24 Jan '12, 10am

Yoko Ono Delivers "Peace Postcards" to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Yoko Ono Delivers "Peace Postcards" to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

"All we are saying is give peace a chance" was a familiar chant from the '60's and it's back, along with its promoter, Yoko Ono. Yoko created her conceptual artwork, Wish Tree , in 1981 and this month it was introduced in support of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York -- although Yoko was there in spirit only. She was in warm sunny India , rather than freezing Zuccotti Park. The way it works is that people tie pieces of paper with their wishes for peace onto a tree. However, it wasn't so easy at Zuccotti Park where tying things to trees is not allowed. So instead, Yoko made 10,000 postcards. The idea is that the art is in giving it as a gift. And the exchange between people is part of the conceptual art. So the cards were handed out to everyone at Occupy Wall Street . © Yaelle Amir As an organizer from Occupy With Art explained: "Ono's piece is a more true gesture in...

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