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    Despite their artistic skill, Anita Pallenberg, Suzi Ronson and Yoko Ono were cast as mere lovers or muses. They’re now being allowed to tell their own stories – even if it’s after death- Annie Zaleski Tue 21 May 2024 11.46 CEST In a 2008 interview ...
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    • Yoko Ono is born in Tokyo on 18 February 1933. Her mother, Isoko Yasuda, comes from a prominent banking family. Her father is Eisuke Ono, a descendant of samurais, nobles and priests. Though trained as a concert pianist, he is pursuing a career in banking. The family moves several times, living in San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo. Ono receives classical piano and vocal instruction
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    • The family are in Tokyo during the Second World War. They survive the devastating bombardment of March 1945, and Ono is sent to the countryside with her brother and sister. On 6 August, the United States Army Air Forces drops an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Three days later, Nagasaki suffers the same fate
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    • Ono is admitted to Gakushūin University in Tokyo, as its first female student of philosophy. She is introduced to Existentialism and Marxism, and becomes acquainted with the pacifist ideas propagated in postwar Japan. In 1952, Ono joins her family in New York, enrolling at Sarah Lawrence College in 1953 to study poetry and musical composition
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    • Ono meets the avant-garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi. They marry and live together in Manhattan. Through Ichiyanagi, Ono encounters John Cage. She begins to make a name for herself as an independent artist. With her composition Lighting Piece, 1955 (first publicly performed in 1961), Ono is one of the very first artists to create event scores
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    • At the end of 1960, Ono rents a loft at 112 Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan. She and La Monte Young organize avant-garde events and concerts there. She displays and performs many of her own works. In 1961, she has her first solo exhibition at the AG Gallery. Canvases are placed on the walls and the floor, and visitors interact with them according to her instructions
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    • In May 1962, Ono gives a concert and exhibits her Instructions for Paintings at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo. She works on her artist’s book Grapefruit, a compilation of her ‘instruction works’; it is first published in July 1964. On 20 July 1964, in Kyoto, Ono performs her legendary performance Cut Piece for the first time
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    • In New York and London, Ono continues to perform. She develops mailing events and uses advertising in art magazines as a medium for her instruction works – for which she is now considered a pioneer. Ono presents her solo exhibition Yoko at Indica: Unfinished Paintings and Objects at the Indica Gallery in London. This is where she meets John Lennon
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    • Ono’s Film No. 4 (Bottoms) is banned by the British Board of Film Censors. Ono protests in front of their London office, handing daffodils to passers-by and telling reporters (previously alerted to the protest) that the flowers – like the film itself – are ‘for peace’. The ban is removed
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    • The Acorn Event, at Coventry Cathedral in England, marks the beginning of Ono and Lennon’s peace related performances. They plant two acorns, one on each side – east and west – of the cathedral to represent their wish for world peace. Later that year, they release the album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
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    • On 20 March, Ono and Lennon are married in Gibraltar. The Vietnam War is at its worst, and the couple appears in an increasing number of actions to support world peace Age: 36
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    • In place of a honeymoon, they perform Bed-in for Peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam (25–31 March), and then again at the end of May, at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. They record the song Give Peace a Chance.

      Lennon and Ono launch Acorn Peace; they send 96 letters containing acorns (‘living sculptures’) to world leaders, asking each recipient to plant their acorn for world peace Age: 36
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    • On 15 December, they start a peace campaign WAR IS OVER! If you want it, printed on posters and billboards in cities all over the world – Athens, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Paris, Port of Spain, Rome, Tokyo and Toronto Age: 36
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    • Ono and Lennon announce the creation of Nutopia, a conceptual country with no leadership – citizenship can be obtained through a simple declaration of awareness of this state.
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    • Ono and Lennon give birth to their son, Sean, on 9 October 1975. The couple reduce their public activities Age: 42
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    • In 1980, they begin work on a new collaborative album, Double Fantasy
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    • On 8 December, Lennon is shot and killed outside their home at the Dakota Building in New York.

      Ono continues their work for world peace, conducting diverse projects combatting social injustice, especially against women Age: 47
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    • Ono devotes herself increasingly to music. She is awarded a Grammy for Album of the Year for Double Fantasy, the last LP she recorded with Lennon. Strawberry Fields, a memorial to Lennon, is opened in New York’s Central Park
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    • Ono is involved in antinuclear activism, attending an international forum in Moscow in 1987.

      She gradually focuses her interest on exhibitions once again. Yoko Ono: Objects, Films is presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1989
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    • Ono is represented at the Venice Biennale in 1990, and several exhibitions of her works appear in the Nordic countries. She releases new music, and tours Europe and the US with Sean Lennon’s IMA band. She becomes one of the first artists to participate in internet-based exhibitions
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    • YES Yoko Ono, the most extensive retrospective devoted to the artist to date, is shown at the Japan Society in New York in 2000, and subsequently exhibited at numerous venues in North America, South Korea and Japan
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    • In 2002, Ono launches the biennial LennonOno Grant for Peace
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    • Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is inaugurated in Reykjavik on 9 October 2007. The tower beams a column of light into the sky for several weeks every year. The artwork is dedicated to Lennon and symbolizes their continuing work for world peace Age: 74
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    • In 2009, Ono is awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 53rd Venice Biennale. In the same year, Ono inaugurates the Courage Award for the Arts
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    • Ono receives multiple honours for her life’s work, including the Hiroshima Art Prize and Oskar Kokoschka Prize. Several museums and galleries – such as the Serpentine Gallery in London, MoMA in New York, and MOT in Tokyo – honour Ono’s work with major solo exhibitions
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    • In 2014, Ono gives UNICEF (Peace Prize laureate, 1964) permission to use the song Imagine for the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. All funds raised by the project are channeled to education, healthcare and emergency assistancefor children in more than 150 countries.

      Together with her son Sean Lennon, Ono advocated strongly against hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. They formed a group called Artists Against Fracking, putting pressure on the state Governor through large campaigns across the city. Their advocacy eventually helped lead to a state-wide ban on fracking in 2015
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    • In addition to Ono’s involvement in numerous exhibitions all over the world, she continues to work actively in support of world peace and environmental protection.

      In 2019, she opens the Manchester International Festival with Bells for Peace – thousands gather to create a people’s orchestra of bells
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    • In 2021, Ono stages the I LOVE YOU EARTH digital billboard campaign across England
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    • In 2022, after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ono launches a global IMAGINE PEACE campaign, presenting the message on prominent billboards in New York, London, Milan, Los Angeles, Rome, Berlin and Seoul. She raises £300,000 for the UN’s Central Emergency Relief Fund through the sale of a limited-edition print
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Age91
Birthday 18 February, 1933
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Artist
Claim to Fame Known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking, Wife of John Lennon
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Yoko Ono (Japanese: 小野 洋子, Ono Yōko, オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art and filmmaking.

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