YOKO ONO NAMED MEXICO CITY’S DISTINGUISHED GUEST
Last Updated: 2016-02-05
MEXICO CITY, Feb 4 (NNN-EFE)– Artist Yoko Ono on Wednesday was named a distinguished guest of Mexico City by Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.
At the ceremony held in the colonial-era city hall, Mancera called Ono, the widow of John Lennon, an icon of avant-garde and conceptual art, the municipal government said in a statement.
Thank you for joining us and for bringing Mexico City not only an important art exhibit but also a message supporting the culture of peace, the exercise of freedoms and the recognition of women, he emphasized.
Ono on Tuesday at the capitals Memory and Tolerance Museum inaugurated her Land of Hope exhibition, a retrospective of her most activist work consisting of 19 pieces of conceptual art.
The exhibit is part of the Paradise Project of the Mexico Archbishoprics Culture Commission, which is engaging in extramural activities in public spaces around the city, such as in the Chapultepec Forest, planting the so-called Trees of Wishes in Cuitlahuac Park, with an eye toward expanding upon Onos message of peace.
Ono signed the capitals Book of Distinguished Visitors and received a miniature replica of Mexico Citys iconic Wings of the City sculpture from the mayor.
Also attending the ceremony was Japans ambassador to Mexico, Akira Yamada, and the capitals coordinator of international affairs, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, among other noteworthy figures.–NNN-EFE