IMAGINE PEACE TOWER was lit in tribute to people of Norway on August 21st 2011

Thu 18 Aug 2011 - IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

On the night of August 21st 2011, the City of Reykjavik in collaboration with YOKO ONO lit IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island, Reykjavík, Iceland, in tribute to the victims of the 22 July attacks in Oslo and Utøya in Norway. The Norwegian authorities designated this as an official day of mourning and remembrance for […]

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Yoko Ono: The Road Of Hope (Hiroshima MoCA, Japan) Hiroshima Art Prize Exhibition

Fri 12 Aug 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Message from Yoko Ono Trust in the power of human intellect. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude that must never be repeated. Even now, sixty-six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering. Such is the gravity of the destruction wrought […]

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Yoko Ono: IMAGINE PEACE Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace (Stony Brook University, NY)

Thu 11 Aug 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono IMAGINE PEACE: Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace will be presented at the University Art Gallery in the Staller Center from September 6 through October 15. Originally organized by the Myers School of Art at The University of Akron, the exhibition was curated by Kevin Concannon and John Noga. The Staller Center […]

 

On Hiroshima Day August 6th 2011 / On Nagasaki Day August 9th 2011 by YOKO ONO

Tue 09 Aug 2011 - Written work

On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2011 On Nagasaki Day – August 9th, 2011 by YOKO ONO Trust in the power of human intellect and the super ability sleeping in our subconscious. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims […]

 

Boing Boing Special Feature: YOKO ONO interview by Xeni Jardin

Sat 06 Aug 2011 - Interviews & Articles

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011. by Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (78), wife of the late John Lennon, was recently honored with the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize, an award for artists whose work has contributed to peace. To commemorate the award, The Hiroshima Museum […]

AFP: Yoko Ono says Japan should look at Iceland

Sat 06 Aug 2011 - Interviews & Articles

TOKYO, Aug 6, 2011 (AFP) Yoko Ono has an idea for her disaster-scarred country Japan — abandon nuclear energy for renewables and tap the geothermal energy beneath the unstable ground of the volcanic island nation. The artist and widow of John Lennon is in Japan for the first time since the March 11 quake and […]

 

MIX A BUILDING AND THE WIND: An Interview with Yoko Ono by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1992

Thu 04 Aug 2011 - Interviews & Articles

MIX A BUILDING AND THE WIND An Interview with Yoko Ono by Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1992 Q: Could you tell me a little about the early beginnings of instructions in your work? YOKO: It started with music. I was trained as a musician since my pre-school years. My mother put me in a very special […]

 

The Washington Times: Independent women lead social change in Japan

Wed 03 Aug 2011 - Interviews & Articles

Independent women lead social change in Japan By Christopher Johnson – Special to The Washington Times NIIGATA, Japan — Onstage in front of about 5,000 ecstatic fans, Nic Endo unleashes a torrent of beats and shouts to help Japanese vent their feelings about their recent disasters. “We need to release our subdued feelings,” she told […]

 

Group Show; Yokohama Triennale ‘Our Magic Hour’ (Yokohama, Japan)

Mon 01 Aug 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Yokohama Triennale ‘Our Magic Hour’  August 6 – November 6, 2011 Based on the theme “OUR MAGIC HOUR”, the YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011 will be held at two main venues: the Yokohama Museum of Art and NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK). Focusing on works that allude to the magical mysterious powers in our daily lives […]

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Yoko Ono lays flowers at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph, receives Hiroshima Art Prize

Fri 29 Jul 2011 - Awards, Events & Exhibitions News

from Asahi.com The prize-giving ceremony for the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize (sponsored by Hiroshima City and Asahi Newspapers), an award for contemporary artists whose work has contributed to peace, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima on July 29th. The avant-garde artist (78), wife of the late John Lennon, a former Beatle, […]

Yoko Ono: ‘The Road Of Hope’ Mori Art Museum Art Course Lecture 13 (The Grand Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan) 4 Aug 2011

Tue 26 Jul 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono: ‘The Road Of Hope’ Mori Art Museum Lecture Mori Art Museum is pleased to present “MAM Art Course No.13: Yoko Ono – The Road of Hope’” on Thursday, 4 August, 2011. The “Mori Art Museum Art Course” is a series of educational courses exploring diverse facets of contemporary art. The courses are divided […]

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Billboard: Yoko Ono Talks Dance Hits, Lady Gaga, John Lennon and Twitter

Mon 25 Jul 2011 - Interviews & Articles

by Jessica Letkemann, Billboard N.Y. In December 2010, the last time Yoko Ono was at Billboard, she was being honored for a whopping five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. With her just-released single Talking To The Universe climbing the same chart, the iconoclastic veteran artist took time out to chat about the DJ […]

 

Yoko Ono receives the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award 2011

Sat 23 Jul 2011 - Awards

YOKO ONO was honoured last night in a ceremony presenting her with the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award. Now in its 20th year, this award is for modern-day patrons of the arts who “give their time, energy and money to encourage cultural life to flourish.” Announcing the award, the CEO and President of […]

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Yoko Ono sees Beatles and Bed-in memorabilia at the new Museum of Liverpool

Wed 20 Jul 2011 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono sees Beatles and Bed-in memorabilia at the new Museum of Liverpool Liverpool Echo YOKO Ono was reunited with the bedspread from the 1969 Montreal Bed-in For Peace yesterday. The 78-year-old was one of the special guests at the opening of the new Museum of Liverpool last night. She had the chance to see […]

 

MUST READ: July Newsletter by John Perkins

Mon 18 Jul 2011 - Yoko reads

by John Perkins Dear Friends, As I write this, I am watching the economic chaos in Greece. I’m sure we’re all sharing the feelings of fear of economic collapse that is rampant among the other European countries – and in fact, around the world. These events are classic cases of what I detail in my […]

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The Morton Report – Yoko Speaks: An Interview with Yoko Ono

Mon 04 Jul 2011 - Interviews & Articles

By Jaan Uhelszki, The Morton Report Yoko Ono is diminutive in size, but huge in spirit. She is a fearless artist who will attempt anything, whether it’s topping the Billboard charts as a dance diva in her seventh decade or redefining our concept of space with her art installations. Over the years she has become so much […]

 

‘My Hometown’ written by Yoko Ono & directed by Jerry Levitan & Terry Tomkins, opens Without Borders Film Festival in Spoleto

The Without Borders Film Festival in Umbria kicks off its fourth season on Friday with the world premiere of an animated film written and narrated by Yoko Ono. Hailed as the “only film festival with a soul” by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jerry Levitan, the non-profit event seeks to transcend political, economic, and religious differences by showcasing […]

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IMAGINE PEACE by Yoko Ono

Mon 04 Jul 2011 - Written work

IMAGINE PEACE by yoko ono to the pebble people: start your own campaign! A butterfly is hopping from flower to flower. Oh, good. I think. The butterfly is busybodying 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 […]

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♬ONO – TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE – 2011 Remixes OUT NOW

Fri 01 Jul 2011 - Discography, Music

Visit the TALKING TO THE UNIVERSE webpage with brand new remixes by Ralphi Rosario & Chris The Greek. Enjoy the music, leave your messages in the music timeline and Tweet to The Universe! Keep checking back – more tracks coming soon! Download the mixes on the first EP from the iTunes Music Store here.

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The New Yooxer: Star Dream Box: YOKO ONO

Fri 01 Jul 2011 - Interviews & Articles

Music has always been a major part of Yoko Ono’s life, from those legendary days as John Lennon’s iconic partner to the recent dance floor hits she has been delighting us with. Just how was the Yoko legend born? How does one reconcile such strong political ideals with a wicked sense of style? In time […]

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