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 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).
Participating institutions include: Albertinum (Dresden State Art Collections), Dresden, Germany Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Art Exchange, Colchester, UK Artsonje, Seoul, South Korea Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary 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 Angles, 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 Stuki 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 Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Anseong, South Korea Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland SALT, Istanbul, Turkey San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US Schaumbad Graz, Austria Singapore Art Museum, Singapore TateLiverpool, Liverpool, UK Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Taipei City, Taiwan 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