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T.V. to See the Sky, Inspired by Yoko Ono's work Sky T.V.
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21/06/2021

On June 21st, 2021, during the Summer Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse, more than 60 art venues around the world broadcasted the sky for a full day. 

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work presented a 24-hour video streaming of the sky. A network of international institutions participated in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home.

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 T.V. just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc."

At Getty's invitation, the events of the Hungarian sky were transmitted to the world by the Artpool Art Research Center from Szabolcs Street in Budapest. 

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 24-hour live video streaming was watched by more than 5,000 viewers worldwide.

Participating institutions: 

  • Art Exchange, Colchester, UK
  • Artsonje, Seoul, South Korea
  • *Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary*
  • Asia Art Archive in America, India & Hong Kong
  • Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brasil
  • British Antarctic Survey, Halley Research Station, Antarctica
  • Casa de la Cultura Tijuana, Mexico
  • Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
  • Collaborative Cataloguing Japan, Philadelphia, US
  • Contemporary Calgary, Canada
  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, US
  • Dashboard US, Atlanta, US
  • Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, US
  • Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland
  • Group Locale, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 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
  • Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
  • M+, Hong Kong
  • Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
  • Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 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 Sztuki Łódź, Łódź, Poland
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 Australia, Thailand, & India
  • Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa