Friday, May 7, 2010

Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Josip Broz Tito - One conceptual action

Belgrade, April 30, 2010 (Serbia Today) - Immediately after the wedding, in1968, Yoko Ono and John Lennon planted the oak tree dedicated to the idea of the world peace in the yard of the cathedral in Coventry in the UK. Soon, Yoko Ono decided to extend the action and include the world leaders who had the power to make decisions of war and peace. Fifty statesmen received letters and acorns in which Yoko and John explained their anti-war idea and asking acorns to be planted as a symbol of the world peace. Josip Broz Tito also received this invitation. An exhibition of “Yoko, Lennon and Tito - One conceptual action” will be held at the Museum of the history on Saturday May 1 at 12 noon. The documents on action “Acorns” will be presented at the exhibition and other peace-art actions of Yoko Ono and John Lennon from the 1969’s. Among them are drawings of Yoko Ono made on the 40th anniversary of the acorn project, as well as photographs shot by Josip Broz which were exposed at his two solo exhibitions in Maribor and Sarajevo in the early sixties. The authors of the exhibition are: Momo Cvijović (Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade), and Sava Stepanov (Golden Eye Gallery, Novi Sad). The exhibition will last until August 1. It will be open every day except Monday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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