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 […]
Occupy Wall Street now has an A-list soundtrack: the compilation Occupy This Album, which was announced today and will be released sometime this spring. The record will feature music from Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne, Yoko Ono, Third Eye Blind, Crosby and Nash and many more. Several of the contributors, including Joan Baez and Crosby and Nash, performed at the New York OWS site while it was still active.
ADD COLOUR | A Yoko Ono Exhibition at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada will feature 10 pieces hand selected by the artist and will run throughout the summer months. The interactive pieces encourage visitors to participate- from hanging a personal wish on Wish Trees for Kitchener to proclaiming your love via a special code to mending broken pottery. Each piece allows the visitor to reflect on the message and make a contribution together to a larger work. “Think peace. Act Peace. Spread Peace. I love you!” – y.o. spring 2012.
May 6–August 27, 2012 MoMA, New York: Special Exhibitions Gallery, third floor Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond. The […]
Enjoy Record Store Day! love, yoko
Released on Record Store Day (21 April 2012), The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends features collaborations with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Neon Indian, Ke$ha, Prefuse 73, Tame Impala, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Lightning Bolt, Biz Markie, New Fumes, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.
Find out more about EARTH DAY at http://www.earthday.org/2012
Happy Earth Day! love, yoko
Message from TBB (via email): I cannot IMAGINE PEACE anymore Yoko. First John gave his life for peace. You live peace each and every day. So does Sean and Julian. I have to live it. I was in the Marines. I have Imagined Peace long enough. I have seen too much death and destruction […]
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 […]