YOKO ONO | smile

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video projection

venue:
MACRO testaccio

exhibition date:
october 9th, 2010

opening hours:
8-12pm

 

about.

YOKO ONO’s film, SMILE, will be projected on the external facade of MACRO Testaccio (Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4), on the evening of October 9, 2010. It is being organized by STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI in collaboration with MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, to honor the seventieth anniversary of John Lennon’s birth, and also in conjunction with the Day of Contemporary by AMACI and RomaArt2Nights. The projection of Smile in Rome is one of a number of initiatives occurring around the world, to celebrate the memory of John Lennon and his work for peace. The film, titled Film No. 5 (Smile) was made by Yoko Ono in 1968, using a high-speed recording of John Lennon smiling at their home in London. Yoko Ono has written about the film:

“Last year, I said I’d like to make a ‘smile film’ which included a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world. But that had obvious technical difficulties and was very likely that the plan would have remained as one of my beautiful never-nevers. (…)
They say that in the corner of the world there is a man who sits and spends his life in sending good vibration to the world, and when a star twinkles, we are only catching the twinkle that was sent 1000 light years ago, etc. (…) 
Imagine a painting that smiles just once in a billion years. John’s ghostly smile in Film No. 5 might just communicate in a hundred year’s time, or maybe, the way the things are rolling, it may communicate much earlier than that. I think all the doors are just ready to open now. One light knock should do. It’s just that there are still a minority group in the world who are afraid of the doorless world to come. They’re just not sure how they can cope with it. But most of us know that doors are just figments of our imagination. The good thing is though, that law of nature that once you know, you can never unknown things, so the doors are going to disappear pretty rapidly, I think”.

Yoko Ono, October 2, 1968

Yoko Ono is a multi-media artist who constantly challenges the traditional boundaries of art. She is known for her groundbreaking conceptual and performance pieces, experimental films and music.

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artist.

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works.

here below some images from YOKO ONO’s smile.

 

more exhibitions.

more exhibitions by YOKO ONO with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition | Yoko Ono - The Yoko Ono Film Festival 2018 at Studio Stefania Miscetti

YOKO ONO

the YOKO ONO film festival
october 23rd-27th, 2018

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: BUON DOMANI A BETTER TOMORROW

BUON DOMANI – A BETTER TOMORROW

group show
december 9th, 2010 – january 29th, 2011

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: Yoko Ono I'll be back

YOKO ONO

i’ll be back
may 25th – october 30th, 2010

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ANABLEPS Group show

ANABLEPS

group show
march 9th – april 28th, 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: CANEVARI - ONO NYE

PAOLO CANEVARI – YOKO ONO

new year’s eve 1997 event
december 31st, 1997
piazza del popolo, rome

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition | Yoko Ono - The Yoko Ono Film Festival 1996 at Palaexpo Roma

YOKO ONO

the YOKO ONO film festival at palaexpo rome
february 15th-17th, 1996

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | YOKO ONO Projected Artists IV/V - Smile Event

YOKO ONO

projected artists obiettivo: roma IV/V – smile event
February 15th-17th, 1996

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Project: YOKO ONO - Lighting piece - Florence

YOKO ONO

lighting piece
january 12th-14th, 1995
ponte vecchio, florence

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | PALLE - Group show

PALLE

group show
december 10th, 1993 – january 1994

 

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art Rome | Exhibition: ROBERTO SGARLATA - VESTIRE IL SILENZIO

YOKO ONO

a piece of sky
february 12th – march 13th, 1993

more catalogues.

all catalogues by YOKO ONO with STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI.

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Anableps

ANABLEPS

catalogue of the exhibition
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 2000

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Yoko Ono | Projected artists - Obiettivo: Roma IV/V | Smile
Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Yoko Ono | Lighting Piece

YOKO ONO
lighting piece

exhibition catalogue
tipo-lito aurelia 72, rome 1995

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Catalogues | Yoko Ono | A Piece of Sky

YOKO ONO
a piece of sky

exhibition catalogue
rotoeffe, ariccia 1992