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Sky Above Budapest Broadcast to Mark Summer Solstice on Yoko Ono’s Initiative

Dorottya Zalay 2021.06.22.

Inspired by Japanese artist and activist, Yoko Ono, a unique art event involving Budapest was organized to mark the summer solstice. Starting at 2:42 pm (CET) on Monday, more than 60 art venues around the world broadcast live videos of the sky for 24 hours on Zoom.

The sky above the Hungarian capital also appeared in the ‘Zoom meeting,’ broadcast by the Artpool Art Research Center from the project room of the Museum of Fine Arts/Central European Art History Research Center, in Szabolcs Street.

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The project called ‘T.V. to See the Sky’ was inspired by a 1966 video installation entitled ‘Sky T.V.’ by Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, and was organized by the Getty Research Center and the Feminist Center for Creative Work.

Featured photo illustration by Balázs Mohai/MTI