YOKO ONO: Imagine Peace Times Square
- Date: December 01 - 30, 2012
- Location: Times Square, NYC
- Partner: Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Times Square Advertising Coalition
- Artists: Yoko Ono
IMAGINE PEACE: TIMES SQUARE IN DECEMBER 2012!
Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE will be shown nightly throughout the month of December 2012 at 11:57pm - 12:01am on 15 screens throughout Times Square!
IMAGINE PEACE is presented by the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
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Print and hang your IMAGINE PEACE poster and show your support for a peaceful world!
Art Production Fund is pleased to present IMAGINE PEACE by Yoko Ono as part of the Times Square Alliance public art program on September 21, 2012, which marks the thirty-first annual International Day of Peace. As part of this global gathering of individuals in the name of peace each year, Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE message will be translated into 24 world languages and displayed hourly across American Eagle Times Square, MTV 44 ½ and Viacom North and South signs throughout Times Square.
IMAGINE PEACE is Yoko Ono’s ongoing worldwide initiative of anti-violence that uses internet projects and presence, posters, thoughts, badges, and a multitude of other media to communicate its message of peace to the global community. Located in a highly trafficked location, this Times Square installation aims to spread awareness and encourage the community to take responsibility and promote worldwide peace. "It is an honor to be able to share Yoko Ono's vision of art and peace on such a significant platform as Times Square, which is also known as the Crossroads of the World," said APF Co-Founders Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal. “Art reaches beyond borders and we join Ono’s commitment to opening peoples’ hearts to act on the message of peace.”
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 3 million Twitter followers, 2.5 million views on YouTube as well as hundreds of thousands of supporters through other social media outlets.
This project is made possible by American Eagle, MTV and Viacom, with tremendous thanks for their donation of the Times Square signs.
“Let us come together to realize a peaceful world” - Yoko Ono.
Yoko Ono (b. 1933, Tokyo, Japan) lives and works in New York. Ono is an influential artist who pushes the boundaries of the art, film, music and theatre media. She received the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Art Production Fund (APF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Co-Founders: Yvonne Force Villareal & Doreen Remen; Director: Casey Fremont Crowe. For more information please visit: http://www.artproductionfund.org/projects/yoko-ono-imagine-peace
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, presents leading contemporary art and performances in multiple forms and media to more than 400,000 daily visitors to New York City’s Times Square, making it one of the highest profile public arts programs in the United States. Since its inception, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of more than four dozen prominent and emerging artists. Times Square Arts is partially funded by Rockefeller Brothers Fund. www.TimesSquareNYC.org/artsYoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE message to Appear in Times Square on Peace DayDownload PDF