IMAGINE PEACE, 2022
Fifty-three years after her Amsterdam and Montreal Bed-Ins with John Lennon, Yoko Ono staged a new global intervention by pausing commercial advertisements on the world’s most prominent digital screens to share a message of peace with the global community. An invitation for the world to unite, Ono broadcasted her powerful, universal mantra IMAGINE PEACE every evening at 20:22 through March 2022.
Times Square, New York, USA
West Hollywood, California, USA
Seoul, South Korea
The public art installation presented by CIRCA in collaboration with Serpentine, featured local translations of Yoko Ono’s message to the world. It ran on London’s Piccadilly Lights and was screened across the CIRCA network in Los Angeles, Milan, Melbourne, New York, and Seoul every evening throughout March 2022.
IMAGINE PEACE by Yoko Ono
To coincide with this commission, Yoko Ono created a new time-limited edition silkscreen print, available to purchase for one month only, which raised over £250,000 for United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
OCEAN CHILD: SONGS OF YOKO ONO
Performances by Sharon Van Etten, David Byrne, Yo La Tengo, Sudan Archives, Death Cab For Cutie, Thao, U.S. Girls, Jay Som, Stephen Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Deerhoof, We Are KING, The Flaming Lips, Japanese Breakfast and Amber Coffman.
Album benefits WhyHunger.
Subscribe to the Ocean Child Podcast here.
Who Has Seen The Wind? – David Byrne & Yo La Tengo
Join in with these participatory artworks by Yoko Ono. Print out WAR IS OVER & IMAGINE PEACE posters. Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER & SKYLANDING. Add your smiles to #smilesfilm. Send your testimonies to ARISING. Tribute your parents at My Mommy Is Beautiful & My Daddy Is Beautiful.
Events & Exhibitions
YOKO ONO: MEND PIECE
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York, USA - map
Wed 31 Aug 2022 - Fri 23 Dec 2022
Yoko Ono: The Learning Garden of Freedom
Kaunas Picture Gallery (Subdivision of M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum), K. Donelaičio g. 16, Kaunas 44213, Lithuania - map
Thu 08 Sep 2022 - Sun 04 Dec 2022
Imagine all the people…
Yoko Ono on Spotify
ONO – Yes, I’m A Witch Too (2016)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Between My Head And The Sky (2014)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Take Me To The Land Of Hell (2013)
Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore – YOKOKIMTHURSTON (2012)
John Lennon – Power To The People – The Hits (1968-1984/2010)
ONO – Yes, I’m A Witch (2007)
Yoko Ono – Blueprint For A Sunrise (2001)
Yoko Ono/IMA – Rising Mixes (1996)
Yoko Ono/IMA – Rising (1995)
ONO – Open Your Box (1991)
Yoko Ono – Starpeace (1985) – re-release coming soon
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Milk And Honey (1984)
Yoko Ono – It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982) – re-release coming soon
Yoko Ono – Season Of Glass (1981) – re-release coming soon
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy Stripped Down (1980/2010)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy (1980)
Yoko Ono – A Story (1974/1997) – re-release coming soon
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band & Something Different – Feeling The Space (1973)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory, Endless Strings and Choir Boys – Approximately Infinite Universe (1973)
John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory plus Invisible Strings – Sometime in New York City (1972)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Fly (1971)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (1970)
The Plastic Ono Band – Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (1969) – re-release coming soon
John and Yoko – Wedding Album (1969) – re-release coming soon
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions (1969)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins (1968)
Singles, EPs, Tracks & Guest Appearances
Black Lips & Yoko Ono – Occidental Front (2017)
ONO – Hell In Paradise 2016 Part 1 (2016) & Part 2 (2017)
Bleachers & Yoko Ono – I’m Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise (2015)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band & The Flaming Lips – Do It! (2011)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band & The Flaming Lips – Atlas Eets Christmas (2011)
Basement Jaxx & Yoko Ono – Day Of The Sunflowers (We March On) (2009)
ONO – You’re The One (1991)
John & Yoko The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1971)
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Why (Extended Version) (1970/2016)
Plastic Ono Band – Remember Love (1969)
Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace A Chance (1969)
Yoko Ono & Ivry Gitlis With The Dirty Mac (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards & Mitch Mitchell) – Whole Lotta Yoko (1968/1995)
The Beatles – What’s The New Mary Jane? (1968)
The Beatles – Revolution 9 (1968)
The Beatles – The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (1968)
The Beatles – Birthday (1968)
Singles & EPs on Vinyl at Chimera Music
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Do It! EP
Yoko Ono, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore – Early In The Morning (2012)
tUnE-yArDs as YOKO – We’re All Water | Warrior Woman (remix)
Yoko Ono & Iggy Pop – Waiting For The D Train | I’m Going Away Smiling
Yoko Ono & RZA – Greenfield Morning | Seed of Joy | Life is a Struggle
Yoko Ono & Antony – Love You Earth | I’m Going Away Smiling (2015)
Yoko Ono & John Zorn – Blink (2015)
Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) | Atlas Eets Christmas (2015)
Available at Chimera Music
ONO Number Ones
Yoko’s 13 x Billboard ‘Hot Dance Club Play’ Chart Number Ones
02. Everyman, Everywoman… (13 Nov 2004)
03. No, No, No (12 Jan 2008)
04. Give Peace a Chance (16 Aug 2008)
05. I’m Not Getting Enough (13 Jun 2009)
06. Give Me Something (17 Apr 2010)
07. Wouldnit (25 Sep 2010)
08. Move On Fast (12 Mar 2011)
09. Talking To The Universe (17 Sep 2011)
10. Hold Me (27 Apr 2013)
11. Walking On Thin Ice 2013 (12 Oct 2013)
12. Angel (8 Nov 2014)
13. Hell In Paradise 2016 (28 Jan 2017)
Find out more about ONO here.
JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND
The albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band were recorded and released in 1970. From left to right:
1. The book John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band tells the story of these albums and the narratives behind them.
2. The album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band has been remastered and re-released on CD.
3. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection has been remixed and released as an 8 disc Deluxe Box Set and as 2LP, 2CD and 1CD sets.
4. You can also watch the Classic Albums documentary about the making of these albums.