Art Production Fund is pleased to present IMAGINE PEACE by Yoko Ono as part of the Times Square Alliance public art program on September 21, 2012, which marks the thirty-first annual International Day of Peace. As part of this global gathering of individuals in the name of peace each year, Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE message will be translated into 24 world languages and displayed hourly across American Eagle Times Square, MTV 44 ½ and Viacom North and South signs throughout Times Square.
IMAGINE PEACE is Yoko Ono’s ongoing worldwide initiative of anti-violence that uses internet projects and presence, posters, thoughts, badges, and a multitude of other media to communicate its message of peace to the global community. Located in a highly trafficked location, this Times Square installation aims to spread awareness and encourage the community to take responsibility and promote worldwide peace. "It is an honor to be able to share Yoko Ono's vision of art and peace on such a significant platform as Times Square, which is also known as the Crossroads of the World," said APF Co-Founders Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal. “Art reaches beyond borders and we join Ono’s commitment to opening peoples’ hearts to act on the message of peace.”
Past IMAGINE PEACE projects include the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland (2007) and IMAGINE PEACE for PAUSE at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas produced by Art Production Fund (2010). The impact of this campaign is tremendous and continues to grow. Over the past few years the artist has also collected over 1 million wishes, to be sent to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland. Yoko Ono has nearly 3 million Twitter followers, 2.5 million views on YouTube as well as hundreds of thousands of supporters through other social media outlets.
This project is made possible by American Eagle, MTV and Viacom, with tremendous thanks for their donation of the Times Square signs.
“Let us come together to realize a peaceful world” - Yoko Ono.
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