In the exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, LIGHT (original title in Japanese 灯 あかり) , Ono will present a variety of works to bring light to the Japanese people in the wake of the tragic earthquake. Among the works in the exhibitions are: TO THE LIGHT, a large maze which people can walk through to find a light in the center; INVISIBLE PEOPLE, transparent human-shaped figures standing in dim lights in the darkness; works from REMNANTS, arranged and displayed broken furniture from a house that was destroyed in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Based on one of the works from REMNANTS, Ono created an edition work titled AIR CLOCK and will release it to the public for the first time in this exhibition. Ono will also inscribe messages of her hopes and thoughts in the gallery space with Japanese calligraphy.
Born in 1933, Yoko Ono has engaged with some of the most tragic and inspiring events of the 20th century - from the fire-bombing of Tokyo during the Second WOrld War and the death of her late husband, John Lennon, to her involvement with Fluxus and the 'Bed-In for Peace'. Despite, or perhaps because of [...]
The opening of the 15th annual John Lennon Scholarship program has been announced by the BMI Foundation, Inc. The 2012 program will award three scholarships to U.S. college student songwriters. Prizes totaling $20,000 will be given for the best original songs submitted to the competition. Established by Yoko Ono in 1997 in conjunction with the [...]
Yoko Ono inspires locally produced cartoon For Jerry Levitan, meeting John Lennon and Yoko Ono when he was 14 was a life-altering experience that continues to enrich his life. That’s one reason why he continues to spread their message through art. Now 57, Levitan, a local lawyer, children’s entertainer and Emmy Award-winning producer of the [...]
'Youthful' Queen meets Yoko Ono at Museum of Liverpool Yoko Ono, who had flown in from New York for the occasion, said she was struck by how youthful the Queen was looking and was impressed by her choice of colours. The Queen wore a burgundy wool coat and dress by Karl Ludvig with a matching hat by [...]
Three As Four featuring Yoko Ono: Insalaam Inshalom – “Judaism and Islam can live side by side” (Bialik Street 27, Tel Aviv, Israel)
Come Together by David Stromberg, New York Times. Photograph by Neta Alonim On Sunday night, the fashion collective Three as Four opened its highly anticipated exhibition “Insalaam Inshalom” at the Beit Ha’Ir Center for Urban Culture in Tel Aviv, bringing to fruition a project over two years in the making. Covering the walls of the four-story building in fabric printed [...]
by Jorge Artajo Yesterday Getafe, a working class populated city at the South of Madrid, wanted to pay homage to the victims of domestic violence and prepared several acts during the whole evening and night to people aware about this social problem and as a way of telling to the victims that they are not [...]
YOKO ONO: Wish Tree for Tokyo (MoCA Tokyo, Japan) December 9, 2011 Wish Tree for Tokyo, first on view in YES Yoko Ono spring 2004 at MOT, has been planted in the museum's sculpture garden. The work has been donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo for its permanent collection. [...]
by Nick Hallam, Positive Posters. Photos: John Deer Okay, so I can finally explain to you what all the mentions of Yoko Ono were around the exhibition last week… Back in 2009, in an attempt to get some images we could use to lure sponsors and gain interest in Positive Posters, we sent a bunch of A0 posters with [...]
Beholder 19 November 2011 - 18 February 2012 Part of Edinburgh University's Hume Tercentenary The gallery office currently looks like something of a command centre. Giant lists of artists, ‘nominators’ and works occupy all of our large notice boards. To give you a sense of how eclectic this all is, the list of artists starts [...]
￼Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life, Grey Art Gallery, Sept. 9–Dec. 3, 2011 INTRODUCTORY TEXT A truly international network of artists, composers, and designers that developed in the 1960s, Fluxus resists categorization as an art movement, collective, or group. It also defies traditional geographical, chronological, and medium-based approaches. Rather, Fluxus participants embrace [...]
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Dear Friends Many lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg's sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns. I fully support Mayor Bloomberg's wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor. We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage. With deep respect and love, Yoko Ono Lennon 24 January 2011
Senate Debating USIP next week Last February the House voted to essentially eliminate USIP. Now the Senate takes on debate and we must help steer the course in a more positive direction. After you sign and share the petition, please call both your Senators' offices, reachable via the Congressional switchboard at: 1-202-224-3121. Sign here.
Imagine There's No Hunger. Join us at www.hardrock.com & help @HardRock & @WhyHunger feed 1 million children this year. #imaginenohunger "This is a beautiful step towards World Peace. By imagining there's no hunger, like John sang in his song, we express our strong desire to bring a world in which children will never again suffer from hunger or poverty. Let's come together and help spread this message around the world." Yoko Ono Lennon WhyHunger's global campaign IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER was made possible with the generous permission and support of Yoko Ono Lennon. Purchasing the bracelet, limited edition pin, necklace, men's t-shirt, or women's t-shirt will help fight childhood hunger and poverty worldwide through grassroots solutions that secure basic rights to food, water, land, jobs, and credit.
Yes, I'm A Witch Yes, I’m a witch I’m a bitch I don’t care what you say, My voice is real, my words speaks truth, I don’t fit in your ways. I’m not gonna die for you, you might as well face the truth I’m gonna stick around for quite a while. We’re gonna say [...]
RCA Secret this year celebrates its Eighteenth Birthday as a unique exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus current postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art. Last year's postcards and artists will be available to view on this website until Friday 11th November 2011. THE SECRET [...]
by Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times Yoko Ono’s shining Peace Tower, a column of unstoppable light high in the night sky, moves our writer in Reykjavik to tears. Nobody could disagree with the view that Iceland is a pulse-quickening destination for an adventure weekend. Glacier- hopping is an adventure. So is whitewater rafting. Or cycling [...]
"A Tradition in our family" by Kári Tulinius, Reykjavik Grapevine Airwaves. I did not know what to expect from tonight’s lineup. Essentially it was Plastic Ono Band and various sub-voltrons thereof. I was afraid the gig would be hermetic and insular. People playing for their friends. This could not have been further from the truth. This [...]
Dear Friends, On Sunday, I was in Reykjavík with our son Sean to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, and celebrate his and John's birthday - October the 9th. In a boat big enough for Sean and me and all our friends who came all the way from New York, Liverpool and Tokyo, we slowly sailed our [...]