blood orange and virgil abloh to perform at yoko ono’s morning peace

Dev Hynes and FLAT WHITE will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ono's artwork Morning Piece at MoMA.

by Charlotte Gush
08 June 2015, 12:40pm

YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015. Spring 2015. Ink on paper; drawing for the event

MoMA are staging a global sunrise gathering on 21 June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yoko Ono's Morning Piece, renamed for 2015 as Morning Peace. At MoMA in New York, which is currently hosting Ono's One Woman ShowDev Hynes will perform a live Blood Orange set and Virgil Abloh will DJ as FLAT WHITE between 4.30 and 8 am.

First performed in Tokyo in 1964, Morning Piece was recreated by Yoko Ono on the roof of her apartment building at 87 Christopher Street in New York in September 1965. At the performances, attendees arrived at sunrise and Ono sold artworks consisting of typewritten slips of paper attached to glass and other materials, specifying a date and time of morning (e.g. "February 3, 1987 after sunrise"). Ono would tell the buyers, "You can see the sky through it," offering them, as MoMA says, "the possibility of possessing something intangible: a future morning".

Events will be held at galleries around the world as the sun rises in different time zones throughout the 21 June. Morning Peace 2015 will be celebrated at Fondazione La Triennale di Milano (Milan), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul), the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), M+ (Hong Kong), the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo).

If you can't make it to any of the eight official events, Ono encourages you to stage your own Morning Peace, giving the following directions:

On the solstice at sunrise
celebrate mornings of
past, future, and now.
Listen to the world.
Touch each other
when the sun comes up.

Participants are encouraged to share their their experience on social media, using the hashtag:


Read yoko ono's instructions for living a curious, creative life

Dev hynes
Blood Orange
Virgil Abloh
Yoko Ono
flat white
morning peace