Yoko Ono celebrates her 90th birthday
Yoko Ono celebrates her 90th birthday on 18 February and in her honor, a light will be lit on the Imagine Peace Column in Viðey Island.On this occacion her works will be shown in the new exhibition Kaleidoscope - International Collection in the Reykjavík Art Museum.
The Imagine Peace Column in Viðey Island near Reykjavík, is an outdoor art piece by the artist and peace activist Yoko Ono. It is a beacon for world peace on which the words "Imagine Peace" are engraved in 24 languages. The Imagine Peace Column is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon, Yoko's husband and a partner in the peace struggle, and always lit on his birthday, October 9th.
Yoko Ono has inspired countless individuals around the world and challenged them to think critically about the world with art beeing her tool to promote peace and social justice.
In 2016, the Reykjavík Art Museum hosted the exhibition YOKO ONO: ANOTHER STORY, where light was shed on aspects of Yoko Ono's extensive and varied artistic career.
In the new exhibition Kaleidoscope – International Collection in the Reykjavík Art Museum are works by numerous foreign artists who have had a wide impact on the Icelandic art scene by leaving their works of art in this country. Yoko Ono is among these artists and her works are in the exhibition as well as works by her husband John Lennon which was a gift from her to The Reykjavík Art Museum.
To celebrate Yoko Ono's 90th birthday on 18 February 2023, Yoko´s son, Sean Ono Lennon, has made a virtual 'Wish Tree' for people all over the world to post their wishes online and (in association with One Tree Planted) plant real trees in Yoko's honor.
Everyone is invited to make a wish and plant a tree before the website launches. The wishes will be there for people to see when the website launches publicly on Yoko’s birthday at www.wishtreeforyokoono.com
On the occasion of Yoko Ono's 90th birthday, we honor her legacy and thank her for invaluable contribution to the art world and beyond.
Happy 90th Birthday, Yoko Ono!