Yoko Ono 's IMAGINE PEACE message to appear in the UK during 2012 Olympics
IMAGINE PEACE is a public art installation presented by Art Production Fund as part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration from 21 June to 9 September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the world. The project will consist of Yoko Ono 's IMAGINE PEACE message, translated into 24 world languages, appearing on London 2012 Live Sites screens, and screens at Victoria Park, Hyde Park, and Art on the Underground/Canary Warf. Accompanying this installation is John Lennon's historic anthem Imagine from 1971. Yoko Ono will also have a concurrent solo exhibition entitled To the Light on view from 19 June to 9 September 2012 at Serpentine Gallery .
IMAGINE PEACE is artist Yoko Ono 's worldwide initiative of anti-violence. This ongoing project uses internet projects and presence, posters, thoughts, badges, and a multitude of other medias to communicate its message of peace to the global community. Past IMAGINE PEACE projects include the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland (2007) and IMAGINE PEACE for PAUSE at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas produced by Art Production Fund (2010). The impact of this campaign is tremendous and continues to grow. Over the past few years the artist has also collected over 1 million wishes, to be sent to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland. Yoko Ono has nearly 2.4 million Twitter followers, 2.5 million views on YouTube, as well as hundreds of thousands of supporters through other social media outlets.
To support and spread awareness of this project, Art Production Fund will release special-edition IMAGINE PEACE products as part of the Works on Whatever (WOW) line of artist-designed everyday items. The products will be available at Selfridges during the London 2012 Festival, and all proceeds from sales will support public art. "We are really excited to collaborate with Yoko Ono and Art Production Fund at Selfridges. This is a unique opportunity for us to work with an icon of the twenty-first century and to help bring awareness to her very worthwhile peace programme," said Judd Crane, Director of Womenswear at Selfridges. These IMAGINE PEACE products will be available for a limited time on www.selfridges.com and www.worksonwhatever.com.
"Let us come together to realize a peaceful world." Yoko Ono
Artists: Yoko Ono