used his newly acquired camera, which was a Leica (german camera) that came out about 80 years ago. I was amazed how Sean operated the old camera smoothly and did a good job! Well, it was a nice Mother’s Day.
Invisible Art brings together works from the past half century that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as well as younger artists who have expanded on their legacy. From the amusing to the philosophical, there are works you […]
Exhibition opening: Friday, 18th May 2012 at 7pm Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu 87 – 100 Toruń, Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13, Poland tel.: + 00 48 56 610 97 00 fax: + 00 48 56 621 07 24 [email protected] Saturday 19th of May from 12 am to 12 pm for European Night of Museums, […]
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Dear Friends I would like to give an accolade to our mothers who passed away, without being acknowledged of the beautiful thing they did. They could have died trying to give birth to us. Giving birth was a very serious, uncomfortable, and dangerous matter. But nobody told our mothers that. She was […]
MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL is a tribute to all Mothers of the World from each of your children; a celebration of the love that nurtures us all.
Upload your mother’s photo to one of these groups: Facebook, Flickr
Write her name, a note about her, to her and to yourself.
If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message or as long as a novel (!) that’s fine.
Make sure to squeeze her with big hugs and kisses in your mind
and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii
Tag an Instagram with #mmib, write your tribute & see the gallery here.
WNYC Spinning On Air – 2 hours of David Garland with Yoko Ono Lennon & Sean Ono Lennon Listen to the show above. It aired live on Mothers Day, 13 May 2012 at 7-9pm ET Yoko Ono: Affirmations Why do people keep laughing at desert island jokes? That is because, secretively, we are […]