A Callout to Women of the World from Yoko Ono

yokoYoko Ono loves collaborating with the masses, as demonstrated by her wildly popular Wish Trees in 2008. On Sept. 6, Yoko Ono sent a callout to women around the world, inviting them to share a testament of harm done to them because they are women. She also asked them to include a picture of their eyes. The testaments and photographs will be part of an installation called “Arising,” which will be on display from Oct. 7, 2016 to Feb. 5, 2017.

WOMEN OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A TESTAMENT OF HARM DONE TO YOU FOR BEING A WOMAN.

WRITE YOUR TESTAMENT IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, AND WRITE HOWEVER OPENLY YOU WISH. YOU MAY SIGN YOUR FIRST NAME IF YOU WISH, BUT DO NOT GIVE YOUR FULL NAME.

SEND A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR EYES. THE TESTAMENTS OF HARM AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR EYES WILL BE EXHIBITED IN MY INSTALLATION ARISING, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – FEBRUARY 5 2017, AT REYKJAVÍK ART MUSEUM.

I VERY MUCH HOPE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

You may email your testaments to arising@reykjavik.is

You can mail your testimonial here: Reykjavik Art Museum Tryggvagata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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