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Scenes from Yoko Ono's Sunrise Performance at MoMA

by Andrew Tess

A flash flood at the stroke of 4:30am couldn't keep the crowds away from attending YOKO ONO MORNING PEACE 2015, a global sunrise celebration on the summer solstice held at MoMA early Sunday morning. The event, which marked the 50th anniversary of Yoko's 1965 performance of Morning Peace in New York City, was a busy affair at the museum and worldwide: the experience was continued in 8 different time zones with gatherings also hosted in cities like Milan, Moscow, Sydney and Tokyo. Breakfast was served all through dawn, which included French pastries, juice, coffee and champagne and partygoers kept themselves awake by dancing to a set by FLAT WHITE aka Off-White designer Virgil Abloh. For those who didn't feel like noshing or dancing, you were free to explore the artist's solo exhibit 'Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971' held on the museum's sixth floor or display your creativity in participatory art making stations with Yoko's poems. As the sun began to rise around 6am, Yoko took to the stage for a rambunctious set of screaming and dancing alongside Abloh. Soon after, Dev Hynes' band Blood Orange performed a stellar mix of new and old tracks including their hit song 'You're Not Good Enough' and a newly-penned one with NYC-based singer Empress Of. Check out photos from the performance, below.

'Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971' will be on display at the museum through September 7, 2015.

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