Artist Yoko Ono during the opening of Yoko Ono: Land of Hope exhibition at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia on February 02, 2016 in Mexico City.
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By Julia Zorthian
September 12, 2016

Women all around the world: Yoko Ono is calling on you to share your experiences and eyes for her newest artwork.

The artist put out a call on Sept. 6 for women to send her photos of their eyes and written “testament[s] of harm done” to them for being women. She will feature the statements in multiple languages, along with the eye photographs, in her new exhibit, Arising, at Iceland’s Reykjavik Art Museum.

“I very much hope for your participation,” Ono wrote in the invitation, which she shared through a Facebook event on the museum’s page. Women can submit to the exhibit throughout its run this fall and winter by dropping off their materials at the museum, sending them by mail to the museum or emailing them to arising@reykjavik.is.

Here’s the full text of the call for entries:

ARISING
A CALL

WOMEN OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A TESTAMENT OF HARM DONE TO YOU FOR BEING A WOMAN.

WRITE YOUR TESTAMENT IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE,
IN YOUR OWN WORDS, AND WRITE HOWEVER OPENLY YOU WISH. YOU MAY SIGN YOUR FIRST NAME IF YOU WISH, BUT DO NOT GIVE YOUR FULL NAME.

SEND A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR EYES.

THE TESTAMENTS OF HARM AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR EYES WILL BE EXHIBITED IN MY INSTALLATION ARISING, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – FEBRUARY 5 2017, AT REYKJAVÍK ART MUSEUM.

I VERY MUCH HOPE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

yoko ono
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

The installation about difficulties women have experienced will be on display from Oct. 7, 2016 to Feb. 5, 2017.

Ono has created participatory and interactive art before; the Museum of Modern Art held a major exhibition of her art last year.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@timeinc.com.

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