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 [...]
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 [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
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 [...]
XV Woman Biennale Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Corso Porta Mare 5, 44121 Ferrara, Italy Dal Saturday 21 April 2012 al Sunday 10 June 2012 Ufficio stampa Studio Pesci Gli artisti correlati Loredana Longo, Lydia Schouten, Naiza H. Khan, Nancy Spero, Regina José Galindo, Valie Export, Yoko Ono Curatori Lola Bonora, Silvia Cirelli Comunicato stampa evento: VIOLENCE. L’arte [...]
Sixties singing star Marianne Faithfull co-curating a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. The 65-year-old singer- songwriter and actress has taken inspiration from her own life and influences to choose pieces from the Tate collection. The show, ‘Innocence and Experience’, which runs from April 20 to September 2, is co-curated with the Albert Dock Gallery’s Darren [...]
IRELAND’S INAUGURAL DUBLIN BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART 15th June – 24th June 2012 Dublin Biennial Gallery Point Village, East Wall, Dublin 1 http://www.dublinbiennial.com ARTIST RECEPTION & PREVIEW – Thursday 14th June 6-9pm GALA OPENING BLOOMSDAY – Saturday 16th June 12-3pm OPERATIONAL HOURS – Monday – Sunday 12- 8pm The exhibit is the first [...]
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, capturing the simultaneous impulse emergent in the 1960s to use the earth as an artistic medium and to locate works in remote sites far from familiar art contexts. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser [...]
John Cage war als Komponist, Musiker, Philosoph, Literat und Denker so einflussreich und hoch geachtet wie kaum ein anderer Künstler in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Doch sein Werk als bildender Künstler und sein Einfluss auf die Kunst sind viel weniger bekannt als seine Musik. Die Ausstellung, kuratiert von Wulf Herzogenrath, stellt Cage als [...]
Yoko Ono photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel “The Chanel jacket has become the symbol of a certain elegance, feminine, with an air of nonchalance, classic and timeless, that is of all times,” said Karl Lagerfeld in Paris after the photo shoot of the book The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld [...]
Interview by Chrissy Iley, The Sunday Telegraph, 25 March 2012. Yoko Ono noiselessly taps at her MacBook. Everything about her is quiet and compact – even the keyboard on her computer hardly makes a sound. She is wearing a black fitted jacket and trousers. It is low cut and reveals a tiny womanly figure. Her [...]