One of the highlights of Edmonton’s Nuit Blanche 2015 was Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree / Imagine Peace. A temporary forest appeared in Churchill Square and the public was encouraged to write their wish on a little tag and hang it on a tree. 25 more words
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A sprawling two-part installation at Nuit Blanche, Yoko Ono’s work Wish Tree shoehorns international prestige and credibility into the late-night art happening’s Edmonton debut. A sign on City Hall reading “Imagine Peace” and 121 trees on Churchill Square (to which one is asked to attach written wishes) are both, like much of her art and poetry, deceptively simple gestures — yet in their way subversive in a global climate of endless war and summoned fear. 682 more words
If you could have one wish for Scotland’s future, what would it be?
To mark the first anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum, yesterday on Buchanan Street in Glasgow city centre there was a wish tree. 845 more words