Yoko Ono

Imagine Peace, 2017 by Yoko Ono

IMAGINE PEACE is a concept born from Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s tireless work as peace activists, beginning with their 1973 proposal of ‘Nutopia,’ a world without borders. Since its inception, Ono has manifested IMAGINE PEACE in over 24 languages, as billboards, posters, newspaper advertisements, badges, tweets, and countless other media, to share this message of peace with the global community. In 2007 Ono created the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland, a tower of beaming light, which represents wisdom and love, and acts as a beacon for all those wishing to contribute to world peace. This flag continues Ono’s ever-growing peace campaign, perhaps now more timely than ever.


Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE was on view November 7th – December 13th, 2017 at:
Creative Time Headquarters, 59 East 4th Street, NY, NY
21C Museum Hotel Durham, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
RISD Museum, 224 Benefit St, Providence, RI
KMAC Museum, 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY
Ferrovia Studios, 17 Railroad Ave, Kingston, NY
California College of the Arts, 1111 8th St, San Fransisco, CA
Texas State Galleries, 233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX
City of Bloomington, Indiana, Seminary Park, 546 S College Ave; City Hall, 401 N Morton St; and Rosehill Cemetery, 1100 W 4th St
The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS


About Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a multi-media artist working in performance, instruction, film, installation, music, and writing. A forerunner in conceptual art involving collaboration, audience participation, and social activism since the early 1960s, Ono challenges viewers’ understanding of art and the world around them. Ono provided guest vocals on the 2017 Black Lips track “Occidental Front.”


Video by César Martinez, Creative Time’s Leonhardt Cassullo Video Fellow