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Imagine Peace Tower. Sunday 9th of October.


The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Viðey-island is the work of artist, musician and peace-activist, Yoko Ono. Symbolically, the Tower is a guiding light to world peace. The work is conceived as a “wishing-well”, out of which a huge tower or beam of light stretches into the sky. Engraved on the wishing-well are the words “Imagine Peace” in 24 languages. The work was installed in collaboration of the artist, with the City of Reykjavik and Reykjavik Energy in 2007.


Every year the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is lit to shine from October 9th to December 8th.

On the occasion of lighting of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, on October 9th 2011, Yoko Ono invites the public to Viðey-island that same evening. Ferry boat will be free during that night.
On October 9th Viðeyjarnaust will be open for guests. The evening will be made memorable for all those who attend with a serene and beautiful atmosphere. The house will be filled with candle-lights, musicians Jóel Pálsson and Óskar Guðjónsson will play ambient music and the choir Graduale Nobili will sing for guests by the IPT. The Wish Tree will be placed in Viðeyjarnaust where guests of all ages can leave a wish. Light refreshments and warm drinks are available.

Programme in Viðey-island October 9th.
A ferry docked at Skarfabakki-dock will sail for Viðey from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

A ceremony will be held at Naustið by the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, with the participation of the Graduale Nobili choir and others. The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit at 8 pm.

The boat will ferry guests back to Reykjavík from 9.00 to 10pm.

For further information about the boat ferry and services in Viðey, please see www.videy.com og www.elding.is





Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 29.03.2014