Istanbul joins in global celebration of Yoko Ono’s ‘Morning Piece’

This weekend the Istanbul Modern will be one of numerous locations around the world to collectively host and”Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015,and” a global gathering at sunrise on June 21 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Onoand’s New York performance of and”Morning Piece (1964) to George Maciunas.and”
Maciunas, a Lithuanian-born American performance artist, was a founding member of the avant-garde artist network Fluxus.
and”Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015and” comes on the sidelines of the ongoing exhibition and”Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971and” at New Yorkand’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which is the main organizer of this weekendand’s global event.
and”Morning Pieceand” was first performed in Tokyo in 1964 and again on the roof of Onoand’s apartment building at 87 Christopher Street in September 1965. At these events, attendees gathered at sunrise and Ono sold artworks with typewritten pieces of paper attached to glass and other materials. Referencing the original work, and”Yoko Ono Morning Peace 2015and” is a sunrise gathering activated by events across the globe, allowing the celebration to continue for 24 hours as the sun rises in different time zones.
The Istanbul Modern is one of eight official partner institutions hosting the events along with those in Milan, Sydney, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Moscow and Hong Kong.
Sundayand’s event is set to begin at 5:30 a.m. and continue until noon at the Istanbul Modernand’s newly unveiled temporary site-specific installation, and”All That Is Solid,and” in the museumand’s courtyard. The free admission program will include art workshops for various age groups inspired by Onoand’s work, a yoga session, a tea workshop, recitals and concerts. Istanbul Modernand’s ongoing exhibitions will also be open to visitors starting from 5:30 a.m. For further information, see www.istanbulmodern.orgen.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman