As an artist, film-maker, poet, musician, writer, performance artist and peace activist for over five decades, Yoko Ono has influenced generations of people. TO THE LIGHT, a major exhibition of her work at the Serpentine Gallery, reflects upon her enormous impact as an artist and a pioneering visionary
Yoko Ono is an internationally-recognised conceptual artist who has defied traditional boundaries by creating new forms of artistic expression. This exhibition, Ono’s first in a London public institution for more than a decade, includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works.
Yoko Ono is also presenting #smilesfilm, a worldwide participatory project, as part of her exhibition. Conceived as a way of connecting people across the world, users are invited to upload and send images of their smiles via Twitter and Instragram, creating a global string of smiles covering the planet.
‘Each time we add our smiles to #smilesfilm, we are creating our future, together. Give us your smile! I love you!’
Yoko Ono, 2012
TO THE LIGHT at the Serpentine Gallery is part of the London 2012 Festival.