Greet the summer solstice with Yoko, Blood Orange & Virgil Abloh
June 21st marks the summer solstice, which for some means a day of spiritual/holistic rituals, and for others it means the longest day of the year – meaning the longest day to binge drink on a roof. This year the solstice can be a little bit of both as the MoMA will celebrate Yoko Ono’s Morning Piece, a performance which she first executed in Tokyo in 1964 and then replicated the following year in Manhattan.
The original performances began at sunrise, during which Ono would sell pieces of paper and other artworks that would specify a particular date and time of day, like ‘May 9th, 1990, sunrise.’ These dates were markers to with which to “see the sky through,” as Ono would tell the guests, and were intended to make those involved picture (and thus own) a future time of the sky.
This year, as part of Ono’s retrospective exhibition at the MoMA (One Woman Show, which covers her work from 1960 – 1971), the museum will revamp the piece, hosting it both at the midtown location and at PS1 in Long Island City. The performance, which will take place from 4:30 – 8:30 am, will be even more cause for celebration as FLAT WHITE (aka Virgil Abloh) will be in charge of DJing and Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes) will give a #veryrare performance, both of which will keep you dancing in a trance as you greet the sun.
While Yoko will only be at one of the events (we know she’s superbly magical, but teleportation might still be out of her reach), the festivities are encouraged to take place throughout the sunrises across the globe for 24 hours, giving you the perfect “Well it’s 5am somewhere” excuse to never let the party die down.
Hurry up and buy your tickets here
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960 – 1971 will run until September 7th
Read our interview with Yoko Ono here