T.V. to See the Sky: Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V.

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of Sky T.V. in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a TV just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc.” SKY T.V. 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a closed circuit T.V. set up in the gallery for looking at the sky”. It broadcast a live video feed of the sky from above the building where it was installed–a way to bring the sky inside, even if a space lacked windows. 

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of the sky via Zoom. A network of international institutions will participate in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home. At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership. The event takes place on June 21, 2021 to coincide with and celebrate the Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse (June 20-24). 

Participants Include:

Albertinum (Dresden State Art Collections), Dresden, Germany

Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Art Exchange, Colchester, UK

Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary

Artsonje, Seoul, South Korea

Asia Art Archive in America, India & Hong Kong

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, US

Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil

British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Antarctica

Casa de la Cultura Tijuana, Mexico

Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Collaborative Cataloguing Japan, Philadelphia, US

Contemporary Calgary, Canada

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, US

Dashboard US, Atlanta, US

Feminist Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, US

Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, US

Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland

Group Locale, Tunis, Tunisia

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., US

Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, US

Houston Center for Photography, Texas, US

Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, US

Interstitial Press, Australia

Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, US

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

M+, Hong Kong

Malmö Könsthall, Sweden

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Museum of Art & Design, San José, Costa Rica

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Łódź, Poland

National Gallery Singapore

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, US

Rangi Gallery & ARK Artist Residency Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Recess Art, Brooklyn, US

Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Anseong, South Korea

SALT, Istanbul, Turkey

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US

Schaumbad, Graz, Austria

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica

The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, US

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Tselinny Center of Contemporary Culture, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Wali Chafu Collective, Nairobi, Kenya

Womanifesto in Sydney, Australia; Udonthani, Thailand & Baroda, India

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa