The major exhibition, TO THE LIGHT is celebrating the renowned Japanese artist, Yoko Ono in London.
The Serpentine Gallery is showcasing Ono’s new and past archives, films, installations, films and performances.
Ono’s original work challenges traditional norms by allowing the artist and viewer to develop a relationship. At times, one who is observing becomes the observed through a mental and physical state of being. It’s a wonderful approach to creating new forms of artistic expression and progressing conceptual art.
Also Ono is promoting her #smilesfilm, a global project that encouraging participation as a new way for people to connect by freely uploading images of their smiles across the world and hash-tagging#smilesfilm on Twitter or Instagram.
“Our smiles change moods and opinions as they radiate positive energy out into the world, creating joy, healing and peace, changing the Universe for the better,” Yoko Ono said in a statement while announcing the application.
Serpentine Gallery viewers can visit a specially designed booth to submit their smiles that will later be displayed in digital form on smilesfilm.com.
Yoko Ono is recognized as a multimedia artist, film-maker, musician, peace activist, performance artist, poet and writer in the creative industry. The Guardian features an interview with Yoko Ono about her creativity and drive to change and amaze viewers with her artistic perspectives.
The exhibition is associated with the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week UK-wide celebration acknowledging internationally-renowned artists from Midsummer’s Day on 21 June 2012 to the end of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012.