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YOKO ONO: T.V. to See the Sky


To experience the work you need to register on Zoom via this link or via the QR code below. You can also experience the installation via YouTube (Getty Research Institute)

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc.” SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a closed circuit T.V. set up in the gallery for looking at the sky”. It broadcasts a live video feed of the sky from above the building where it was installed – a way to bring the sky inside, even if a space lacked windows.

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of the sky via Zoom. A network of international institutions will participate in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home. At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership. The event takes place on June 21, 2021 to coincide with and celebrate the Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse in USA (June 20–24).

The work T.V. to See the Sky can also be experienced at Malmö Konsthall 21 June 2.42 pm–5 pm and 22 June 11.00 am–2.42 pm.

Sky T.V. for Washington, Yoko Ono, 1966/2014, closed-circuit video installation, dimensions variable. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016. Photography by William Andrews. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To experience the work you need to register on Zoom via this link, or via the QR-code.

Participants include:

Art Exchange, Colchester, UK
Artsonje, Seoul, South Korea
Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary
Asia Art Archive in America, India & Hong Kong
Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brasil
British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Antarctica
Casa de la Cultura Tijuana, Mexico
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Collaborative Cataloguing Japan, Philadelphia, US
Contemporary Calgary, Canada
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, US
Dashboard US, Atlanta, US
Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, US
Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland
Group Locale, Tunis, Tunisia
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., US
Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, US
Houston Center for Photography, Texas, US
Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, US
Interstitial Press, Australia
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, US
Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
M+, Hong Kong
Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Art & Design, San José, Costa Rica
Museum Sztuki Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
National Gallery Singapore
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, US
Rangi Gallery & ARK Artist Residency Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Recess Art, Brooklyn, US
Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Anseong, South Korea
SALT, Istabul, Turkey
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
Schaumbad Graz, Austria
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan
TateLiverpool, Liverpool, UK
TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, US
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Tselinny Center of Contemporary Culture, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Wali Chafu Collective, Nairobi, Kenya
Womanifesto in Australia, Thailand, & India
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa