Group Show: Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde (MoMA, New York, USA)

Sat 18 Aug 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Tokyo transformed itself from the capital of a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture, and commerce, becoming home to some of the most important art being made at the time. Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde provides a focused look at the […]


Yoko Ono: An Invisible Flower

Sat 18 Aug 2012 - Written work

by Yale Breslin, Life and Times Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just 19, at the very start of her artistic career. Her book, tells the story of an invisible beauty and the one special person, “Smelty John,” who catches sight of it. Written years before Yoko met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the […]


Liverpool Echo: Yoko Ono celebrates Liverpool’s past, present and future in artwork for the ECHO

Fri 17 Aug 2012 - Interviews & Articles

Yoko Ono celebrates Liverpool’s past, present and future in artwork for the ECHO by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo, 17 Aug 2012. LIVERPOOL’S status as a “world in one city” inspired the artwork created specially for today’s ECHO front page by Yoko Ono. The image, signed “love Yoko” by John Lennon’s 79- year-old widow, features a […]


Group Show: Liverpool Love (Liverpool, UK)

Fri 10 Aug 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Liverpool Love  - charitable artbeat – is a unique Art exhibition (curated by Christian Furr) celebrating the city of Liverpool through the Artistic contributions of some of the world’s leading artists. Yoko Ono: Liverpool Luv, 2012 - Ink on paper, 4.5 x 6.7″ (unframed) – Bid here.   Through the Art displayed we hope to provide, not only great […]


On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2012 by YOKO ONO

Sun 05 Aug 2012 - Written work

  Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are […]

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Group Show: Fukushima Biennale (Fukushima, Japan)

Sun 05 Aug 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennale 2012 – SORA
Aug 11 – Sept 23, 9am – 7pm

Fukushima Airport building, park, blue tent facilities and International Cargo: tel: 0247-57-1111
Gallery Masuga
Fukushima University Library Gallery.

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Group Show: OPEN #15: ‘Flags’ (Venice Lido & San Servolo Island, Italy)

Wed 01 Aug 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

OPEN #15. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations: ’Flags’ Curated by Paolo De Grandis The fifteenth edition of OPEN, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations will be held in Venice Lido and in the San Servolo Island from 30th August to 30th September 2012 in parallel with the Venice Cinema Festival and the Architecture Biennale. This […]


Yoko Ono: To The Light & #smilesfilm (Serpentine Gallery, London, UK)

Fri 20 Jul 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono (born 1933, Tokyo) is a pioneering artist, film-maker, poet, musician, writer, performance artist and peace activist. Her prolific career has spanned five decades – she has embraced a wide range of media, defying traditional boundaries and creating new forms of artistic expression. The Serpentine is delighted to present the work of artist Yoko Ono. […]

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Group Show: Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan (Haifa Museum of Art & Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel)

Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Group Show: Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan Haifa Museum of Art, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa, Israel July 22 – October 21, 2012 Organized by Japan Foundation Curators: Mr. Kenjiro HOSAKA, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Ms. Elena Yaichnikova, Critic & independent contemporary art curator, Moscow The exhibition “Double Vision” consists of two parts […]


Group Show: Forte Piano: Le Forme Del Suono (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy)

Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

The works of 80 international artists – musical sound forms, reports, roaring, – scattered in all areas – internal and external, public and secret, humble and noble – at Auditorium Parco della Musica.


Group Show: The Tanks (Tate Modern, London, UK)

Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Be a part of Tate Modern’s new space, The Tanks from July 18 – October 28, 2012. For 15 weeks these magnificent raw, industrial spaces offer a sensational line-up of performance and events. View the full programme.


Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE at Selfridges, London during 2012 Olympic Festival

Tue 17 Jul 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

Selfridges continues to unfold its major series of initiatives staged to celebrate the most important cultural and sporting year in Great Britain’s history with the launch of Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE. Previewing at Selfridges from 21 June, IMAGINE PEACE is a public art installation by Yoko Ono, presented by Art Production Fund. It consists of Yoko […]


NPR On Point – Tom Ashbrook talks to Yoko Ono

Wed 27 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles, Radio & TV

  Link to audio Yoko Ono became instantly, globally famous when she appeared at the side of John Lennon at the height of his fame with The Beatles. The Beatles, Lennon, were epically revered. Yoko Ono was something new. They were pop. She was Dada. A challengingly conceptual artist. With a personal history few knew […]


Yoko Ono receives lifetime achievement award from Dublin Biennial for contribution to art, music and campaigning

Fri 22 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

Yoko Ono: honoured in Dublin by The Irish Times Yoko Ono spoke of her late husband John Lennon’s love of Ireland yesterday as she received her lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the worlds of art, music and campaigning, writes Aishling Phelan. ‘‘John, who sometimes considered himself 100 per cent Irish, would have loved […]


London Evening Standard: A message from Yoko & TO THE LIGHT, Serpentine Gallery – review

Thu 21 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

by Ben Luke, Evening Standard Ono’s film, IMAGINE PEACE, set to Lennon’s song, is a very personal contribution to the London 2012 Festival, she tells Ben Luke Outside the Serpentine Gallery on a rare lovely summer’s day, crowds are thronging around five small Cornus trees. Dangling from the branches are pieces of card on which […]


The Huffington Post: SMILE by Yoko Ono

Thu 21 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

by Yoko Ono, exclusively for Huffington Post. When I thought of the idea for #smilesfilm in 1960s, I was not thinking of anything in particular, just a “wouldn’t it be nice?” kinda-thing. When John, my husband, passed away, I was feeling down, so down, that it showed on my face when I looked at myself in the […]


Go YOKO by Polly Devlin, Vogue magazine

Mon 18 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

YOKO revisited: Author and conservationist Polly Devlin first met Yoko Ono with John Lennon on an assignment for this magazine in 1971. The two women were reunited on the eve of Ono’s Serpentine Gallery exhibition, To the Light (June 19 to September 9,, in “Go Yoko”. “We were both young women then and she’s […]


The Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

Sun 17 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

“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. “


The Observer: When Sam Taylor-Wood met Yoko Ono

Sat 16 Jun 2012 - Interviews & Articles

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 official #smilesfilm iPhone App is out now on iTunes and it’s FREE ☺

Fri 15 Jun 2012 - Events & Exhibitions

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 […]





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