CCUPY SAVVY EXCLUSIVE(S): Long read about John Lennon

Imagine: Kim Dotcom in Parliament, thanks to Mana Movement
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Occupy Savvy

Strange bedfellows, the kinder critics called them. Hurtling towards mutual self-destruction, media stalwarts assured everyone. Cut from too different a cloth.

Are we referring to Kim Dotcom and Hone Harawira? If you are a consumer of mainstream media, you could be forgiven for thinking so.

Instead we are referencing that which acid tongues heralded as an end to an era of 4-piece perfection: the demise of the Great White Hope the Beatles.

Yoko Ono and John Lennons relationship became a constant churn of tabloid fodder.

Unfounded speculation and undermining from every facet of the establishment became the standard governmental response to these two iconic maverick soulmates and political activists.

Yet scratch the surface and the universal purpose of the Lennon-Ono collaboration are self-evident in the creation of its many timeless treasures, which we now hand down through generations.

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http://occupysavvy.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/imagine-kim-dotcom-in-parliament-thanks-to-mana/

YO @ Folkstone Triennial in August 2014

Folkstone Triennial

Lookout

30 August 2 November 2014

Curator: Lewis Biggs

Artists List:

Jyll Bradley
Pablo Bronstein,
Strange Cargo
Diane Dever and Jonathan Wrigh
Tim Etchells
Andy Goldsworthy
Ian Hamilton Finlay
John Harle and Tom Pickard
Emma Hart
Alex Hartley
Will Kwan
Gabriel Lester
Amina Menia
muf Architecture/Art
Yoko Ono
Marjetica Potrč and Ooze Architects
rootoftw
Sarah Staton
Something & Son

The result is artworks that resonate with the town and its socio-economic and cultural history, as well as exploring universal issues. Some commissions will rejuvenate existing sites, others will create new environments in the town, involve the collaboration of local communities, and address aspects of daily life affecting people on a global scale, such as climate change, environment, sustainability, technology and communication.

Lewis Biggs, Curator of Folkestone Triennial, said: Im very proud to be Curator for an exhibition that is fast becoming a focus of interest around the world. The Folkestone Triennial presents a very special opportunity for artists who have already achieved a certain status, and want the new challenge of showing outside the gallery, museum or sale room. I have been careful to invite only artists whose practice fits this opportunity; who want to be in dialogue with the urban context, who have something to say about contemporary life in a wider world and who want their work to be enjoyed by a broader audience.

Pablo Bronstein, Four Alternate Designs for a Lighthouse in the Style of Nicholas Hawksmoor, 2014. Ink and watercolour on paper. Courtesy Herald St./Folkstone Triennial

http://www.folkstonetriennial.org.uk

O No! by Jamie Wood

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The Ovalhouse Theatre in south London has announced its summer season May to July 2014, which includes:

in Theatre Downstairs…

O No! by Jamie Wood in collaboration with Wendy Hubbard and Dominic Kennedy, from 20 to 24 May 2014. Produced by Ovalhouse and Jamie Wood / FiRST BiTE work in development. Playing amongst the enigmatic instructions of Yoko Ono’s art works, in the shadow of Lennon’s death, O No! is a psychedelic ride, a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying the Beatles.
(Downstairs)
52-54 Kennington, Oval, London, SE11 5SW
Tel: 020 7582 7680
Tube: Oval
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Dates
Previews from 20 May 2014
Opens 20 May 2014
Booking to 24 May 2014
Closes 24 May 2014

Times & Prices
Times: Tue to Sat at 7.30pm Prices: £5

STALACTICA at QUINCAILLERIE VANDER EYCKEN BRUSSELS

STALACTICA
at QUINCAILLERIE VANDER EYCKEN BRUSSELS
April 24 – April 27 2014

Saâdane Afif, Maurizio Anzeri, Aaron Aujla, John Baldessari, Roger Ballen, Davide Balula, Charles Baudelaire, Hilla and Bernd Becher, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Ghyslain Bertholon, Matthias Bitzer, John Bock, Melanie Bonajo, Marcel Broodhaers, Étienne Chambaud, Pauline Curnier-Jardin, Salvador Dali, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Erró, Lionel Estève, Sam Falls, Bernard Frize, Rainer Ganahl, Nadia Guerroui, Sara Glaxia, Franz Graf, Lori Hersberger, Gregor Hildebrandt, Christian Holstad, Melissa Ichiuji, Adrien Missika, Christian Jankowski, Nanda Jansen, Katja Jukowski, Jesper Just, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Kristof Kintera, Kolkoz, Terence Koh, Michael Kunze, Alicja Kwade, Thomas Lerooy, Piero Manzoni, Vincent Mauger, Marcel Marien, Alexej Meschtschanow, Isa Melsheimer, Klaus Mettig, Theo Michael, Matthew Monahan, G.P. Monroe, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Jürgen Ots, Kirsten Pieroth, Daniel Richter, Henning Rogge, Brie Ruais, Sterling Ruby, Benjamin Sabatier, Santiago Sierra, Jean Tinguely, Alexandros Tzannis, Otto Wols, Guido van der Werve, Paul van Hoeydonck, Jannis Varelas, Costa Vece, Jorinde Voigt, Andy Warhol, Yarisal & Kublitz

STALACTICA unfolds in the building of the former Quincaillerie Vander Eycken in Bruxelles. The 1878 building becomes a surreal garden containing a universe of objects, sculptures and paintings. STALACTICA is curated by the fictive curator Sven Jorgensen a character from the Zucker Abrahams and Zucker directed movie Top Secret (1984).

STALACTICA is initiated by the french curator Anissa Touati german artist Tjorg Douglas Beer and a co-production of Galerie Utopia Berlin / Athens and Ramapano Paris with the kind support of Collection Frédéric de Goldsmith, Collection Patrick Letovsky, Collection Ariel Roger-Paris, Collection Famille Servais, Collection Pascaline Smets, Collection Ronald Rozenbaum, Retilet Collection.

STALACTICA includes hosts a Dinner performance by Samuel Boutruche (Kolkoz), James Henry (chef from the Bones, Paris), Svente (chef from Les deux Amis, Paris) – Only by reservation – 60 euros + STALACTICA Party – List & doorman – midnight until late -

STALACTICA includes a Videoprogramm by Nanda Janssen feat. works by
Melanie Bonajo, Dineo Seshee Bopape & Guido van der Werve.

Ramapano has organized and produced projects in France, Japan, Italy and the US. Galerie Utopia has realised different exhibitions in Europe and the US, i.e. at X-INITIATIVE, New York, TATE modern London, REMAP3 Athens, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the BERLIN KREUZBERG BIENNALE.

Preview + Bar Open
Wednesday April 23, 5 pm to 9 pm
(rsvp at mail@galerieutopia.com)

Opening + Bar Open
Thursday April 24, 5 pm to 9 pm
(rsvp at mail@galerieutopia.com)

Dinner Performance + Party
Friday April 25, 9.30 pm
(rsvp at contact@ramapano.com)

Opening Hours
April 25 until April 27 2014 10 am to 6 pm

Location
Quincaillerie Vander Eycken
66, rue du Viaduc
1050 Ixelles
Brussels

http://ramapano.com/
http://galerieutopia.com

Yoko + POB Live 2014 !!!!!!!

Capture fuji rock fest 2014Fuji Rock Festival the perfect place to enjoy music, meet new people and open your mind. July 24th – July 28th 2014

Updated Line-up! An additional 21 Artists Announced!

10-Apr-14

A total of 21 additional artists announced! And many amazing domestic acts are included.
14 domestic artists that represent the diversity of modern Japanese music scene including Man With A Mission, Miyavi, Begin, Gotch, Straightener, The Ska Flames, Yukihiro Takahashi and Minako Yoshida. Seven more international artists announced including The Heavy, St. Vincent, James Iha, Norman Watt-Roy and Yoko Ono!

Ásgeir The Band Apart New Barbarella’s Bang Bang Begin New Biffy Clyro The Bloody Beetroots Live Bombay Bicycle Club Claude Vonstroke The Cro-Magnons Cyril Hahn Darkside Dubfire Fanfare Ciocarlia Foster The People Garland Jeffreys Gotch New The Heartbreaks The Heavy New Hunter Hayes The Inspector Cluzo Jacques Greene New Jake Shimabukuro James Iha New John Butler Trio Jonathan Wilson Jungle Jungle By Night Kelis London Grammar Lorde The Lumineers Man With A Mission New Miyavi New Moe. Narasirato Norman Watt-Roy New Ogre You Asshole New The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Parquet Courts Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Phono Tones New ?Pia-No-Jac? New Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Qemists The Roosters Sano Motoharu & The Hobo King Band Sbtrkt The Ska Flames New The Skatalites Slowdive Sooo Baad Revue New St.Vincent New Steve Nieve – Joe Sumner – Tall Ulysse – Together New Straightener New The Strypes Syl Johnson, Bobby Rush & Lavelle White Soul Music Legends Takahashi Yukihiro With In Phase [James Iha × Takakuwa Kei(Curly Giraffe) × Horie Hirohisa × Gondo Tomohiko × Suzuki Toshiharu] New Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Travis Trim (Yoshida Minako&Kawai Daisuke Duo Meets Murakami “Ponta” Shuichi New Ulfuls The Waterboys White Lung YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND New Yukadan New

http://www.fujirockfestival.com/

You’re My Yoko

cd marley flyrasta

Son of reggae legend’s fifth solo album arrives just in time for 4/20 smoke-out

Marley is different from his other family members and siblings, most of whom live in Florida or Jamaica. Years ago, he settled in Los Angeles with his Israeli wife Orly Agai and their children.

“Every king needs a queen,” Marley says as he explains the significance of the track, “You’re My Yoko,” on the album. “For John Lennon, that was Yoko Ono. I can relate to John’s changes with the Beatles, what he was going through and the role that Yoko played in bringing him out to explore himself more as an artist, a man and a human being.”

Agai did the same for Marley. Like Yoko, she, too, came between a family, encouraging him to break from his geographic tradition and relocate on the West Coast. “I’m sure some of them will complain about my wife, too,” he jokes.

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ziggy-marley-flies-like-a-694320

Somewhat Abstract Selections from the Arts Council Collection in Nottingham

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Somewhat Abstract
Selections from the Arts Council Collection
12 Apr 2014 – 29 Jun 2014

Artists include Tomma Abts, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Zarina Bhimji, Anthony Caro, Helen Chadwick, Prunella Clough, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Frink, Gilbert and George, Barbara Hepworth, Yoko Ono, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Walter Sickert, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, Cathy Wilkes and Rachel Whiteread.

Virtually every significant artistic movement since the Second World War is touched on in this major exhibition drawn from The Arts Council’s own national collection, curated by Nottingham Contemporary’s Director Alex Farquharson. Spanning seven decades of art made in Britain, Somewhat Abstract shows the work of 70 artists, eight of them Turner Prize winners.

Abstract art is the exhibition’s starting point. Yet as its title suggests most of the art works are near-abstract, rather than truly abstract. They are works in which the world has undergone a transformation. The image has lost its definition to become something else, while still retaining a sense of where it came from.

Abstract art is generally non-pictorial. The word abstract is also used to describe a thought or theory that is removed from concrete facts and circumstances. This includes the systems, models and diagrams that we use to explain the world, or control it.

For this reason Somewhat Abstract reflects ideas and perspectives outside of art itself. It alludes to nature and landscape, architecture and technology, history and power, modelling and map-making. Its artworks consider social and economic systems, class and gender, bodily experience and existential questions, while the scales it deals with range from the macro to the micro. It includes paint on canvas and bronze sculptures, both staples of earlier abstract art. However it also includes nearabstract photography, together with artworks made from resin, plasticine, pig’s blood, burnt objects – and a computer driven chandelier synced with a morse code monitor, signalling a text by the avant garde musician John Cage through magnificent crystal.

In the mid 20th century abstraction and representation were seen as opposites, with artists forced to take sides. This old distinction no longer holds true, with many contemporary artists moving nimbly in and out of abstraction. Most of the work in this exhibition belongs in the more ambiguous spaces between “isms” familiar from textbook art histories. Abstractions now shape our world, from minimalist architecture to global finance. Even the all pervasive digital image is formed from abstract squares of coloured light, if you get close enough.

Somewhat Abstract Opening Party

Somewhat Abstract Opening Party
11 Apr 2014

Join us at the opening of our new exhibition Somewhat Abstract, Selections from the Arts Council Collection.

Artists include Tomma Abts, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Zarina Bhimji, Anthony Caro, Helen Chadwick, Prunella Clough, Richard Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Frink, Gilbert and George, Barbara Hepworth, Yoko Ono, Eduardo Paolozzi, Bridget Riley, Walter Sickert, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, Cathy Wilkes and Rachel Whiteread.

Virtually every significant artistic movement since the Second World War is touched on in this major exhibition drawn from The Arts Council’s own national collection, curated by Nottingham Contemporary’s Director Alex Farquharson. Spanning seven decades of art made in Britain, Somewhat Abstract shows the work of 70 artists, eight of them Turner Prize winners.

The exhibition opening is followed by a party until 11pm featuring a DJ set from Penny, a new audio-visual project from Asher Levitas and Michael Crowe. BBC 6 Music’s Tom Whalley will be playing seven decades of great British music.

A limited number of complimentary drinks courtesy of Absolut Vodka (FCFS) are available.

http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/somewhat-abstract-opening-party

Nottingham Contemporary

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Nottingham
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